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Old 05-12-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Connecting new toilet

Hi, folks. So I decided to replace the factory/stock plastic toilet in my Roo (2013 23SS) with a Thetford porcelain bowl one.

Taking out the old was a cinch. Bolting the new one to the floor, also a cinch.

But when I went to connect the water, I noticed the blue water line (very rigid plastic.. is this what is called "Pex"?) connected to the old toilet vertically, while the new toilet connection is horizontal, straight out the back, and a little lower.

SO, not understanding RV plumbing very well.. what do I need to do this? It looks like I need to cut off the end of the blue pipe a few inches down, and add some kind of 90 degree elbow to connect the pipe into the toilet. Do I need special crimping tools? Or special tool to cut the pipe? Is there a name for the fitting I need?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:14 PM   #2
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Yes it is Pex.

Think Shark Bite elbow.

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Old 05-12-2016, 06:39 PM   #3
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Hi, folks. So I decided to replace the factory/stock plastic toilet in my Roo (2013 23SS) with a Thetford porcelain bowl one.

Taking out the old was a cinch. Bolting the new one to the floor, also a cinch.

But when I went to connect the water, I noticed the blue water line (very rigid plastic.. is this what is called "Pex"?) connected to the old toilet vertically, while the new toilet connection is horizontal, straight out the back, and a little lower.

SO, not understanding RV plumbing very well.. what do I need to do this? It looks like I need to cut off the end of the blue pipe a few inches down, and add some kind of 90 degree elbow to connect the pipe into the toilet. Do I need special crimping tools? Or special tool to cut the pipe? Is there a name for the fitting I need?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
You should be able to find adapters and flex hose with clamps to route to the new input location. It doesn't matter which direction the water enters the toilet from. I use nylon adapters and hose to route to the new connection point. No tools are needed except maybe a knife and a screwdriver. Also, if you ever want to go back to the original toilet there you are. All of the mentioned options are readily available at the big box store.
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Thanks! I'll check Lowe's tomorrow. Hoping I can find an elbow like you showed with Pex connection at one end (looks like compression type fitting like I'd use on copper tubing at home) and female threaded connection on the other to connect to toilet inlet. Hopefully such a thing exists.
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