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New Toilets

Toilets are long lasting and durable fixtures, but at some point, you’ll want to replace your toilet – whether it be for a new look, or your current toilet is cracked or wasting water. Below are some steps to follow when swapping out the old for the new.

  1. Drain the water from your existing toilet
  • Turn off the water supply valve and flush the toilet to empty the tank.
  • Flush the toilet to empty the tank, and then remove the tank lid and set aside. Mop out any remaining water from the tank and the bowl until it is dry.
  1. Remove the toilet from the floor
  • Disconnect water supply tube.
  • Remove the cover caps that hold the toilet to the floor and using a wrench, remove the nuts.
  • Lift the toilet bowl and tank assembly, placing somewhere absorbent so to not saturate or stain the floor.
  • Remove the wax ring and plumber’s putty from the bottom of the toilet and the floor.
  • Inspect the closet flange, which is the pipe fitting that mounts a toilet to the floor and connects the toilet drain to a drainpipe.
  1. Test out the fit of the new toilet by setting it on the flange and making sure everything properly aligns.
  2. Apply the wax ring
  • This seals out sewer gases and prevents flushed water and waste from leaking out under the toilet.
  • Center and press down firmly until it is aligned on the outlet.
  • Be sure not to damage the wax ring, it will not seal properly and can’t be reused.
  • A tip is to set the wax somewhere warm for a few minutes to soften the wax and make it easier to stick to the toilet.
  1. Set the toilet
  • Once the wax ring is set, set the flange bolts into their correct slots on the flange.
  • Lift the toilet and set it on to the closet flange, gently placing pressure until the toilet is firmly placed against the floor.
  • Install the plastic cover base, washer, nut and nut cover on the flange bolts, and then tighten the bolts on both sides of the toilet.
  1. Connect the plumbing
  • Complete the plumbing connections and turn the water supply on.
By |2019-10-03T14:07:42+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Toilets|0 Comments