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How to Easily Install a Toilet

Use these three steps to install a toilet.

More in Plumbing

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Secure the Siphon

Set closet bolts into the toilet flange, then set the siphon over the bolts (Image 1). Drop a washer and nut onto each bolt and tighten them with a crescent wrench. Secure the siphon to the subfloor with screws (Image 2).

Step 2: Attach the Tank

Set the tank on the bowl and drop in the provided bolts, which get tightened underneath with a wrench.

Step 3: Position the Toilet and Finish the Installation

Add two more closet bolts to the back of the siphon and team-lift the toilet into place (Image 1). Drop washers and nuts onto the closet bolts and tighten (Image 2). Attach supply line to the tank and the shut-off valve (Image 3).

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