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Building Skills

Building Skills

How to Install a New Toilet

comments (0) July 2nd, 2013 in Blogs
For use with multi-clip BUILDING SKILLS BLOG posts only

Video Length: 7:55
Produced by: Andy Engel, Patrick McCombe, and Rob Wotzak


Installing a toilet seems pretty straightforward, but like any construction task, the pros have tricks to make the job go faster and easier. In this episode of Building Skills, we turn to master plumber Mike Lombardi for his tips for installing a toilet that won't leak, rock, or rust.

In this video, plumber Mike Lombardi will:

  • Inspect the new toilet for damage
  • Test fit the toilet bowl
  • Level and shim the bowl with rubber packing
  • Set the wax ring and fasten the bowl to the flange
  • Fasten the tank to the bowl
  • Seal the bowl to the floor with clear caulk
  • Connect the water hose to the toilet
  • Install the seat

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