411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

His and Hers, and Dream Conveniences are all The Rage In New Luxury Home Design

There was a time when the double sink was about as fancy as home design got. Being able to have your own place to brush your teeth, not have her...

on Apr 28, 2017

The Right Decking Material To Choose And How To Maintain It For Your Specific Needs

  There is no better place to create memories with your family or to entertain than the great outdoors. As an extension of your interior, a...

on Apr 27, 2017

Roofing Styles and Designs: So Many Options

If you’re building a new home and are just in the early planning stages, you may want to give some extra thought to the type of roof you want...

on Apr 25, 2017

The 4 Biggest Hidden Home Renovation Costs

Undertaking a full home renovation is a huge project – and even just restoring a few rooms in your home can cost you quite a bit of time and...

on Apr 24, 2017

10 Tips To Lowering An Electricity Bill

10 Tips To Lowering An Electricity Bill This lay out 10 different strategies you can do to help drastically lower your electricity bill so that...

on Apr 23, 2017

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 2610 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

The Best DIY Approach When You Buy a Rundown Property

Buying a rundown property is a fantastic way of getting hold of a house at a bargain price but it could also stretch your DIY skills to the limit....

Real Estate / Finance

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

Difficult Climates Make Waterproofing Your Basement Even More Important

Descending the creaking stairs into the dark abyss, you can feel yourself becoming tense and fraught with fear. The dank, musty air permeates the...

Plumbing / Basements

Lighting your Entryway for Safety

Having appropriate lighting for the entryway is important for any home. Strategically placed and adequately bright, entryway lighting can deter...

Safety / Security

Odd Ways in Which Your Bathroom Could be Damaging Your Health

Everyone knows that they need to keep their bathroom clean in order to avoid any health problems, but there are some odd ways in which your...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017