What will it take to turn wall mount plumbing into floor mount?
Okay, so we are in escrow on this home, built in 1971. I didn't notice until the inspection, that the toilets are wall mounted. This sort of freaks me out. Is there a weight limit on these things? I can just see one of us plopping our fannies on the toilet, and crash....ending up on the floor. We aren't tiny peoples. Although I have to say, they've made it this long. They flush funny. I mean, they work, but it's just not like the good 'ol fashioned white floor mounted toilets I'm used to. And one is baby blue, the other is yellow LOL.
What would it take to switch the plumbing for a floor mounted toilet? I was discussing it with the real estate agent, and her brother, a contractor (there helping the inspector with a stuck window) and he was explaining (in terms I'm really not familiar with) that everything should be there, but we would need to go into the concrete, and switch the plumbing to go down there. At first, this seemed like a major undertaking. But floor mounted back outlet toilets are expensive anyway. And the whole bathroom is eventually going to be redone. Has anyone done this? Is it a nightmare? Am I better off just spending the money on a floor mounted back outlet toilet?
There's a pic attached. Not the best one, sorry. What IS this thing? I know the toilet has been there since at least 86. I guess it's designed to use less water?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!