When one of the toilets in your home is continually having issues, it may be time to purchase a new one. Prior buying a new toilet, it’s important to take the proper measurements in order to get a model that’s suitable for your bathroom. Along with the new toilet, make sure you also get a complete kit which includes all of the necessary bolts and new wax seal. If you choose a model which has a separate bowl and tank, ensure that they are the appropriate type for your toilet.
As soon as you get rid of the old toilet, thoroughly rid the floor of any wax or grime before installation. Shut off the water valve of the toilet, or even your main valve if necessary.
The following are steps to properly install a toilet on your own:
- Based on the model you possess, install bolts into the floor or flange surrounding the soil pipe.
- Turn the bowl so that it is upside down and position the wax ring around the bottom hole.
- Flip the bowl so that it’s right-side up, then position it on top of the soil pipe loosely.
- Steadily tighten bolts by switching between tightening the nuts and lightly rocking the toilet in order to firmly set down in place. If you are using bolt caps, install them when the toilet is secure.
- If you toilet comes with a separate tank, follow the manufacturer instructions and pay particular attention to securing the gasket in place.
- Screw on the toilet seat.
- Once all of the steps are completed and your toilet is set, connect the supply line and turn on the water. The water should fill up to the tank and not run into the bowl. If so, you must adjust the flapper or float in the tank.
- Flush your toilet and verify that the tank empties into the bowl.