There is a lot of plumbing that runs through your home to say the least. Of that plumbing it would be hard to say which of it is the most important. You have your kitchen sink where you prepare the food for your daily meals and get the water your body needs to take in every day. Let’s not forget the importance of being able to take a bath and groom yourself every day in the bathroom. Another very important part of the plumbing in your house to say the least is the toilet. Sometimes these will crack and break over time and need to be replaced. When they do these are the steps you need to know in order to learn how to install a toilet.
Like any job that you want to go smoothly you need to prepare for it properly. If you know how to install a toilet you know that you will need a few important things before you can start. First you will have to go to a store that sells plumbing parts to by a new wax seal; this is what seals against leaks between the bottom of the toilet drain and the floor. If the incoming water line is rusted you may want to pick up a new one of those also. Toilet tanks are very heavy and hard to install by yourself so having an extra hand standing by is a great idea too.
Removal of the Old Toilet
One of the very best ways to learn how to install a toilet is by paying careful attention to what you need to do to remove the old one. You will have to start by shutting off the incoming toilet water supply and then drain both the toilet bowl and the toilet tank. When that is done you will then disconnect the incoming water supply from where it enters into the toilet tank. After that there are two plastic caps at the bottom of the toilet where it bolts to the floor that need to be removed. Once these caps are removed you will see they were covering two stainless steel nuts that now need to be removed also. Once these stainless steel nuts are removed you can then lift the toilet off the wax seal it sits on and take it outside. Remove the residue from the old wax seal completely.
Installation of the New Toilet
Now that the old toilet is gone it’s time to install the new one. Start by putting the new wax seal centered over the drain hole in the floor. Once that is in place all you will have to do to install your new toilet is to reverse in order the steps you used to take off the old toilet. It really is that simple.
Well there you go. If you followed all the steps above you will now know how to install a toilet. It’s really not that hard and as long as you follow these steps in order you will be able to handle the installation of the new toilet no problem.