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How do I install and replace a toilet bowl??

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Posted 2012-04-22T15:20:40+0000  by harrye12 harrye12

Installing a toilet bowl is a great skill to have in your tool belt. As soon as everyone knows you can do it - your phone will never stop ringing. :smileysurprised:


Home has a great how-to guide that walks you through every detail.  There is a link to a great video as well, that will eliminate any worries you might have about the installation process.


The best advice I ever got from a plumber concerning toilet installation was to get two wax rings just in case one becomes damaged during the process.  It has served me well.







Hope this helped.


Posted 2012-04-22T17:06:20+0000  by Kevin_HD_ATL



For the ones who have  watched this how to video;


Another alternative to remove water from the toilet, once the valve is shut off, is to use one of these Wet/Dry shop vacs.

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Shop vac demo.JPG

Also instead of wood shims, you can also use composite or plastic shims, which are impervious to water.

 toilet shims.jpg

Just some things I wanted to share - for the ones in need of spare (toilet).:smileyhappy:


Hope this helps,




Posted 2012-04-24T14:25:45+0000  by George_HD_CHI
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