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How to Remount and Reseal a Toilet

Use these step-by-step instructions to easily remount and reseal a toilet in no time.

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  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Disconnect the Water

Disconnect the water supply line and drain the tank. Remove the bolts and un-mount the toilet.

Step 2: Remove and Replace the Wax Ring

Remove the old wax ring from the base. Place a new wax ring at the drain base.

Step 3: Mount the Toilet

Remount the toilet and place washers under the lip of the toilet to act as shims. These will help stabilize it and to prevent the wax seal from being crushed. Bolt down the toilet. Gently snug this down and trim any excess. Cover the exposed bolts with china caps. Reattach the water supply line and test for any leaks.

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