Do It Yourself – How to Install a New Toilet
So you’re ready to tackle your first bathroom do it yourself project. The toilet is an easy project that can be done within a few hours on any given Saturday. We’ll walk you through step by step and help you avoid any pitfalls along the way. So sit back and relax because this is going to be a breeze.
The first thing that will need to be done to install a new toilet is to turn the water off to the toilet itself. This can be done by looking behind the toilet and finding to water shutoff knob, turn this counterclockwise until water shuts off. Next, you will want to flush the toilet to drain the remaining water.
Now that the water is off, lift the plastic screw covers from each side of toilet (these just pop up), unscrew the bolts on each side. Now you are ready to lift the old toilet out of position, remove the wax ring underneath toilet. Now that the old toilet is out of the way you will need to install a NEW wax ring.
Then place new toilet onto mounting screw holes, screw on the nuts to the mounting screws, tighten securely. Then you will need to re-install the water to the toilet tank, once this is done the water can then be turned back on and check for leaks. If there are no leaks, you are done. It’s that easy! You’ll be glad that you saved yourself the extra cash by doing it yourself!