The steps for replacing an old toilet are the same as those for installing a new one. After removing an old toilet, you need to prepare the floor.
To block sewer gas from entering the soil pipe, place a rag inside. This will prevent any hardware from falling into it. Make sure the hole in your floor is big enough to hold the closet flange. You can make the hole larger by drawing around the base of the closet flange with a pencil and then removing the flooring using a jigsaw.
Do not cut any joists. Dry-fit the soil tube into the closet bend. The flange should be placed over the soil pipe. Next, measure the distance between the collar of the flange and the floor. Use a handsaw or a saw to cut the soil pipe to the measurements in the previous step.
Use a utility knife to remove burrs from the cut edge. Dry-fit the soil pipe to the flange, and the soil pipes to the closet bend so that the collar of the flange rests on the ground. This is the best method to install a toilet .
The tank and the bowl are the main components of a toilet. The bowl holds water, and connects to the drain to dispose of any waste water. The tank is located behind the bowl. It contains water reserve and devices to flush clean water into the bowl.
A ballcock, which is connected to the water supply, controls the delivery of water to tank. The pressure in the bowl causes the waste water from the tank to flow down the drain when the water level drops rapidly into the bowl. A float, ball or pressure gauge detects a drop in water level and triggers the ballcock to refill it.
A flush valve is an opening that allows water to flow into the toilet’s bowl. This valve is protected by a rubber stopper. It can be either a tank ball or a flush valve seat ball.
The flapper valve is the combination of the valve and flapper. The flapper is simply lifted off the valve by pulling the lever. Water then flows into the bowl.
The flush valve measures 2 1/2 inches in size, as well as the ball-shaped flapper. The flapper hinges onto a vertical overflow pipe located next to the valve. A small chain links the flapper to a trip lever. A flapper is a better option than the older stoppers because it doesn’t have nearly as many parts that can get stuck or foul up, so it’s less likely for the tank to “run” into the bowl.
Install the Closet Flange and Soil Pipe
To replace a toilet, wipe PVC primer inside the closet bend as well as the outside of the soil pipe. Apply PVC cement to these same surfaces, and then immediately twist the soilpipe into the closet bend.
Prime the soil pipe’s free end and the interior of the closet flange and apply cement. Press the flange onto soil pipe until collar is on the floor.
Rotate the collar so that the slots are to the left and right of the hole. The closet bolts that will be inserted in the slots must align with the tank’s wall. Ensure that the collar is secured to the floor using stainless steel screws that are long enough to penetrate the subfloor.
The Common Toilet
Toilets are a piece or hardware that collects and disposes of urine and feces. Toilets can come with or without flushing water (flush or dry toilet). You can set them up in a sitting or squatting position (squat toilet). Flush toilets can be connected to both a city sewer system and to septic tanks in rural areas. Dry toilets can be connected to a pit or removable container, composting chamber, storage area, or any other treatment and storage device. Toilets are often made from ceramic (porcelain), concrete or plastic.
Private homes may have the toilet and sink in one room. You can also have separate rooms for hand washing and body washing. The public toilets are equipped with one or more toilets and urinals that can be used by the general public. For large or temporary gatherings, portable toilets and chemical toilets can be brought in.
TOTO is the largest toilet manufacturer in the world. It was founded in 1917, and is known for developing the