Toilets last long and can give you service for up to three decades, which is a long time for a home fixture. You might not need to install or lift lots of toilets during your lifetime and thus wonder how much does a toilet weigh?
What is the Average Weight of a Toilet?
One thing you should note is that there are two types of toilets, which weigh differently: one-piece and two-piece. Here is their average weight:
A one-piece toilet is usually more substantial than a two-piece model and has an average weight of 40 kgs or 88 pounds. They can weigh 20 more or less pounds, depending on different factors.
These types of toilets are lighter compared to a one-piece model because they come in two parts: tank and bowl.
Their bowls are often more cumbersome than the tank.
What is Average Toilet Tank Weight?
Just like the two types of toilets weight, the tank weight varies from one model to the other. The overall average weight is 25-40 pounds or about 1/3 of the total toilet weight.
Note that you can only measure the tank weight in two-toilet systems.
How Much Does a Bowl Weigh?
Bowls are usually the densest parts of toilets can weigh on average between 50 to 60 pounds. But you can get a light bowl of about 35 pounds.
You also need to note that you can measure the weight of the bowl only on a two-piece toilet. When you add the weight of the tank and the bowl, you can easily conclude that a two-piece toilet weighs around 80 pounds.
What is the Average Weight of a Wall Hung Toilet?
These systems weigh about 55 to 75 pounds. But they can be affected by different factors.
There are also other types of toilets which you can carry from one location to the other with ease called portable toilets. They often weigh between 10 to 15 pounds and are ideal for travelers.
What Factors Affect the Weight of a Toilet?
Although toilets often weigh the same, different factors can decrease or increase the weight of one toilet or another. They include:
Types of Toilet – We have already discussed the two types of toilets, which are one-piece and two-piece models.
Brand – The production process of one brand can affect the lightest or heaviness of its toilets.
The material used – Toilets are mainly made of vitreous china material, which is a dense kind of clay that contains the ball, china, and silica clays. Some units are made of steel or plastic material and can be lighter than this clay.
Also, some models come with maple or birch hardwood seats that can add to the weight of the toilet.
Design and Size – The size of a toilet plays a critical role in determining how much it will weigh. You can get compact and small toilets that are made for smaller washrooms, and they will be lighter. Comfort height models are heavier due to the additional material that helps to achieve that height. You can also get models that come with a small tank, making them lighter.
Technology – Some toilets come with heaters, motion sensors, built-in deodorizers, integrated bidet, air dryers, and lightings. Such units can be more massive because of these additions.
Are Toilets Heavy to Lift for an Average Person?
A grownup can easily lift to 100 pounds of dead weight – that means a toilet is not heavy for you to lift. But there is a problem that you might face due to the design and shape of your toilet.
The easiest to transport toilet is the two-piece model because it comes with a bowl and tank. Such a toilet comes into two separate packages, so it would be comfortable to carry it.
A one-piece model comes in more boxes and is often awkwardly shaped.
How Should You Carry a Toilet?
No matter the toilet you have, even experienced and strong plumbers, you should lift and carry your toilet to the minimum. They can hurt your back and come in odd design that makes them impossible to carry.
The best way to carry a toilet is to use a hand trolley or a wheelbarrow.
A toilet can weigh up to 100 pounds. That is a weight that most average people can lift.