Replacing a Toilet
Installing a new toilet should take less than an hour, if you have all the tools and materials. In this review, we will try and educate you on the right ways to replace your toilet.
Measurement for a new toilet
Make sure that your new toilet will fit in place of the old. Measure the distance from the wall behind the toilet in the middle of one of the mounting screws (the screws that hold the toilet), if the toilet has four screws that are measured from the toilet in the middle of the back. In addition, have the measurement of the mounting holes on the back of new toilet you are considering. Compare these two measurements. When the base of the new is shorter than the distance between the bolt holes and the rear wall, it should be reformed. The small bathrooms have limited space, as measured from the sides in order to get the distance between the lateral side. Buying the new toilet
If you wish to buy one of the new models for elegant rooms, you need to buy both bowl and tank. They come in two separate boxes. Almost everything you buy comes with a tank with flush valves already installed, but it never hurts to check. In addition, you’ll need new toilet bolts, seal and toilet seat, if they are not included. There are complete kits that contain a reservoir bowl wax ring and a set of equipment. If you intend to replace the current line in the coated flexible stainless steel mesh, it is strongly fitted, attractive and very practical. Less expensive plastic supply lines are available.
Removing the old toilet
Even if you remove the toilet, do not break it. You could sell it at a garage sale or donate to your local charity house.
Turn off the water supply
Turn off the water in the toilet. There must be a supply valve at the left side of the tank and a supply line that extends from the base of its wall or on the floor.
Flush the toilet to remove the remaining water from the tank and drain the bowl with a small cup and a sponge.
If you want to use the line power plug out of the bowl, go ahead and take it out of the supply valve and leave it simply attached to the tank.
Remove the outer shell and put it on the floor, preferably outdoors or in a different room. Be careful for if it fell it is likely to break.
Remove the shell of the tank. This will be fixed in a couple of bolts close proximity to the membrane, where it meets the container. These bolts pass through the inside of the container through a mounting flange at the rear of the bowl. Simply remove the screws and remove the bowl to remove the seal. If the screws and nuts are rusty and hard to remove, soak the pin for a few minutes and put the container out of the way, and outdoors if possible.
Remove the nut housing.
Remove the protective caps screws from the base of the toilet and take bolts off the toilet. Some toilets have four bolts installed on the floor. Most of them have only two.
Scratch off the wax seal.
If you wish to fit well your new shell, you need a piece of paper or plastic on hand to put it down around the circular regions. The old ones might be sticky, dirty, messy, and you may need to scratch hard in order to clean the entire surface.
Clean before installing the new toilet.
Repairing damaged parts
The mounting screws with flat head, must slide into the slots of the flange. In this case, the container is fixed by a flange, and serves as a support toilet. A second type of fastening bolts are threaded at one end of the base. The flange in this type of installation is used to accommodate only wax seal and put pressure to the bowl.
After removing the old toilet, you may find that the flange which it is attached is damaged. The flanges can be made of several materials, including iron, copper, brass and plastic. If the wing is damaged, you may have to replace the plumbing. If not difficult to crack or poorly ventilated, you could make an easy and permanent repair with a special plaster, which is under the lip of the flange. After the bolt is inserted through the hole, the ring plates are placed under the corrugated edge of the flange in the area. In tightening the screws, pull the valve to the lower lip flange to mount the shell in place. Of course, if your toilet is mounted directly on the wooden floor and not on the flange itself, you may encounter difficulties. When the flange is cracked or broken in this area, you need to replace it.
With the new bowl, tighten the nuts on the mounting screws, alternating from one side to the other, allowing you to more evenly distributed pressure.
Put up the Cap Bolt.
Set screw cap on the toilet. After installation is complete and you have checked to make sure there are no leaks, you can use the toilet base seal with putty. Bath and sealing silicon is appropriate. It can be applied from a tube and smoothed with a wet finger. Now it’s time to install the tank. First, you need to install the large rubber grommet against the socket at the bottom of the container, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the tank assembly bolt and rubber washers from the tank through the mounting of the bowl. Tighten the tank and tighten the nuts alternately until the tank is fixed.
If you still need help with your toilet, call a certified professional, like Water Restoration Kingwood TX.