DIY Network

How to Remove and Replace a Toilet (page 3 of 3)

Removing a toilet and installing a new one is not that hard. Follow all the necessary steps and you'll be on your way to a new bathroom.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

More in Plumbing

Set the New Tank

Insert the tank bolts through the base of the tank. Position the tank over the bowl and lower it gently into place.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Attach Tank to Bowl

Secure the nuts and washers to attach the bowl to the tank. Make sure the tank is level.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Put a Lid On It

When the tank is level, set the tank lid on top of the tank. Do not seal the joint between the lid and the tank.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Connect the Toilet

Connect the supply line between the shut-off valve and the fill valve.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Tighten the Compression Nut

To finish connecting the toilet to the water supply, tighten the compression nut and then open the shut-off valve.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Apply Caulk

Run a bead of bathroom caulk along the bottom of the toilet. This seals the joint between the toilet and the floor.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

Smooth It Out

Using a wetted finger, smooth the bead of caulk along the joint for a clean finish.

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement

« Previous123Next »

Was this project helpful?

Don't forget: Read comments and leave your own

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Advertisement

Projects

COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

    

Sign in

All fields are required.

E-mail Address:

Password:

Remember me on this computer

Signing in

Please enter your email address and we will send your password

E-mail Address

Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

Not a member?

Sign up with DIY Network to share tips with other do-it-yourselfers and comment and ask questions on projects.

It's free and easy.