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How to Remove a Urinal

Russell Wood

Urinals are used in men's rooms as one method of allowing more people to use the facility at once, without the added bulk of a full toilet stall. Today's technology allows for low-flow urinals and even no-water urinals that improve or eliminate water consumption, helping the environment in the process.

Removing a urinal takes just a few minutes.

If you want to install one of these new eco-friendly urinals, the first step is to remove the old urinal. This should take under 15 minutes to accomplish.

  1. Stand in front of the urinal. Locate the stop valve, which is directly in front of the hole in the wall at the top of the urinal, to the right of the flush handle. Locate the hexagonal-shaped hole in the middle of the stop valve. Put a hex-head key into the hole and turn it clockwise to stop the water flow to the urinal. Flush the urinal with the handle several times to verify the water is not running.

  2. Loosen the fittings on both sides of the flush handle using the pipe wrench, then take them off by hand and remove the valve. Loosen the nut connecting the urinal to the tube that leads to the valve with the pipe wrench and then remove the tube by hand.

  3. Position your assistant so he or she can support the weight of the urinal. Remove the two bolts located on the underside of the urinal with a 1/2-inch ratchet and socket. Lift the urinal up with the help of your assistant and then pull it off of the wall. Gently set it down onto the ground.