Sealing a toilet

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-22-15, 03:22 PM
Geochurchi's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,984
Received 16 Votes on 16 Posts
Sealing a toilet

Hi All, just curious why people SW Fl. Seal toilets in condo's when leaving them vacant for the summer months.
Geo
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-22-15, 03:44 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
The toilets and all water lines are often drained, so you don't want someone coming into the house and using the toilet without any way to flush it. That's why we do it when winterizing their houses up in the mountains for their yearly migration back to sandy beaches and the houses they vacated back in the summer
 
  #3  
Old 04-22-15, 03:47 PM
czizzi's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 7,376
Received 9 Votes on 7 Posts
I did some work on a rental a neighbor purchased. The water to the unit had been shut off while it was on the market. Someone used the bathroom during a house preview. There was no way to flush, guess what we found when we went to paint....
 
  #4  
Old 04-23-15, 04:21 AM
Geochurchi's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,984
Received 16 Votes on 16 Posts
Well ,the reasons I get here are that if the traps dry out you can get roaches and other nasty things coming up through.
Geo
 
  #5  
Old 04-23-15, 04:29 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,080
Received 120 Votes on 107 Posts
Someone used the bathroom during a house preview. There was no way to flush, guess what we found when we went to paint
I've run into that more times than I want to remember painting new construction While a house on the market could be attributed to ignorance, construction workers know better

Geo, how are they sealing the commodes?
 
  #6  
Old 04-23-15, 04:51 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
Geo, I also fill the traps and toilet bowl with RV antifreeze (Propolyene Glycol) It won't evaporate and won't let bugs and gasses in.
 
  #7  
Old 04-23-15, 05:33 PM
Geochurchi's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,984
Received 16 Votes on 16 Posts
I use the antifreeze up north but never thought about it in SW Fl., we have been using Seran wrap.
Marksr, what ever happened to using a 5 Gal. Drywall bucket?
Geo
 
  #8  
Old 04-23-15, 05:58 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
Oh, wow. Memories! When wifey and I were dating last century, we liked to hike. After a while she said she had to go. I was resourseful and happened upon a sheetrock bucket, kept my head turned while she did. Thought I was a perfect gentleman
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: