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What is the average weight of a toilet and how can it affect installation or replacement?


Henry Johnson, Plumbing Expert

The weight of a toilet can vary depending on the model and materials used, but on average, a standard toilet can weigh between 80 to 120 pounds. This weight can be a crucial factor when it comes to installation or replacement, as it requires proper handling and support to avoid damage or injury. For instance, if you are replacing an old toilet with a heavier one, you may need to reinforce the floor or use a special lifting tool to avoid cracking or breaking the base. On the other hand, if you are installing a new toilet in a second-floor bathroom, you need to make sure that the weight is within the load-bearing capacity of the structure. To ensure a safe and efficient installation or replacement of your toilet, it is recommended to consult with a professional plumber from 5 Star Best Plumbing. Our specialists have years of experience in toilet installation, repair, and replacement, as well as other plumbing services such as water heater repair and repiping services.

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