No one would really want to get too personal with the toilet except for the obvious “business”. Meanwhile, toilet installation is a necessity when planning for events or when it’s time to upgrade your bathroom. So, the discussion here is about an endeavor that can send you to the nearby clinic for failing to grab that inner rim or a slip of the tank lid. This does not undermine the fact that there are toilets for all kinds of events. Walk through the pieces of advice below to get an insight regarding toilet installation.
DO prepare for the Installation
In as much as attempts to get it done by yourself saves you from the mess, DIYers sometime fails to get it right when preparing for toilet installation. Well, it seems simple to install a toilet in just a few steps, but a little mistake may be costly. Therefore, walk in the shoes of a technical expert if you’re not one. Confirm that the required pipes for installation are available. Also, check whether the presence of decorative caps and all that’s to come with the toilet from the dealers are available. With these, you’re set to begin the Installation.
DO a thorough Check on the Floor Flange
Reasons for toilet installation may vary. In some cases, you’ll need to replace the old toilet while in other instances it’s the new one you’re putting in place. In either case, ensuring that floor flange is in perfect condition is a great way to prevent leaks. The wax and old bolts may victimize your new toilet. Moreover, a rugged flange due to old age is not any suitable for the job. This is why a thorough check on its condition may necessitate that you resort to a new smooth flange that agrees well with the needs of a plane surface.
DO Comply with the Requirements
The thumb requirements for toilet installation involves the distance from the wall, its position with the sink, and the bathtub edge. Ensure that you install the toilet at least 21 inches from the fixture. Additionally, if it shares drainage with the sink or shower, putting downhill is ideal.
DON’T forget to use the Pick Up Stix
Toilets are heavy and fragile. Simply put, they can result in back injury or they can break. Pick Up Stix allows you to achieve the balance you need to protect your back as you lift that heavy load. Moreover, they fit well under the rim of the bowl. In case your installation is aimed at replacing the old toilet, this valuable tool will likely save you from the horror of touching that part you’d rather not. The inner rim.
DON’T be Careless when Finishing
Once you’ve got the T-bolts aligned with the base of your toilet without any damages, your efforts will soon bear a fruit. Put the nuts over the bolts and hand-tighten. Excess of tightening will break it. Finally, seal the bolts with plumber’s putty and the toilet is set for use.
In conclusion, toilet installation is a simple but fragile endeavor. It’s vital that you know the Do’s and Don’ts lest you fail the simple test of a good standard toilet.