Installing toilets

Discussion in 'Other Home Decorating & Remodeling Projects' started by Don Monfils, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I charge a bit more than having a plumber do it which is about $100. Then I can call a plumber.
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  2. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I have been trying in vain to get incidental plumbing and electrical to my liability insurance. One of these days I will get there.
  3. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Requires a license here, those two are difficult to get. I called building dep. to see if we could install toilets, they said it was a grey area, I didn't push further but my insurance said no.
  4. seamsealer

    seamsealer Pro Member

    Yes, got to watch the insurance thing in our trade. Massachusetts required plumbers and electricians to be licensed and you were not supposed to touch any of that stuff if you were not licensed. Florida seems to be the same thing, I think most states operate this way. Just don't want anyone playing with those customers pipes.:D
  5. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Most states are that way but that doesn’t mean floor guys or the shops push that boundary. I’ve offered to reset people’s toilets because at times I knew that would seal the deal for a cash job. Luckily the shop I’m working for now doesn’t touch any of that period but I’m sure that will change as the city grows.
  6. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    We will pull and replace a toilet no problem. I don't know what the boss charges as I am hourly. FREQUENTLY though I find pre-existing issues and in those instances I will not re-set the stool. They will have to call a plumber. In case of a leak I will shut off the MAIN water supply. The most common problem is a leaky supply valve and as others say above I'm NOT going to be equipped for that. It's probably between 10-20% of (commercial) jobs where they will need to hire a plumber. It's not common to R/R the toilet on any project through a general contractor that has a plumber available. Pretty sure my company bangs them for the work/liability/hassles.

    When I see "wax gasket" on the work order I want to puke------and then quit. But I do the job anyway because I like living indoors, eating, drinking, clothing, utilities, cable TV...........practically middle class lifestyle
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  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I had to remove toilet a few weeks ago, the bolts were rusted in place so I got out my oscillating tool to cut the bolts. The grinder could have worked but the sparks kinda damaged the porcelain finish but I could’ve taped the area. My brother got the bolts out after I started working on something else.

    So went to Home Depot to find some metal cutting my blades for oscillating Tool couple days ago and didn’t like the markup profit on them. Yesterday I found a nut splitter at O’Reillys auto for 9$. Went to go test it on my house but I have plastic bolts, hoping it doesn’t slip off.

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  8. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

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  9. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    I have to get one of them ( nut splitter)
    I run into that a lot. I usually use my grinder but, it’s kind of sketchy
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  10. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Port back how the splitter works out for you. wish I had thought of that years ago.
  11. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Will do, saw two sizes on amazon but it looked like the cast metal that splits. This one looks like stainless steel, I said to guy behind counter would you make this for 9$ and sell it retail? Some Chinese stuff is just crazy cheap. Lowe’s almost exact is 15$.

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