Toilet Master Lift Jack

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Zanne

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Has anyone heard of or used this product? A friend of mine sent me the link and I was curious as to whether or not it's any good. It's a toilet jack to lift the toilet once it is no longer secured so you can change the flange/wax ring, etc, clean the bottom of the toilet, and then put it back in place. I believe it comes with plastic tubes that go on the bolts to help line it back up before setting it back in place.
 

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I see a few problems with this contraption.

First of all, I myself like the feel of the resistance as I lift the toilet. I can see using that hydraulic lift to lift it up, potentially breaking off an ear of a flange if you forgot to remove a bolt.

Secondly, With so many various styles of toilets available, what assurance do you have that it will fit your specific toilet?

Thirdly, I have that exact style of jack to lift my Harley Davidson. That darn jack is actually heavier than the toilet itself, so who is going to lug it into the bathroom for me?

Lastly, where the heck does someone store this beast when it is not being used?
 

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It also looks like it would drop the toilet down onto the floor at an angle, not parallel to the floor as required.
So it would put uneven pressure on the wax, and push it off center.

And most bathrooms I work in have pretty tight clearances around the toilet, and often a right angle approach.
This lift seems like it would have a tough time getting into position.

Are there some videos showing it operating in real situations?
Not in a skating rink size bathroom.
 

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Good point Havasu-- from what I understand it only weighs around 20lbs but it does take up space. I saw reviewers who said they owned 4 of them that they kept in different locations for jobs. Someone said that if you don't remove the bolts the jack just won't lift it. And if you leave it on the lift overnight it gradually loses pressure and lowers the toilet down.

Jeff, from the video for the product, it pulls it straight up first and then lifts at an angle. So it will tip it once it is out of the way and then it sets it down straight when being lowered. Looked like there was a little wiggle at the end when it dropped though..
 

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In my mind I see a toilet slipping and cracking.
And the plumber on the hook to replace it.

If you have links to videos of this lift being used in normal tight bathrooms please post them.

In spacious bathrooms, two people can do the lifting together.
 

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There are only two videos I think. One showing a woman in high heels moving the toilet around on the jack.
The other is showing a toilet being set on the floor:
Neither are really in small bathrooms. Oh wait, I found a 3rd video:

One person in the reviews did say that he left it on the jack raised up overnight and that it slowly lost pressure and lowered the toilet, but he had something in the way so instead of setting it down, the toilet hit something, tipped over, and broke-- but he blamed himself for it as the directions said it wasn't supposed to be left on the jack for extended periods of time. Other users said the jack just lowered the toilet to the floor when left alone for 10+ hours.
 

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My friend used it for his bathroom renovation and loves it. Before he'd strain his back lifting it and then when he went to put it back it would take 2 people trying to guide a toilet in to place and he had messed it up at least 3 times dropping it too soon. He reported that this time he used the included alignment sticks on the bolts, rolled the toilet in to place, could see both alignment sticks, lowered it down & it plopped it in place easily. It's going to come in handy when we work on bathrooms in my house.
 

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1]The metal scratched my 50 year old toilet and you need to replace it
2] the wheels scratched the viynal floor i want you to replace it
3]it weighs 22 pounds
4] more crap to roll around in the truck
5] $200.00
 

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Funny thing is once you drain the water out of the bowl and tank, the toilet weighs about the same amount as the device lifting it. Just lift it out, and put it in the tub on towels. Easy-peasy.
 
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