411 Home Repair


Latest Articles

The Best Way to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen is prone to messes more so than any other room in your home. When you consider all of the cooking, eating, socializing, and even the...

on Oct 21, 2016

How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym

How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym Getting a gym membership can be a great way to get in shape, but for those who are pressed for time, or...

on Oct 20, 2016

Should You Cut Back On High Speed Internet?

If you’re thinking of cutting back on your expenses, you might think it’s a good idea to cut back on high speed Internet. After all, you reason,...

on Oct 19, 2016

5 Ways to Reduce A Household’s Environmental Footprint

A home’s environmental footprint refers to its overall impact on the environment, both in construction and when being inhabited. This...

on Oct 19, 2016

Landscaping - Keeping your Yard in Good Condition

After accomplishing the challenging task of constructing your home, the next area of focus is your yard. The importance of landscaping goes beyond...

on Oct 19, 2016

Replacing a Toilet Wax Ring

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Wax rings are used to seal a toilet to the flange. It is used to seal the water and sewer gas into the soil stack. If there is moisture or water on the floor around the toilet, you probably need a new wax ring. One note: Find a helper for this task. Not only are toilets heavy, but you will need help aligning the flange bolts when you set the toilet back in place. Please note that some localities require a plumber to perform this activity so please check in advance.

Step 1

Turn off the water to the toilet and flush it. Remove the water line from the tank. Next, empty the bowl. There are two ways: 1) Use a cup to empty the toilet bowl. Get as much water as possible out. 2) pour a bucket-full of water (at least a gallon) into the bowl. Pour it in all at once.

Step 2

The next step is to remove the nuts that secure the toilet to the flange. The flange bolts have tabs on them so they should not turn when you turn the nuts. If the bolts turn when you turn the nuts, you will need to saw the nuts off. If you have to do this, read the in-depth how-to.

Step 3

Locate the spot where you want to put the toilet when you lift it from the flange. Remember that the toilet still has some water left in the trap and some of it may leak. A good spot to put the toilet is a tub or tile floor. Put down something to protect the surface. Lift the toilet up and gently place it on its side.

Step 4

Remove the old wax ring from the bottom of the toilet. Scrape off all of the old ring. Clean the bottom completely. Next, clean the flange and the area of the floor under the toilet. If the subfloor has been damaged by the leak, stop now and call a professional immediately.

Kitchen / Bathrooms 2447 Views


Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

How to Roofing Clean Gutters

There are two main areas of a gutter to clean. The interior gutter, where all the debris collects, and the exterior of the gutter. The interior...

Roofing / Gutters

Who Pays for What in Real Estate?

One very common question of real estate transactions is, "Who pays for what on a real estate transaction". Below is a list to give you an...

Real Estate / Finance

7 Steps to Successful Home Office Decoration

There was a time when most bill paying, correspondence and other family business was conducted around the kitchen table. Ah, but the times, they...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Bioethanol Fireplaces as an Affordable, Sustainable and Functional Option

There is a constantly growing concern with protecting the environment. That is definitely a good thing and it s great to notice that people want to...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Tips To Help You Keep Electric Garage Doors in The Best Working Condition

The electric garage door is by no means a luxury item but you may end up faced with so many associated costs that can become high because of the...

Doors / Garages


Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2016