Replacement of a Toilet Explained

plumbing-home-improvement-lowesToilets are an integral part of every house. The equipments used within the toilet might sometimes get damaged or leak which is easy to replace with other fixtures. Almost every homeowner in this world at some point of time had to face problems with plumbing or toilet fixture. A major problem comes in the form of guzzling water. Replacement of entire setup proves though might prove to be an expensive affair but definitely helps in the long run.

Repairing the damage seems to be preferred choice of most people although, attempts to solve the issue might fail, which in turn leads towards increasing the overall expense. Therefore, the best idea is to keep a note on number of repairs being done as well as amount of time being spent on repairing and the intervals at which the repairs have been done. Repairing plumbing damages are attempted by many people and there is absolutely no reason as to why they cannot replace the whole unit though proper guidance. This helps in reducing the cost associated with hiring professionals to do the job. Apart from that, this is new skill which can be learned and might prove useful later on in life. Thus, the most important thing is to have the right plumbing techniques.

Replacement of a toilet calls for proper measurements and it is a good idea to start with wall where it is fixed and take measurements up to centre of bolts found at the toilet’s bottom. If there are 4 bolts then the measurement should be taken from bolts located at back of toilet. The standard measurement is between eleven inches to thirteen inches which might not be the case with all toilets. In that case, a new toilet needs to be bought and the bowl shape should also be considered.

After turning off water supply, the tank for the toilet needs to be emptied through flushing. The screws need to be taken out for separating tank from toilet bowl. First, the bolt caps need to be unscrewed and after that the nuts. By cutting base caulking, toilet bowl can be taken out and the residues need to be cleaned properly. Now the broken flanges are ready for repairing and any plumbing requirements need to be checked closely. Installing new toilet isn’t that a difficult a task as same steps need to be carried out in opposite order. The screws for new toilet should not be tightened too hard.