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How to Install a Toilet

Toilet Plumbing Plumber Portland Oregon

Get the following plumbers tools ready before you start:

  1. A pair of channel locks

  2. Wax ring with flange

  3. Flange bolts

  4. Toilet

  5. Supply line

  6. Wood shims

  7. Wrenches


Toilets can be purchased at any home improvement store or supply shop. Be sure to read manufacturers' instruction manual before attempting any plumbing installation. Now, first step in installing a toilet is planning. Having a structured approach to your installation or repair is plumbing best practice. If you really want to make it as a professional plumber, then learn how to structure your work. Most toilets are sold with all required materials for installation but verify that you have all supplies ready. And turn off water supply to the toilet before you start. It is highly recommended to hire experienced plumbers for all installations and repair.

Plumbers recommended steps to install a toilet                                                                     Plumber Portland Oregon Plumbers

First prepare the floor for the toilet. Then install the flange. Place your wax ring on the installed flange and center your toilet bowl over the wax ring making sure that the bolts align properly in the holes. Then lower your toilet bowl down on the wax and rock the toilet until it is flat on the floor. If you still have any rocking to the toilet, you may need to shim it. If not, then place your metal washers and nuts on brass bolts and tighten them. Be sure to tight gently and never apply too much pressure as this can break the toilet base. When the toilet is properly secured, then install the supply line and tighten until it feels snug.

Next step is mounting the toilet tank to the bowl. First place the sponge gasket around the end of the flush valve. Then look for a large nut and threads in the tank. You will slide the gasket over this large nut. Prepare your brass bolts by sliding a rubber washer all the way down to the bolt head. Put each bolt in the holes found in the tank. Lift your tank and place it on the bowl making sure that the tank's bolts align properly in holes on the bowl. Use a deep 1/2 in-deep socket and tighten the tank bolts until the tank has little to no movement. As with all plumbing installations, do not over tighten bolts.

The last step is installing the seat. Locate the holes for the seat on the toilet bowl to slide in vinyl bolts. Put vinyl nuts under the bowl and align with bolts. While holding the nuts with your fingers, use a flat-head screw driver to tighten the screw with your driver until seat is secured firmly on the bowl with no side to side movement.

Congratulations. You just assembled and installed your first toilet.

Toilets plumbing installation or repair is not complete without proper testing. So before you walk away, remember to turn back on the main water supply line, then open the stop valve, and allow the tank to fill. Test your installation by flushing many times to be sure everything is working perfectly and there are no leaks.

 

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Question: Dangers of Asbestos

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Dangers of Asbestos Insulation in Water Heaters
Is a water heater with cement/asbestos lining safe to use? It is old and seems to work well. Can you do laundry and bathe safely with it? Thank You

Answer

Asbestos insulation in water heaters is dangerous in my opinion. If the asbestos is not disturbed and the dust drifts to where you can breath it, you would be safe. But if it's disturbed and the dust breathed, asbestos can stay in the lungs for a long time and cause different kinds of cancer including mesothelioma. Why have such a dangerous substance in the home at all? I wouldn't and no one should, especially when there is no guarantee that it wouldn't be disturbed...

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