utility pump for emptying toilet?

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Old 09-20-18, 12:44 PM
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utility pump for emptying toilet?

I seem to have alot of leaky toilets seals. Hence the need to streamline the job.

When you need to remove a toilet and you don't want to flush the water down, what kind of pump is best for removing water from the tank and from the toilet?

I'd like a pump that is self priming and tolerates running dry for a minute or two (during startup and when almost empty). Either hand powered or AC is fine, as long as I can empty the water within a minute or two.
 
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Old 09-20-18, 12:59 PM
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I have used a shop vac on many a toilet and nary a problem.
 
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Old 09-20-18, 02:18 PM
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A bilge pump would also work.
 
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Old 09-20-18, 02:33 PM
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Never would have thought of using shop vac. Great idea.
 
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Old 09-21-18, 05:53 AM
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Old 09-21-18, 06:47 AM
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If you use the shopvac make sure to remove the filter first.
Shut the water supply off first, flush the toilet to remove most of the water before using the shop vac.
 
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Old 09-25-18, 08:41 AM
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This battery-powered transfer pump would be handy for getting into the corners & bottom of the bowl:



I use one seasonally to empty the gas tanks of my various equipment. I've used it on water and anti-freeze, too.
 
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Old 09-25-18, 03:11 PM
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Wow, I must be old school. I flush the toilet and then get a large sponge and a bucket to remove residual water from both the tank and bowl. What up, none of you ever get your hands dirty?
 
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Old 09-25-18, 04:13 PM
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Yes, I have used many a sponge but if you have solds the shop vac is best.
 
 

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