How to Install Urinals

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How to Install Urinals
Urinals are becoming increasingly popular in private residences. (urinoir image by Photofranck from Fotolia.com)

A common site in public rest rooms, urinals are increasingly being fitted in homes as well. They offer benefits ranging from eco-friendliness and cost-efficient water use to the ability for easier cleaning to avoiding conflicts about what position to leave the toilet seat. A urinal often comes with many of the fittings needed to install it, so all that is required for installation is toolbox equipped with basic plumbing tools.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Grease pencil
  • Level
  • Pipe
  • Saw
  • Screwdriver
  • Sealant tape
  • Urinal hardware package
  • Wrench set

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the urinal to define where it will be placed relevant to the outflow pipe.

  2. 2

    Use a grease pencil to mark on a wall where the urinal will be installed. It should hang from studs in the wall or another secure point.

  3. 3

    Check your sketch with a level to determine even placement.

  4. 4

    Find the bathroom's water pipe and sewer outflow.

  5. 5

    Determine where your pipes will feed water into and waste out of the urinal. Saw through the wall to create outlets for these pipes.

  6. 6

    Shut off the water and connect your urinal to the pipes using a pipe wrench.

  7. 7

    Apply sealant tape to the pipes and attach the female collar and gasket included in the urinal hardware package.

  8. 8

    Hang the urinal using wall hangers or studs included in the package. Line the urinal up precisely with the pipe.

  9. 9

    Turn on the water and test the urinal by flushing it. Look for leaks and make sure the urinal is securely hung.

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