Save Money and Water: Easy 123 Guide To Installing A Toilet

If you are looking to change your outdated or broken toilet and don't have the money to hire a professional plumber, this guide will walk you through the easy to understand steps to replacing it.
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July 5, 2011 - PRLog -- Owning a home is expensive enough without the thought of upkeep or the occasional household emergency, in this case your toilet. Replacing your toilet professionally will cost you hundreds of dollars, not to mention the heartache of trying to find a reputable plumber. has published a user friendly How To Online Guide to replacing a toilet. They cover all aspects of the project from A to Z and also give you an idea of what tools and materials you may need for the project as well as what the project may cost you.

"The first step will definitely be the hardest and has no lifting or muscle required. This is to pick out your new toilet.

"Reason this is the hardest step is the fact that you can be easily overwhelmed by all the choices and features out there. Some of the most important being height, style,one piece or two, flush capacity, water efficiency, noise, and color.

" Sometimes these options are controlled by budget because the more features the higher the price. Toilets range from and economical $60 to an astronomical, I’m proud of my toilet,$400.

"Once you have visited your local big chain hardware store and decided which toilet fits your needs and budget you are ready for your project."

Green Bean Buddy goes on to list and illustrate the steps one by one in an easy to understand manner. Some of these steps include:

"Removing Your Old Toilet

Step 1- Turn off the water supply to the toilet by shutting off the angle stop. (This is the turn handle coming out of the wall.) Then flush toilet to get most of the water out. Using pliers disconnect the supply line from the toilet( this is the water line coming out of the angle stop and attaches to the bottom of the tank.

Step 2- Remove the tank lid and toilet seat and place it in a safe location.

Step 3- Using a sharp utility knife cut around the base of the toilet to remove the old caulking that is adhering the toilet to the floor. This may take several passes to penetrate the caulking."

The idea of taking on a project like this could be a daunting thought for some people. When in fact, a project like this one is a great starter project and not only will it save you money in many ways but also spark a sense of accomplishment.

"Why pay someone to do something i can do myself " site affiliate Joe Hunter says. "At this day and age we could all use some extra money." Joe jokingly goes on to say, "There's nothing like reading a magazine on your new toilet you installed."

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