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October 12, 2019

– Hey guys! Welcome to this video. This is one of the first videos that I’m filming in my new studio, and it’s the installation of this top-notch Vitra toilet frame. It’s kind of a special one because we’re gonna have a few visitors
coming in and out of here, and I don’t really want
all their grubby hands flushing the old loo-loo, do I? So what I’m gonna instal is
a special infrared toilet, much like the ones you see at
airports and public places, and I thought it’d be
a good idea to show you that system that Vitra use, and also show you how to fit
one of their toilet frames, and also do a lovely concealed
toilet that’s wall-hung. We’ve got everything inside
here ready for us to go, so I’m really looking forward to doing this video for you today, guys. Let’s get on with it. Remember to follow us
on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, and I’ll see you soon. Remember to hold tight! (energetic music) So first up let’s have a quick chat about the room that we’re in, what we’ve done already to
get this job ready to do, which is what we call the first fix, and how this is all gonna work out. So another one coming
in with the bottom here, beautifully Brassoed and nicely clipped. We’ve got our cold feed water pipe here. We’ve got T just down here and we’re doing, we’re T-ing up to our
cold feed for our toilet but also running our cold further on because just around the corner here we’re gonna have a little hand basin. Now I just wanna quickly draw
your attention to the fact that our clips are on in line here because we found our studs going up there and that’s our best method of support. Now that’s a very
important thing to consider because these toilets need an
excellent amount of support because they are going
to be taking your weight when you sit down on the loo or someone else’s so it
has to be well fixed. So it’s a good idea to
find out, number one, exactly where your strong
points of the wall are. Carrying on just further ’round here, we’ve got our cold feed
going off to our kitchenette that is just behind there and we’ve also got our hot feed coming from our under seat water heater going off to our little
hand basin just here. As you can see we’ve got our inch and half that’s got a little bit
of a slope on it as well. And I think we’ll probably be boxing all this lot in soon anyway but for now it’s nice for
you to be able to see it and see exactly how
we’ve prepared this job. The other bit that we’ve done, is because we know what
toilet we’re fitting, and because we’ve got
what we call a T-loop, which is the special
control unit for a Vitra, and I’ll show you that in a second, that needs a power supply. Now we’ve put our power supply here with our little plug on there. Just remember that all this
is gonna get covered over and that for me is one
of the best advantages of having one of these concealed toilets is because you can put all
of your pipe wear behind and get a lovely clean finish
on the job when it’s done. So what I’m hoping to do, what I wanna show you in this video, is number one, how to measure
the height of the toilet so you got the rough standard
guideline for toilet height. How to actually fit the frame safely so it’s nice and strong, it isn’t gonna fall over, and that’s gonna require
a little bit of carpentry. Don’t worry guys, we’re plumbers. We can nail the carpentry, easy peasy. Then I’m gonna show you how
to properly board out all this so it doesn’t let the
toilet collapse through. Because sometimes what people do, is they board this stuff
with just plaster board. I highly recommend that you don’t do that. And then finally I’m gonna show you how to fix the actual
Vitra toilet together, get the waste done, get the cold water done, and then get it all put back together and hopefully working. And then we’ll get all the water on and show you this Vitra toilet working. (upbeat music) So first up let’s have a quick look at what we’ve actually got in our box. And this is our main piece of equipment. This is the actual Vitra toilet frame. Now if we have a closer look at this, these are very very simple. Let’s just have a look
at the basics first. We’ve got our actual system here. It’s got polystyrene ’round it to stop any condensation because obviously you’re
gonna be pouring cold water into a warm environment sometimes if the loo’s getting flushed quite a lot. We’ve got our actual flush pipe here which is integrated into the frame. We’ve got a big gap here that I’m gonna talk to
you about in a minute and that’s for our four inch waste. We’ve got our bottom adjustable feet. There’s two nuts on here
that adjust these each way so that’s pretty cool. So we can adjust the
height of it in a second. Then integrated right inside we’ve got our fill valve just here. We’ve got a flexible connector that goes up to where out
little shut off valve is here. Then that goes onto the top just like so. We’ve got a standard half
inch male thread there. At the back here we’ve
got our spaces set out for how far we want to set
our toilet away from the wall. We’ve then got our flush in here which we’re gonna talk about in a minute. You’ll notice these two here. This is where we’re gonna set up our flush control
arrangement later on the job in the second fix side. Of course we’ve always
got the box that I call the gubbins box. And that’s where you’ve
got all your fittings for different types of
systems and instals. So number one and the thing
that strikes you first is your waste outlet okay? So this piece here will fit into a standard four inch socket, doesn’t matter if it’s grey or brown. And also you’ve got a lot of adjustment on there
as well, up and down. There’s a little rubber seal in there that makes a nice rubber seal. So if you need to make this shorter, you can cut that off and know that it’s always gonna seal up. The two big yellow plastic bits are purely for protecting stuff going into the pipe work after you fit the frame. So if the tile is coming in and the plumber’s not on
sight or something like that, you can pop these over
there to stop the tile actually getting stuff
into your flush pipe or down into the soil stack. So that’s really handy. We then have our toilet pan connector. With large rubber collar
that will go onto the toilet. This is also very easily
adjustable as well and will fit in to the back of
this nice and easy like that. Endless reams of
paperwork and instructions and I highly recommend
you read these, okay? As I’ve said before, ladies read the instructions
and get it right first time and if you’re a man like me, do what I always do, throw these away and just
go hell for leather it trying to figure out yourself how to do it and get it wrong. So whatever you do, read the instructions. I mean it’s obvious. You’ll also find this small black clip. This comes in later when it comes to stabilising our soil pipe
outlet onto our frame. So we’ll talk about that soon. Depending on which toilet you buy, you’ll get a fitting kit
for your loo as well. But this only comes with the toilet. Next up you got your standard fittings. Screws, plugs, stuff like that. Got our flush pipe here as well which we’ll talk about in a minute. We’ve got our flush pipe rubber cone which makes a water tight seal between the flush pipe and
the actually toilet bowl. We’ve got some more fixings here. Some washers and some nuts. Then we’ve got our whole cutout for our Vitra control later on. Our actual manual control that we should be changing later on when we do our nice
infrared Vitra controller. Some studding here as well with protective sheaths. I’m pretty sure this would be used to hold the toilet up in a minute. Lastly, and you have
to buy this separately. So see it as you choose your frame, then you choose what kind of loo you want and then you choose the
finish of your button or the actual mechanical way that your button works. Lastly you’ve got our lovely, and I’m gonna try and show this to you without getting sticky hands on it, controller. This is infrared. So we’ve got our little control pack here. You have to buy a power pack
for these separately as well. Look at that. I did get it out last night so I kinda got rubby
fingers on it already. But then you’ve got your infrared bit here but also if you wanna
use manual flush still you can do that as well and override it. So that’s great, isn’t it? Remember you might not need to use all of these components. It depends on the particular
instal that you’re doing. (upbeat music) Right, so now we know
what we’ve got in our box. All laid out here, nice and easy. Let’s actually go through into the room, pop this up against the wall. A little bit of box. Oh, so you see my bum crack. What we do, we ascertain exactly where we want our waste to be. We can make sure exactly
where that’s gonna go. To go over to their
special kind of waste pipe all we do is pop this in. That goes straight on to our
standard grey pipe on here. Probably a little bit of lube could probably go on there as well but look that’s on there already. We can then pop this pipe on here. We can adjust the height we’ve got. So we can twist this
up to where we want it. We can also adjust how far
out this piece sticks out. Roughly about 18 centimetres off the wall. So we’ve got a lot of give. Now the thing is, we can pop this over to where we want it now. Roughly here. Am I happy with that being there? I am pretty happy with that. I think that’s gonna go lovely just there. The next thing I wanna do is figure out exactly how high I want my toilet off the floor. (upbeat music) Right, so can you see
how close we are already to figuring out roughly
where we want our loo? Then we’ve got our
centre holes here, okay? These holes in a minute we’re gonna use to actually hang our loo on when we’ve got all our
wall done and everything. Great thing is, is that
you can use this here as roughly as the top of the loo. So that’s really really handy. So I want the loo to be 17 inches, the top of the loo to be roughly
17 inches off the ground. At the moment we are 16 so I
wanna give it another inch. It’s so easy to do with the system they’ve
got for adjusting it. The best method I found for this is to lay the toilet
frame down on the floor and then use your tape measure to measure from the top line down to
whatever height you require. So for this one roughly 17 inches. And then pull the legs down to correspond with your tape measure and then just nip up lightly the nuts because in a minute when we
marry up our frame to the wall, we’re probably gonna have to do a small amount of adjustment
if the floor is out of level. Just a tiny tiny bit, that’s just perfect. (upbeat music) Alright then guys, so now
I’ve got this installed. I can sort of visualise
where we’re gonna go. What we do next is we measure the width of holes that we’ve
got for our particular toilet and then we use those holes for the specific ones on here. So we’ve got a seven inch gap on this. This is where you need to
improvise a little bit as well because let’s face it, we’re going onto a plaster
board wall here with studs. So first what we’ve got to do, is we’ve got to build
across some four by two to pick up our studs and then we can pick that up onto this. So we’re gonna do that in a second. The other thing as well is that Vitra’s instructions stipulate that our toilet’s stud
should tie on to a back plate on the back wall there like so. Then come through our hole here, where it’s then married
up by two small nuts and then goes into the back of the loo. The thing is is our back plate’s on this don’t pick up with the
plaster board on here. But if I go further through, I will pick up on the plywood
cladding on the outside and that’s a good thing because it shows that whatever you do, doesn’t matter what the instructions are, just see these as guidance. You do still need to have a bit of improvisation about you
to successfully be a plumber and also to successfully
be a tradesman in anything. It’s never an easy job. So what we’re gonna do now is, I’m gonna figure out exactly where I can drill my holes through. Get the plates popped on to
my wood on the other side and then get my studs all the way through. Then I’ll know I’m gonna be happy. Also now that I visualise
where we at the moment I’m just gonna bring the toilet
higher up by half an inch. Just looks a little bit low to me. There is a corridor of
guidance for that as well. So just check it out online, sit down on some boxes and measure the height
of the boxes if you want, just so you know you’re happy. Right then guys, now
we’ve got our studding in and what I’ve done there, because we couldn’t go into the plate, we’ve gone all the way through the wall. Plated it in the back. Reinforced that back bit and then that will get
covered over later on when I get my chippies back to do a little bit more work. (upbeat music) So now I know exactly where
I want to mark my holes for my feet going down. So I can get that done and plugged but I won’t screw them just yet because what I want to do is get my four by two across the back here and make sure that
that’s all okay as well. You may have noticed there
we’ve put our bolts in but we haven’t fully
tightened them up yet. That’s because we need to
put a little bit of swing forward and backwards
to make sure in a second that we can get our level and get our supporting
stud work just right. Right guys, at this point in
the job I’d like to point out that everything is different
for every type of job. For instance this job, our frame is so far out from the wall and also our wall needs to be braced so we can actually tie
into the strong points in the studding of the wall that we have to build out
with some four by two wood the actually fixings for our frame’s feet. But the thing that is
the same across the board is to make sure that however
you fix the frame at the top, you have to make sure
that the frame is level forward and backward
with your spirit level. That’s the most important thing. So let’s have a look
at the set up I’ve got now that I’ve levelled
it forward and backwards and fitted it at the top. Right then guys, so we’ve
got our bit of wood in. This is absolutely solid. We’re doing everything we can here to make sure that there’s
not gonna be any problem with load bearing in a minute. Just made a pilot hole, pilot hole here. I’m just gonna make sure
this is nice and level now. So that’s probably can
go about half a mil. So it might have just been knocked around. So in a minute we can
just change that on here. Make sure that’s all okay. Now we can get this fixed. (upbeat music) Right so before we do our sort of final tightening the nips and everything, let’s just make sure
we’re nice and level here. And there we go. We have now successfully
fitted our frame to the wall. Right then guys, so we
have a quick overview of what we’ve done. We’ve got our feet put down like that. We’ve got our lovely studs in just here. And then going up to the top we’ve got our strengthening
bracket across the top. And look, if we give that a wiggle that is absolutely not going anywhere. It’s rock solid. Really really pleased with that and very happy to go on to the next stage. Right then guys, as of
this stage of the job we now need to think about how we’re gonna be doing our waste pipe and also getting it so
it’s held in position so it receives our toilet
properly in a minute. Now usually Vitra, and this is really helpful, they supply a clip that goes
onto the bottom of our mount, just like so, and then that holds
everything into position. So if you push the toilet up against it, things like that, there’s a good good grip that that clip’s got on there and it’s not gonna start pushin’ around the elbow at the back which is so annoying
sometimes when that happens. I maybe swap the clip
side orientation around and get it the other way just so it grabs that
collar nice and safely. And then what we’re gonna
do is start thinking about what we’re gonna be putting
over the top of this and how far back we need to
maybe cut this if we need to. If we need to at all. We might not have to. That might be exactly the
right size there already. So you guys can have a
quick think about that while I faff about
getting this sorted out. (laughs) That’s my whole
life is just a lotta faffing. (upbeat music) Right then guys, so now
that we’re all attached to the wall and everything’s okay I just wanna talk to you
about the water connection. They come stripped down. The valve is integral so it’s under here. So if you’ve got a problem
with the water supply, you got a problem with the toilet, you’d have to shut the valve, the mains off to the rest of the house, you can just shut it off on here with that off and work on it, okay? So up top here you feel a little click. Right so we might use a bit of
joining compound in a minute but really standard job,
bit of PTFE ’round here. Then I’m gonna get this little elbow on. We’re gonna point that and just get that so it runs nicely into our
little 15 mil pipe here. But you guys can watch that in quick time. (upbeat music) Brasso. It doesn’t matter that no
one’s ever gonna see it. You are gonna see it. You’re gonna be the one who knows you didn’t clean that down properly. If you just give yourself a
few minutes cleaning the pipe, it gives you subconsciously an opportunity to inspect the work you’ve just done. To make sure if you’ve
not done anything obvious, like missed a solder or you think you might have a dry solder or something like that or you need to nip up the
compression fitting, anything, just make sure you always
clean your pipe work down ’cause it’s time to think and also it just looks lovely as well. Right so the water’s back on. So I should be able to open this up now. We should hear, rushing water. Excellent. Right, so there we go. Now we can just pressure test and just check all of our
pipe work for any leaks. (upbeat music) We’re just gonna wind on our nuts on here and make sure that our
locking nuts are on. We got a locking nut on the back there that we’re gonna need. So we’re gonna put those on now. But anyway what I’m gonna do next is I’m gonna build my
frame up to go around this. You guys aren’t gonna wanna watch that, it’s gonna take ages. But I will do it in
quick time if you want. So anyway in a few seconds time, once I’ve got my frame made around it, it should all look a
little bit more like this. Right then guys, so there we go. We got our frame together now. Now we can think about getting
our button arrangement in and also our special cowl. I’ve just got my cowl in here now. These are really really handy. The next step, this bit
is gonna help us move on for when it comes to tiling. But look. (grunts) That is strong
and is not going to move. So let’s move onto the next stage and actually get this HardieBackered out, ready for tiling and ready
for installing the toilet and finishing off. So a quick look internally
at what we’ve got here. We slide this box up and what we’re gonna do in a minute when we come to HardieBacker, this is what we’re gonna go around. You’ll notice these ripples here denote where you can cut it. So you’ve got quite a fair
play of wall depth as well. Always keep this handy. Keep all your instructions handy. In fact a little thing that
I often do if I’m on site is I’ll get my instructions and I’ll sellotape them to the walls if they ahent’ been
plastered and painted yet and then you’ve always got them there just to refer to. Bit like a battle plan. But anyway, so we’re
gonna pop this in now. Then the two flush panels in there are very very easy to fit. So usually what we’ll do, we’ll fit our standard flush panel, they go into the back like so, to hook them under here, then we can pop that in there and then these two are ready then to actually flush the loo. Then we can put our secondary plate on. Vitra will supply the
instructions for this in the box when you buy the specific plate that you wanna fit. So there we go. Because we’ve got a
mechanised plate in this, we’re not gonna be using this setup here. I can remove this one. So instead, because we’ve
got our mechanical plate, we’re gonna pop that in here. That goes exactly the same way, we’ve just gotta get these
two so they’re flopped down and they just grab onto them like that. There we go. For now, we’re not gonna deal with the finishing up of everything yet. But I am just gonna pop a little protective cover in here like so and that’ll stop stuff
from going in there. Now I’m gonna put my
cover on here like so. And now I know I’m ready to
get my HardieBacker on here and get ready to tile. Use your epic measuring skills to get this bit absolutely perfect. Vitra also helped out by sending you a basic drawing of where all the inlets
and outlets should be. But I’d always measure
up as well just in case. (upbeat music) Right guys so there we go. We’ve got this all in. We’ve got all our HardieBacker on here now and that’s all ready for us to tile. So I’m gonna tile it now. Guys, I don’t want you
to watch us just do this. Like I say, I can tile
but I’m not a tiler. And there’s a difference isn’t there? So I’m gonna get all of this tiled now and you can critique how bad
my tiling is in a minute. So let’s get it done. So in a second when I’ve tiled it, it should look just like this. So after days of total
hell doing some tiling, I’ve gotta say it’s not, (grunts) just not a big
fan of doing tiling. Much prefer the tilers to do it. We are ready. (upbeat music) what I wanna do before I
do any of the work here is just get the electrical connection done for our actual controller, for our flush unit in a minute. As you can see, it’s quite a lot here but don’t be daunted by it. It’s all very very easy. Very very simple to do as well. So we’re just gonna get that done now. All we need to do is drill an entry hole for our wire to go into
the top of our cistern and then plug our transformer in. Nice and easy. Right then guys, once we’ve got that in I am just gonna flop these two
little wires out of the way because what I’m gonna do now is I’m gonna cut this plate back flush. (saw whirring) Great so now all I’ve got to
do is follow the instructions to actually get this beast installed. So let’s just pop this out. Flop my two wires through. I’m gonna set our attention
straight back in there. If you follow the instructions
you won’t go far wrong. So we are just gonna pop off
our little back plate like so. That just comes off nice
and easily like that. Then we’re gonna instal our
back plate just on here. Now once we’ve got this installed you’ll need to cut down your
little retaining screws. Then all you’ve gotta do is
push this in as far as you can and just get that to lock like so okay? And that’s now nicely installed. It’s also a good idea now just to get your spirit level across here and make sure that’s nice and level. At this point you’ll also
have to measure and cut your manual dip stick for
the manual side of the flush. Very easy to do. Just measure out so it’s flush with the actual front of the plate like it’s being shown here and then you sort of half twist it in to lock it in place and that’s done. Now all we need to do,
and it’s so so simple, plug our controller in like so. Right, get all these back in together. So try and get your wires so they’re nicely out of
the way of everything. Just a matter of pushing on then running it over a little bit so it gets into locks. That looks absolutely gorgeous. And then I just use the
little Allen key supplied to just quickly flip this up
here and then tighten this in. That’s it, we’re done. And if we give this a try, there we go, we got that running already. (upbeat music) Right guys, the next
bit you’re about to do isn’t easy and you are gonna
need your wits about you to get it right. But we’ll be able to walk
you through it hopefully and get you done. So first part of the stage,
let’s get our flush done. We can measure inside the toilet, there’s a small lip just here and if we left that
with 35 mil stickin out, actually 40 mil, I’m pretty happy that we’ll be okay for our flush. And then let’s just get this cut off. So I’m gonna just pop
my cone over here now. In a minute before we push this in, I’m just gonna put a little
bit of lubricant on that. Same goes for this. In a minute when we put this
all on, it’s slightly rough, we’re just gonna put a little bit of lubricant on there as well. Very Liquid or silicone spray
is totally fine for this. Vitra have thought up a
really really intuitive way for you to fix the toilet from the top. Once you’ve done it once,
you’ll find it miles easier. You remember your
measurements and everything again and again and again. All you’re gonna need is a hacksaw. You’re gonna need a tape and you’re also gonna need a file. So the first thing you want to do, build up the plastic part of this segment that goes into the toilet. So to do that undo this
little Allen key here and then whip out the metal insert that we’re gonna do in a minute. Do that to both sides and just keep the metal
inserts out of the way. You have this piece here
will go into the toilet hole just at the back like that. And then you’ve got a
small thread in there. What we wanna do is we
just wanna do these up and we wanna leave it. So this Allen key here is available for us to tighten up through the hole that tightens up on our
toilet seat in a minute. So what we wanna do is get this so it’s nice, just nipped up and tight. Now I’m looking through the top here to see if I can get to that and I can. If you think you can get
a set of grips in there to get that tightened up and fold it in the complete
right way, then do that. So before you move on to the next stage you should be able to see
this from the top hole and this from the back. That’s kind of what you
should be looking at. Okay so what we need to do
is follow the instructions. It says we want to leave 10 mil of thread at the back of our little piece. So I’m just gonna measure that there and that gives us an overall measurement of about 85 millimetres. But that means that our
hole is roughly about 65. So if I just gonna marry that up here and make sure that is bang on 65. I’m gonna cut both of
these off at 40 milometers just like guess what? The instructions tell me to. (upbeat music) Right, so we’re just gonna
get these wound on now. Get these measured out so we know that we’re exactly where we wanna be. So I know how far off I
wanna be off the wall. That says 65. I’m not even gonna get
that thread I don’t think. Perfect. Right then guys, so finally
we’ve got to the stage of the job that I’m sure
you’ve all been waiting for. Just getting this installed. So I’m just gonna get a
little bit of lube on here. Really you can’t have enough lubricant when doing this sort of work. We want everything to
slip in nice and easy so we get it all over the place. Very Liquid is as good as anything when it comes to getting all this done. So I’m just running a bit of
lube at the moment over here. I’m just gonna get some inside
our cone on this as well. It should all push together
really really nicely. So what have you noticed is a little tip. I’ve got my two Allen keys. These are both supplied with
the lube when you buy it. We’ve got them in now. Let’s just get this hung up and have a quick look
and see how we go, so. I’ve gotta say, I’m so
impressed with this system. (laughs) It’s ridiculous. How can you get excited
by this sort of thing Tim? But you do don’t you? Right so you a top hold styled like so, just make sure that our
cone goes on at the back. That’s in. Then we just push the whole back together, all together and like that. Use our weight then to
hold this up in position and then tighten these up. Nip these up as hard as
you think you want to. Remember you’re only every
going onto porcelain here. So it’s all about judging
it a little bit really. I’d say that’s never going anywhere. Right then so, I have obviously
put everything together now and I’m happy that it’s all there. I don’t know why I always have that sort of way of working where by I like to get
everything in and done and then build up properly with water. That’s just my way of doing things. Everyone’s got their
own way of doing stuff and that’s just life. I can now turn on my water supply. Get this filled up. I’m just gonna wait a few minutes before I put everything back together. Just to make sure that this shuts off at the right height. (slow jazz music) Right then guys, I’ve tested it. It flushes fine. I’m just gonna give this
a lovely siliconing up. I do that before the toilet seat goes on and I think you guys are gonna guess why. The toilet seat gets in the way. It’s a bit like the
taps gettin’ in the way when you’re siliconing up a basin or something like that. (slow jazz music) I’ve plugged this in. So if I put my hand up
against this right now, we should see this flush. (toilet flushing) (gasps) Oh that’s exciting. I don’t know why but it is. But also there are
automatic settings for this. Vitra sends out a pretty
comprehensive guide as to how to get these set up. Follow that guide, okay? The general gist of it is all you really need to do is turn it on and get out of the room, leave it for a few minutes. You should hear it flush on it’s own. And then after that it’ll go into it’s sort of automatic mode. If you’re a standard lady or a man and you use the toilet
for six to 40 seconds then it’s gonna give
you a three litre flush. If you use a little bit more, if you sit there for a little bit longer, obviously you were
obviously doing something slightly different in
the world of toilet use. Yeah! And it’s gonna do a longer flush to get away whatever you
have put in the toilet. Also you can auto flush just like that by pressing that button. And also put your hand
up against that as well and that will do it automatically for you. So there we go guys. This beautiful toilet is now installed. I’ve got to say after looking
through the instructions on how to actually fix
the toilet to the wall, I think this is possibly one
of the best ways you can do it. I think Vitra have come up
with a great idea there. The way that you can do all of that through those top two holes but also if you want to you can undo it. You don’t have any of those
unsightly screws as well on the side of the toilet. And also they’re so annoying
sometimes aren’t they? To silicone around. We don’t have that problem with this loo. Also I love the finish
of the infrared flush. That’s absolutely quality lookin’ at it. It might not be the sort of
thing you have in your home but if you’ve got a downstairs loo where most of your visitors go in and out, I’d definitely recommend
that you think about putting one of these in. They’re cost effective. They’re not a mad amount of money. I’ll leave some links to Vitra’s website for this stuff below as well. And if you need anymore information don’t hesitate to contact them. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video guys. Please follow us on Instagram. If you did, you’d have seen the stories of me going through the
utter hell that is tiling. (hip hop music) – [Woman] Timmy. – I’m just gonna go in it now. Give it another little flush. (toilet flushing) (laughs) So anyway, thanks ever so much for watching today’s video guys. Please subscribe, please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. And I’ll see you in our next video. Thanks ever so much for watching and I’ll see you soon. Love you all. All done! Meh, meh, meh. I’m gonna go and do a poo now. See ya later! ♪ So you want a toilet ♪ ♪ You don’t want it grounded ♪ ♪ No, no, no ♪ ♪ You want it wall mounted ♪ ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ Well baby let me show you how ♪ ♪ Oh yeah ♪ ♪ Well it’s so easy ♪ ♪ Just measure the height of the feet ♪ ♪ And make sure that your wall is sweet ♪ ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah. ♪ ♪ And it’s so comfortable ♪ ♪ Just think of me when you do a poo ♪ ♪ And baby I will think of you too ♪ ♪ Well actually I won’t ♪ ♪ Thank you everybody ♪ ♪ So subscribe ♪ ♪ Leave a like ♪ ♪ Follow my little vlog if you like ♪ ♪ I’m gonna scrub the
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  1. Hope you enjoy guys! I loved installing this beast and doing the tiling with a slightly thick head! Anyway it's working lovely. Here's how I did this job. PLEASE follow me on Instagram…you won't regret it (plenty of Big G!)

  2. You beauty Jimbo I’m going to to be doing this soon . Can you do a video on connecting a shower to the stack when you can’t access from underneath and how to get floor sheet up please

  3. Wall hung toilets seperate men from boys, which no amount of banter or capers can compensate for. Also, you could have installed a foam sheet between the pan and wall to reduce flush noise.

  4. Hello you know how you fitted the studs then later put the 4×2 across for the frame could you do the same for toilet hanging studs (with 4×2) if pipes weren’t at the same height

  5. Unreal how much work went into that mate. Great insight into what u guys are up against tho. The vids are cracking bud, I watched some of your older ones the other day and they've came a long long way! Keep up the good work and happy hands free flushing!

  6. Jimmy you're giving me anxiety with having the pan on the box and not on the floor!!!! (Unboxing components part of vid)

  7. I love doing these toilets. They look great and if you take your time and set the frame properly you won't have a propblem

  8. Ok just two points 😉

    1. You didn’t use isolation gasket between tiles and toilet pan. Helps with sound insulation and cost £2
    2. The idea of a concealed toilet is to conceal it in the wall. Not to bring the wall forward 😀 but Ok – I don’t know what the wall is made of and what’s in it or behind it

    Overall great work and please spread the wall hung toilets across the UK as what you get here is ridiculous

  9. Don't ya just hate it when the bog roll is behind you!………..sposed it's for the stand up bum wiping fraternity

  10. Great video james. New subscriber here. Trying to get my head around plumbing. Don't know why, Just see it as a life skill ye no. Cheers for the content. Your videos are very helpful.

  11. Cracking video James, and a great product and finish too. Loving this new sing along at the end as well – Flux song last week, toilet song this week – can't imagine what will be next haha!

  12. 25:05 So just to confirm you are tightening the Allens into a plastic thread? So important to not overtighten, right? Would it have been better if these Allens were tightening into a metal thread?

  13. Can we expect you to be snapchatting us all from that room;) and your tiling is far superior to mine… i feel sick everytime i look at mine

  14. Really like the singing mate! Well done! I reckon you need to sing more, seems you not only good at plumbing after all! Haha hold tight 😁

  15. Very comprehensive vid, looks great. I’d consider one of these for myself and they don’t look too difficult to install. My wife wanted something similar 8 years ago when I refurbed our bathroom but nothing around then as neat as this. Thanks for sharing. Regards Mike

  16. Dude… suggestion (please don't take offence, or a fence)… the interstitial music is MUCH louder than your voice… can you equalize them? 😀

  17. what is the point in this wc… people tell me u can clean underneath them but with normal toilet thats not an issue ?????? idiots

  18. Cheers for the video handsome. Question…..can you just screw Wedi board (or any of the many generic versions) to the metal frame itself with self taping screws and washers? I don't want to build it out with timber. Trying to keep it as slimline as possible. Is that possible?

  19. Most of your videos are aimed at intermediate plumbers. You would probably get alot more viewers and subs if you went back to basics.

  20. If the pipes weren't in the way, would you have simply used timber to pick up the studs and fix to that rather than go right through to the outside cladding?

  21. Yes, very nice. But I have a fairly low level window above the WC pan, so not enough height for the fixing "gantry"!

  22. Hi James would you have the names & model codes for: WC , Vitra auto flush back plate you used in this top video?

  23. Hey! Great vid!
    Ive just done one myself, however used a pad inbetween. There is a little tilting movement though… should it be therr?

  24. You should also look at the range of Geberit frames. They do them for toilets, urinals, basins. They have a compete system of how to install the frames. I installed the UP200 frame in my bathroom for a Villeroy & Boch Subway 2.0 Toilet and also uses a Geberit basin frame to mount a 800mm wide V&B Sentique basin. I used the Geberit metal channels to "clip" the frames into. Fitted them in Oct 2013 – and they're still as solid as day 1.

  25. What do you do when the rubber gasket in the water basin gets old? How do you replace it? Do you have to tear out all the tile?

  26. Fantastic video but product is only suitable for high pressure installations. God knows why they can't offer a low pressure inlet valve for the UK market.

  27. Not going to lie, but you make the best plumbing videos, step by step on you tube. Thank you for your videos there very helpful. Especially for new plumbers in the field.

  28. Hi James,

    Fun fact about toilets:

    Jake the snake on Joe Rogan's podcast said that Andre the giant was so big he couldn't use a normal toilet. When they were on tour and staying at hotels, Andre would defecate in the bathtub and run a hot shower to disintegrate all of his nasty business.

    Follow my Vlog, TimesWithJames

  30. Now can you do one showing how to access the flush pipe connection from the cistern when it starts to leak, as mine is doing. Also, how to drain the cistern?

  31. Thanks for this great video.
    Im getting ready to do something similar myself with the addition of a sink on the same wall.
    The question ive got is how would you access the concealed cistern and pipe work in the event that you need to repair or replacemet something? I was thinking building in some sort of access panel to avoid having to dismanlte/destroy some of the box in order to access the hardware if need be.
    Do you do anything like this when doing these types of installation ?

  32. Where is the platic gasket that goes behind the toilet? Its like a template of the back of the entire toilet back with the holes cut out. I think they supply it to reduce noise as these are suppose to be deadly quiet.

    The lyrics aint too bad just needs a good writer. An R Kelly sound alike!

  33. Thanks for the video, as i am about to tackle one of these and so it is good to see how a pro does it.

    When drilling into the floor, i am concerned about how deep i can go before there is a danger of damaging the moisture barrier? On a different note, there are allsorts of warnings about cutting backer board indoors with a power tool, as it throws silica dust into the air which you really don’t want inside your system: particularly not as it may affect your singing ability!

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