Toilets sit on top of the first piece of the sewer line called a closet flange. This flange is screwed to the floor, and is attached to a 90-degree elbow joint, which in turn is connected to the toilet sewer pipe. The flange's lip which rests on the floor has a vertical bolt on each side which passes through the two holes in the toilet bowl base. To stop leaking, a wax ring is placed between the the flange and Stylus toilet base, prior to the toilet's installation.
Things You'll Need
- Wax ring
- New Stylus toilet
Place a wax ring on top of the closet flange, so that the hole in its middle lines up with the hole in the center of the flange. Make sure that the two bolts attached to each side of the flange are pointing up.
Lift the Stylus toilet carefully over the flange and wax ring, so that the vertical bolts line up with the holes on each side of the toilet bowl base. Lower the toilet down so the bolts pass through the toilet bowl holes. Push down on the toilet, so that the wax ring is slightly squashed and acts as a sealer between the flange and toilet bowl.
Place the washers over the bolts that protrude from the holes on each side of the Stylus bowl base. Tighten the nuts--using pliers--onto the end of the bolts.
Thread the flexible water supply pipe from the shut-off valve to the toilet tank. It will tighten by hand. Turn on the shut-off valve to allow water to flow into the toilet.
Tips & Warnings
- Be very careful lifting the Stylus toilet into place over the flange, as it will be heavy.
- Don't move the toilet once the wax ring has been slightly squashed--this may break the seal and cause leaks.
- Photo Credit pliers image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.com
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