Ways to Remove and Replace a Toilet: Do It Yourself Easy Steps Plumbing

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A sponge and also container Rubber gloves Towels Supply tube Utility knife Putty blade Adjustable wrench A channel-type of pliers Regular pliers Toilet seat Screws for the toilet seat Screwdriver Penetrating oil Wax ring that has a flange Wax ring that doesn't have a flange Teflon tape Hacksaw

Called For Skills: Utilizing hand tools/lifting at least 20-25 lbs/ making some compression joints

Challenge Level: Modest (You'll require to spare at the very least an hour to finish this project).

Make sure you buy a toilet that fits the space. You must instead measure the existing space to ensure it'll fit flawlessly.

To do this, take the dimension of the distance between the toilet screws on the floor and the wall behind.

In case your toilet is fitted with two sets of screws, take measurements from the rear set of bolts. You'll get a range of around 10 to 12 inches for a typical toilet space.

Additionally, note whether the form of the toilet bowl is egg-shaped (long) or round. Egg-shaped toilet bowls are likewise called lengthened bowls.

They're a bit longer than round ones and also give higher convenience. An egg-shaped bowl might be bigger than the existing area if it's meant for a round bowl.

The most effective option is to get a substitute bowl of the exact same form as the existing one or call a local plumbing professional for the best outcomes.

Step 1:

First, remove the existing toilet. Before detaching anything, guarantee the supply of water to the toilet is shut off at the stop valve.

Vacant the toilet by flushing it while holding the toilet handle for some time to ensure it flushes longer than typical. Utilize a sponge to empty any kind of water left in the storage tank.

Next, start unthreading the toilet coupling nut. This is the nut connecting the toilet storage tank with its water supply.

Step 2:

Utilize a set of pliers or box wrench to grip each toilet tank bolt. You can maintain each bolt using a slotted screwdriver while removing them.

In case the nuts really feel stuck, use some penetrating oil on them. Allow for the oil to sit before attempting to unthread them.

You can cut them off using a hacksaw if the nuts are still stuck. After that remove the old tank and discard it.

Step 3:

Next, unthread the nuts holding the toilet bowl on the flooring. Beginning with prying off any type of screw covers using a screwdriver.

Utilize a channel-type of pliers or locking pliers or socket wrench to loosen each nut on the toilet tank bolts. If the nuts feel stuck, apply some penetrating oil on them and permit them to sit prior to attempting to unthread them.

Cut them off utilizing a hacksaw if you're still incapable to unthread them. Turn the bowl as well as remove it.

Additional Suggestion:.

It can be rather disgusting to remove old wax rings. It's actually one of one of the most awful jobs in plumbing. In this situation, you'll need to use a putty knife to remove the wax ring.

Put the putty knife below the wax ring flange and also scuff it. The ring will remove in portions.