The first step before removing the old toilet was to turn off the water at the shutoff valve located on the wall behind the toilet. This valve controls the flow of water into the supply line and then into the toilet tank. Toilet was flushed to drain all the water from the tank and toilet bowl. A plunger was used to force any remaining water down the drain line, then removed any remaining water from the tank with a sponge and a bucket. Dirty work ehhh??
Valentin, our plumber that services the Toronto area then disconnected the supply line with an adjustable wrench. He kept the water pipe secure while trying to loosen the supply line at the valve.
Since plumber was working alone, it was easier to separate the tank from the bowl. Lifting both pieces together can be difficult for one person. He disconnected and removed the tank from the bowl by removing the bolts from the bottom of the tank with an adjustable wrench. The tank bolts travel from inside the toilet tank to below the bowl. He checked to see if toilet bowl had caulking around the base where it meets the floor, he then used use a utility knife to score through the caulk seam. Gently rocked the toilet bowl back and forth until he worked it free and could lift it. Flange was inspected and new wax ring installed.
New toilet installed bolted into floor. New tank attached to toilet and caulking applied at bottom where it met the tiles. Water supply line was reconnected with new tank. Tank was tested by filling it with water and flushing into the new toilet.
Another happy client! Instagram looks better in the morning with newly replaced toilet.Learn more about Toilet Repairs and Installations