* Wax seal ring
* Plastic grocery bags
* Wet vacuum cleaner
REMOVING THE OLD TOILET
Use the crescent wrench to loosen the bolt attaching the hose to the water valve and remove the hose. Next, use the wet-vac to remove the remaining water from the tank and bowl of the old toilet. Remove the bolt covers from the base of the toilet and use the wrench to remove the nuts from the bolts attaching the toilet to the floor.
Once the nuts are removed, you can now lift the old toilet out of place.
TIP: Before you remove the old toilet, take some newspapers and paper towels and put them on the floor. When you remove the old toilet, place it on the newspapers and paper towels to protect your floor or carpet from the dirt and old wax ring on the bottom of the old toilet.
PREPARING THE AREA
Now that the old toilet is removed, take the rags and stuff them into the plastic grocery bags. Then take the bag and put it firmly inside the drain. This will keep any sewer gases from coming up from the drain into your bathroom where youíre working. And the great thing about using plastic grocery bags AND rags is that when youíre done with the next step, you can remove the bags by their handles and keep your hands from getting dirty.
Once the drain is stopped up, take a putty knife and scrape away the remnants of the old wax seal on the floor where the old toilet used to sit.
INSTALLING THE NEW TOILET
* First, take the plastic bag out of the drain.
* Take the wax seal ring, which looks like a doughnut, and place it over the drain.
* Lift the toilet into place over the floor bolts and place it on top of the wax seal.
* The weight of the toilet will flatten the wax ring and give your toilet a good seal.
* Then reattach the nuts to the floor bolts to hold the toilet firmly in place.
* Using the crescent wrench, reattach the water line to the valve on the wall behind the toilet.
* Simply turn on the water, flush the toilet, and youíve upgraded your bathroom in about an hour.
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