Doing any plumbing work seems impossible if you have never done it. The easiest way to fix the problem with plumbing is, of course, to call specialists and pay for their work. However, there are ways to plumb a toilet by yourself without spending extra money on Sacramento plumbing services.
You can always plumb a toilet if you know the correct algorithms for performing this task. If you make a mistake, it can end with the situation when inviting specialists is a necessary procedure. Nevertheless, you can try to replace or set the toilet by yourself.
In this short review, we will provide all the needed information about the toilet plumbing and the equipment that you need for a successful operation. Keep reading to be always prepared for making plumbing tasks without the help of professionals.
When you start the process of toilet installment or replacement, you should organize the space around you and bring all the instruments in advance. There can be situations when some equipment is needed urgently, and if you do not have it next to you, the toilet or pipes will be damaged. That is why you have to check the supplemented tools for a new toilet and find the lacking ones by yourself.
In most cases, you need the following details for plumbing the toilet:
As regards the instruments, make sure that you have all of the listed tools next to the place of operation:
Sometimes you also may need a PVC pipe or several of them, but it should be attached to a new toilet.
Getting ready for the plumbing is important not only in terms of the equipment but also surroundings and clothes. Wear the things that are suitable for such procedures because they will probably become dirty after this. Also, make sure that you cannot damage anything around you and have enough space. Ask your family member or a friend to help you with the toilet plumbing if it is possible.
Do not underestimate the preparation for plumbing procedures and continue following the instructions.
The process of replacement requires you to remove the old toilet first and install the new one after this. While removing the toilet, you should follow the order of parts removal as well. The first part that is needed to be removed is the upper one which is called the tank. Later, you can remove the down part — the body of the toilet.
In order to do it, follow the steps below:
Let us look at the list of things to do:
Installment of the new body and tank is less time-consuming than removal of the old one. You can do this step-by-step as it is described below.
When you install the new toilet, make the preliminary measurements according to the instructions for the toilet. Some toilets have different sizes, and you may need to change the location of the drain hole. Read the characteristics of the toilet and estimate the best location for it in your bathroom.
Whenever you need help with the installment of the toilet or other plumbing, you can contact us and get advice or call specialists to deal with this task. Our specialists have all the required tools and are experienced in the plumbing sphere. That is why they will mount a toilet quickly and will not leave any mess.
As you can see, changing the toilet is not as complicated as it seems to be. If you have a couple of hours free and are ready to plumb a toilet, you can do it by yourself. Of course, the professionals may perform this task with better quality, and if you have money for this service, it is always more preferable to call specialists.
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