How to Install Extra Toilet

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The joy of a new toilet can promise a happier household by promoting separate but equal jurisdictions of "doing business." However, installing the new toilet may not be as sweet sounding as it seems. Installing toilets can prove quite difficult for inexperienced rookie do-it-yourselfers and can be quite costly to repair if a mistake is made.

Things You'll Need

  • Hand drill
  • Screws
  • PVC cement
  • Toilet
  • Once you have your soil pipe installed, which is the hole sticking out of the ground which leads to the sewers, stuff it with a rag, so you do not drop stuff down the hole and do not have to deal with the stench of the sewers.

  • Secure a closet flange, which looks like a plastic washer, around your soil pipe. Dry fit everything to ensure that the flange will rest on the floor.

  • Attach all the plastic pieces with PVC cement, aligning the bolt holes before gluing, and then fasten the Flange Collar to the floor using stainless steel screws long enough to bite into the sub-floor.

  • Shut off the bathroom's water supply valve. Cut the toilet's soon to be supply line. Dry out the pipe, and then attach a stop valve and escutcheon. Attach the escutcheon first, and then the supply stop valve with the outlet pointing towards the ceiling. Heat the supply line/valve joint with a propane torch until you can see a drop of solder appears at the bottom.

  • Insert brass closet bolts facing upward from the flange, and slip a brass washer over each bolt. Grab your wax ring, and align the holes in its base with the brass bolts. Tighten nuts on each bolt.

  • Attach the tank bowel to the top of the toilet. This last step varies by model. Once you are finished attaching that, attach the supply line from the toilet to the supply stop valve.

  • Turn on the major water supply line; open the stop valve if it is closed, and flush 6 times to check for leaks. If all goes well, the toilet should function fine throughout all flushes.

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