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Toilet Installation

Host Amy Matthews demonstrates how to easily install a new toilet.

More in Plumbing

  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Install a Wax Ring

Place new closet bolts on the flange (Image 1). Set the new wax ring into place on the siphon unit (Image 2).

Step 2: Install the Siphon

Remove the temporary cap from the drain hole (Image 1). Drop the siphon over the closet bolts and onto the flange (Image 2). Screw the nuts onto the closet bolts and tighten with a wrench.

Step 3: Attach the Tank

Attach the water supply line to the wall and the tank (Image 1), drop the tank onto the bowl (Image 2) and tighten the wing nuts.

Step 4: Position the Toilet

Slide the toilet into place over the siphon unit. Attach the water supply line to the wall, and flush to fill the tank.

slide toilet into place over siphon unit

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