Our article today is concentrated on how to install remove and replace a standard issue toilet bowl. We’ve incorporated both a easy tutorial plus some pictures.
If you are setting up a brand new toilet inside a new location, you will need to run (and have someone run) a water supply line along with a drainpipe, which should be attached to the drain/vent system in compliance with code. Even when you are just changing a current toilet, you need to switch the water supply tubing too.
If you are re-using that old flange, it’s wise to exchange the threeOr16-inch flange bolts. Purchase two 3 1/2-inch-lengthy closet bolts at the local home center. If you are changing the flange, it should be screwed right into the floor regardless of the material. You can use a screw that grabs the material in some cases we suggest a self tap or a screw that is designed for concrete.
Straddle the bathroom toilet bowl and lift it upwards using your leg power and not your back as it is quite heavy. Toilets tend to be heavy, consider getting some assistance. Set the actual bowl within the anchors and take a seat on toilet rocking it backwards and forwards into placeand onto the unsquished wax ring these are cheap and should always be replaced.
Draw the nuts lower over both anchors until they’re hands-tight. Shim as essential to maintain level. Make use of an adjustable wrench and-moving from one for reds from the toilet to another-alternate the tightening of every nut one half-turn at any given time until it’s snug. Don’t overtighten.
Set the tank anchors. Put the tank anchors within the holes from the tank to assist advice the tank to the bowl
Hold a variable wrench against the tanks mountig hardware, this is normally a nut and apply force being gentle enough that you dont strip it. Don’t overtighten as all toilet bowls are made of porcelin and you could potentially crack the tank.
Set the valve within the compression ring and draw the nut into it. Grab hold of the nut and tighten it until it is hands-tight. Use two wrenches snug up the valve and than compress the compression nut.
Don’t overtighten. Switch on the water supply from the water main shutoff and appearance for leaks across the homes actual hard line. Finally let the tank fill up and than flush the actual toilet testing the working procedures. After flushing we suggest inspecting for leaks around the mounting piece of the bottom of the toilet and tank. If there’s a leak, tighten the connections one half-turn.