HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL A NEW TOILET

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In this blog post our expert plumber walks you through removing and old close couple system toilet, preparing the space and installing a new toilet system. 

Remove the lid on the cistern

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The first step is pretty easy. Simply remove the lid to the cistern and have a good look inside to familiarise yourself with all the parts. Your new cistern will probably come with the internal parts assembled but it's always better to have a working knowledge of how they operate to make your toilet work.

Turn off the water supply

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Once you’ve turned off the water supply it's a good idea to flush the toilet to check. If the water supply is turned off properly the cistern shouldn't fill up again when you flush.

Disconnect the water supply to the toilet itself.

With a pair of adjustable spanners slacken off the nut. Unscrew it fully and remove the pipe from the cistern block. Use a small towel to catch any excess water that might drop from the pipe.

Remove the cistern from the wall

Most toilets have a couple of screws to secure the toilet cistern to the wall. simply unscrew them to remove the unit.

Remove the toilet waste pipe (soil pipe) from the toilet.

On a lot of toilets the pipe going out the back of the toilet is possible on a flexible quick.

Remove the toilet

Most toilets are secured into place by a couple of screws and a bit of silicone. So we need to remove the screws and cut the silicone and you should be able to move the toilet out of the way.

Prepare the area for the new toilet

Now your old toilet is removed it’s time to give the floor a good clean and remove any debris that's in the way.

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Installing your new toilet

Now it’s time to install your new toilet. The procedure is almost the reverse steps of the removal but with a few extra things to bear in mind.

 Fix the toilet to the floor

The first thing you’ll want to do, before actually securing the toilet in place, is to get the new toilet bowl into the position you want it to be in.

Fit the soil pipe

Before you fix the soil pipe on the back of the toilet it's a good idea to get a silicone gun and run round the inside of the pipe. 

Put the cistern back on

Make sure that any seals that she supplied with your new toilet are in place to avoid unwanted leaks. 

Sort out the water supply

This could potentially be the trickiest part of your new toilet installation, depending on the length and positioning of any pipework coming from your new toilet and also the pipes that are already fitted from your old toilet.

If you need any help to remove and install your toilet you can Contact us anytime! 

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