How to Install an American Standard Urinal

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Things You'll Need

  • Nonstick tape

  • 90-degree elbow

  • Adjustable wrench

  • Flex hose

  • Tape measure

  • Stud finder

  • Power drill

  • Washers

  • Lag screw

  • Wall hanger

  • Slotted screwdriver

  • Drain flange

  • Drain flange gasket

  • Level

  • Cap nut

  • Caulk

Urinals come in manual or automatic flush models found in restrooms at rest stops, movie theaters and other public locations. One manufacturer of urinals you can install, American Standard, also offers a variety of toilets. Installing a urinal requires mounting it to a wall and attaching it to the plumbing lines. To do so, you must have the water line and drain plumbed on the wall where you plan to install the urinal.


Step 1

Wrap nonstick tape over the threads of the water pipe. Screw on a 90-degree elbow so the outlet faces left. Tighten the elbow with an adjustable wrench.

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Step 2

Attach the threaded end of a flex hose into the outlet of the 90-degree elbow. Tighten the end of the hose with an adjustable wrench.

Step 3

Measure up from the floor 35-1/4 inches with a tape measure, and locate the wall studs using a stud finder. Measure from the inside of each stud 6-3/4 inches, and make a pencil mark.

Step 4

Drill a hole into the wall on each mark with a power drill. Place a wall hanger over each hole. Place a washer over a lag screw, and insert it into the wall hanger. Tighten the lag screw with a slotted screwdriver.


Step 5

Insert a drain flange and gasket over the drain pipe. Twist the flange over the threads on the pipe.

Step 6

Place the urinal on the wall hangers, and position the anchor hole over the drain flange. Use a level to verify that the urinal is sitting level on the wall.


Step 7

Place a washer and cap nut over each studs on the drain flange, and tighten them with your wrench. Run a bead of caulk around the perimeter of the urinal to seal it to the wall.

Step 8

Connect the flex hose to the fitting on the urinal shut-off valve.


Place a rubber band over the flex hose to keep it out of the way temporarily when attaching the urinal to the wall.


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