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How to Replace a Toilet

Step-by-Step Guide: Easy Toilet Replacement Process

Replacing a toilet may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and a little bit of patience, it can be done in just a few hours. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you replace your toilet:

Step 1: Turn off the water supply

Before you begin, turn off the water supply to the toilet. This can usually be done by turning the valve located behind the toilet clockwise until it stops.

Step 2: Drain the toilet

Flush the toilet to drain as much water as possible from the tank and bowl. Use a plunger to force any remaining water out of the bowl and into the drain.

Step 3: Disconnect the water supply line

Use a wrench to loosen the nut connecting the water supply line to the bottom of the toilet tank. Once the nut is loose, remove the line from the tank.

Step 4: Remove the toilet tank

Remove the nuts and bolts that attach the toilet tank to the bowl. Lift the tank off the bowl and set it aside.

Step 5: Remove the old toilet

Remove the nuts and bolts that attach the toilet to the floor. Lift the toilet straight up and off the bolts. If the toilet is stuck, gently rock it back and forth until it comes loose.

Step 6: Prepare the new toilet

Place the wax ring onto the flange on the floor. If the flange is damaged, replace it before installing the new toilet. Install the new bolts onto the flange.

Step 7: Install the new toilet

Carefully lower the new toilet onto the bolts and press down firmly to compress the wax ring. Tighten the nuts onto the bolts, being careful not to over-tighten them.

Step 8: Install the toilet tank

Attach the tank to the bowl using the nuts and bolts provided. Connect the water supply line to the bottom of the tank and tighten the nut using a wrench.

Step 9: Turn on the water supply

Turn the water supply back on and allow the tank to fill. Check for any leaks around the base of the toilet and around the water supply line.

Congratulations! You have successfully replaced your toilet. Remember to dispose of the old toilet properly and enjoy your new, functioning toilet.

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