How To Install A Toilet In Your Bathroom

Installing a toilet in your bathroom doesn't need to be a complicated process. Whether you are replacing an existing toilet or installing one from scratch, here are some simple steps to follow for an easy installation.

1. Turn off the Water Supply

Start by turning off the water supply to the area where your new toilet will be installed. Usually, there will be a shut off valve located near the existing toilet or on the wall behind it.

2. Remove the Old Toilet

To remove the existing toilet you'll want to begin by unscrewing and removing the tank lid, using a screwdriver. Next, use a wrench to loosen the water supply line and remove the water hose. Finally, remove the bolts located at the bottom of the toilet and lift it off the floor.

3. Prepare the Location

Before you install your new toilet, make sure to check that the location is level, either using a level board or a carpenter’s level. If the floor isn't level, you may need to add shims to level the toilet.

4. Install the Wax Ring

With the toilet at the correct height and the location leveled, you can now place the wax ring onto the toilet flange. Make sure it’s centered and firmly pressed in place.

5. Place the Toilet on the Wax Ring

The next step is to place the toilet onto the wax ring. Make sure it is firmly pressed down into place and ensure that the toilet is level.

6. Attach the Water Supply

Attach the water supply line to the toilet and then attach the water supply line to the shut off valve. Turn the water supply back on and check for leaks.

7. Secure the Toilet to the Floor

Use a wrench to tighten the bolts which secure the toilet to the floor. Then, use a screwdriver to secure the tank lid back onto the toilet.

8. Test It Out!

To make sure your toilet is securely installed and there are no leaks, flush the toilet several times and check that it is flushing correctly.

Installing a toilet correctly is an important step to keep your bathroom safe and secure. Following these steps can help make sure the job is done right.

Tips & Warnings:
  • Follow the directions that come with your toilet as they may vary depending on the model.
  • Wear protective gloves and eye-wear when handling the toilet.
  • Be sure to double-check that the water supply line is secure to avoid any flooding.