A new style of water saving toilets has finally hit the US market. Already prevalent in many other countries the dual flush toilet seems to be the most popular water conserving around the world. This New Toilet has two options for flushing, a full flush and a half flush. Half flush is used for liquid stuff and the full flush is..well...used for the other stuff. This new toilet is very effective for saving water. Older models toilets the most water in the home. New Toilets will help conserve water and also keep your water bills down. Check them out.
How to Remove your Old Toilet and Replace it with a NEW Dual Flush Toilet
Step One. When replacing your toilet the first step is to turn off the water to the toilet. to do this you want to locate a little valve near the toilet(connected to the water supply).After you have done this you want to get rid off all of the water in the toilet by flushing it a few times or by holding the drain valve up. Make sure all the water is out of both the bowl and the toilet tank. You may want to towel up or use a sponge to soak any left over water. Leaving excess water will create a mess during replacement. If you don't get all the water soaked up you could potentially leak toilet water throughout your house, when you are removing your toilet.
Step Two. disconnect the water line from the toilet. This is done adjustable wrench. Simply unscrew the line where it connects at the tank.
Step Three. Remove the bolts that hold your toilet to the ground. You do this by removing the bolts that attach the toilet to the ground with an adjustable wrench. Remove them and dispose. If they are rotted you can use a saw to try to get them loose. This task may be hard if these bolts are old and rotted.
Step Four. If the toilet is caulked to the ground run a utility knife along the bottom to help separate the bowl from the toilet. This can be a pain. The caulk is there to create a seal.
Step Five. Now you can remove the bowl by picking it up of the ground. It is heavy so lift with your legs.(The water wasting toilet is gone.)
Step Six. Ok, you should be looking at a wax ring which located on the flange(the hole in the ground where the waste goes). You will of course have to remove this. I would suggest using a putty knife. These wax rings are sticky and a pain. Its going to take some scraping. Now you have completely removed your old water guzzling toilet. Time to replace it with a water saving dual flush toilet. First Step. Get your new wax ring out make sure it is moist at a good temperature room temperature or above is suggested. Now place your new toilet on top of the wax ring kinda gently rotate the bowl back and forth to get the seal nice and tight. Make sure the bowl is the right amount of distance from the wall. Also make sure the the toilet is level with a level some iphone actually have a level as an app.
Phase2 . Now that you have the toilet lined up. Secure the new toilet to the ground with the bolts. If its a one piece water saving toilet make your new water line will reach the tank. If it is a two piece toilet you now the bowl secured to the ground now place the tank on top and secure the water line with wrench. Third Step. Turn back on the water and flush the toilet a few times to make sure it works and nothing is leaking. Fourth Step. Caulk the bottom of the toilet to create a seal. Fifth Step.Now secure the toilet seat to the toilet and you now have a fully functional new flush toilet.
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