How to Replace a Toilet

In some cases one may find out that his toilet is becoming useless instead of being useful. The toilet might be using a lot water in a single flash, it might be uncomfortable, it might be too old and you may need to replace it with new one. Most people think that the replacement work is tedious and tiresome but this task is actually very easier than you think. In the following discussion we are going to look at some of the steps involved in replacing a toilet. For more information you should research a lot.

Turn off the water entering into the toilet and then remove the lid

This is to prevent water entering into the bowl hence becoming a barrier during the replacement time. Removing the lid enables you to access the inner part of the bowl and be able to remove the pipes and nuts tied to it.

Remove the refill pipe which is connected to the overflow pipe and then drain water from the tank.

This is to ensure that there is no water or attempts of water into the tank which and that the refill pipe is safe and can be reused when putting a new tank. Draining water ensures that the working condition is dry and workable comfortably.

ToiletDisconnect the water supply line and the flapper chain.

This to prevent wastage of water which can be flowing carelessly and not in use. Disconnection of the flapper chain to allow disjoint between the tank and the inner parts connected with it.

Remove the tank from the bowl and place it on a towel and importantly remove the caps sitting on the bolts.

This to allow replacement and placing on the towel prevents it from any form of damage. Removing caps sitting also ensures that they are not destroyed by bolts.

Loosen the grip of the bowl on the floor by rocking it a bit.

To make is easy for removal from the attachment. After removal the bowl should also be placed on top of a towel to prevent damage.

Remove rings of waxy from the floor and toilet and clean the area around it.

This to ensure that all the dirt is removed and the bowl and tank can be replaced comfortably and that they will work as expected by the owner.

Carefully place a new ring of waxy and ensure that it’s positioned on the drainage hole.

This to make sure the new bowl that will placed there will be held tightly and be positioned appropriately to the drainage hole.

Gently ensure you lock the bowl until it sits on the floor.

To make sure that it’s tight and strongly held to the floor so that it cannot bring issues at the time of use.

Assemble all the tools and involved parts in a reverse order as you took them apart.

This is to make sure that whole toilets is replaced to its original working condition.