Oatey LiquiLock powder makes removing an old toilet less of a mess.
Pulling a toilet is never fun. The worst part is dealing with the water left in the trap. Even vigorous plunging leaves some behind, and keeping the toilet perfectly level while you carry it by yourself is nearly impossible. Oatey has come up with a solution: LiquiLock, a nontoxic powder that solidifies water. You turn off the supply, flush the toilet, hold down the handle until it quits draining, and empty an envelope of LiquiLock in the bowl. In about four minutes, the water becomes a semi-solid gel. The toilet can then be removed without sloshing water all over. The truly amazing thing about LiquiLock is what happens when you reset the toilet. When you flush the reconnected toilet, the LiquiLock melts and washes down the drain. At $3 a pop, it’s worth it to me to use a packet every time I pull a toilet.
– Andrew Grace, a remodeler in Ligonier, Pa.
Photo: Rodney Diaz
From Fine Homebuilding #286
More about toilets:
Trouble-Free Toilets – The floor, flange, and sealant can mean the difference between success and failure.
How to Install a Toilet – The essential step-by-step guide to removing your old toilet and installing a new one
What’s the Difference: Toilet Plungers – Standard, ribbed, and bellows.