I have a Caroma Mini Uniset toilet cistern in my ensuite. It is about 20 years old and a bit tired looking. I was looking to replace it but have been told that this uniti not longer manufactured and the Caroma Uniset II is the closest. However I will have to drill new holes to mount the new unit. Has anyone had any experience doing this? I do not want to have this job turn into a major renovation. Any experience will be most welcome.
Thanks for your message. I take it the flooring in your ensuite is tiled? You might like to share some photos so members can see what you are working with.
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I've linked a Bunnings DIY video on toggle bolt installation this should give you vital information on what kind of fixing you will need. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=DM98HCBxjRo&feature=emb_logo
If you will be drilling and be lucky enough to hit the stud in the wall this is ideal as it will save you having to install a hollow wall anchor. How ever if there is no stud in the new area then the video should help. The only thing you will possibly need is a washer as some of the hollow wall anchor sets do not have washers that come with them. Good luck and stay safe.
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I don''t have to disturb the pan or the tiled flooring only replace the cistern and the seat and lid.
There are tiles behind the old cistern. This old cistern is attached through these tiles to the wall by two screws. I am worried about having to drill two more more holes in the tiles to attach the new cistern. I am worried they might crack.
Thanks for your helpful response.
I'd also like to welcome you to the Bunnings workshop community. It's great to see you've already received a helpful reply from knowledgable redracer01.
I just thought I'd follow up with your question about drilling through the tiles. There are a variety of drillbits these days to make putting holes in tiles super easy. Nice and slow with a bit of pressure on the drill is all that is required. You might like to have someone spritz the drill bit with water as you drill so you don't overheat it.
If you run into any issues at all please feel free to reach out as we can guide you through the process.
Here's helpful step-by-step D.I.Y. article on How to drill tiles which I trust you'll find helpful.
I have watched this video and the project looks manageable now.
I feel brave enough to give it a try. What could possibly go wrong?