How To Install A New Toilet

Jan 18, 2022

Whether you’re planning a bathroom remodeling or just want to know how to install a new toilet, this blog article will give you the low-down. It includes tips on what to look for in your new toilet and what factors you should keep in mind when choosing one.

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Types of Toilet Installation

In the US, there are six main types of toilet installations: tank filling, gravity flush, flushometer, tankless, direct pressure, and vacuum-assisted. Tanks fill with wastewater below the toilet bowl and need to be emptied regularly. Gravity toilets are a type of flushometer that relies on water coming from an outside source to refill the toilet bowl.

A flushometer has its own water reservoir but needs constant cleaning and replacing to stay free of odors. Tankless toilets are self-contained units with their own filtration system and filter media. Direct pressure toilets require no plumbing whatsoever; they drain through a hose into a bucket or portable toilet which can handle up to twenty-five gallons per minute. Vacuum-assisted toilets rely on vacuum power to force wastewater.

There are four types of toilet installations:

– Installing a new toilet with the old toilet removed

– Installing a new toilet in place of an old one

– Installing a new toilet in place of an existing bidet or dual flush


There are some instances where it may be better for an experienced plumber to install the new toilet instead of doing it yourself. This is typically when the old toilet cannot be removed or when it is necessary for more than one person in a household to install the new toilet.

Toilet installation is a difficult task, and it’s best to get professional help. First, examine the type of toilet that you want to install. Toilets come in many different shapes and sizes, and they should be installed according to the specific requirements of your particular space.

Tools Needed for Toilet Installation

Toilet installation can be a challenge, so it will help to know what tools are needed and how they should be used. Before you begin, make sure that you read the manufacturer’s instructions for the toilet so that you know what parts are involved and where they go. Toilet installation requires a lot of tools. Some of the tools most commonly used are a cordless drill, hex key wrench, pipe wrench, pliers (a wire cutter or needle nose) and a bucket or tub. When drilling into the water line from the tank to the toilet bowl, always put on eye protection and use extreme caution when working with water.

Toilet installation is a pretty straightforward process and all you need are a few tools. You will need a toilet bolt, a toilet flange (the part that connects the floor to the toilet), a toilet wax ring (this keeps the seal in place between the two pieces of the toilet), and some type of lubricant (oil or water). Toilet bolts are typically made from metal and can be found at any hardware store.


  • Toilet Unthreading Tool
  • Musket Ball of Toilet Cement
  • Screwdriver
  • Electric Drill with at least 1/8-inch (3mm) bit for driving screws

Toilet installation can be complicated, so it’s important to make sure you have all of the necessary tools. You’ll need a toilet flange, toilet bolts, screws and other small parts that are not included in the toilet package….or save time and effort with the expert crew at AMD Remodeling!


The Toilet Installation Process

Installing a toilet can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really not. This blog will give you an overview of the process, and hopefully, make it easier for you.

In order to install a toilet, you need to know how to take the old one out. When you remove the tank lid, it should be empty. You’ll want the new toilet tank to reach about the same level of your existing water line. It’s easier if your new toilet is taller than your old one, but not necessary.

Before you install your new toilet, you will need to make sure that you have enough room for the toilet. This includes finding out how much space the toilet will require and measuring it. You will also need to know where the water lines are and what size of pipe needs to be used. Next, you’ll want to choose a place for your bathroom sink so that you can properly maneuver around your work area. Now that all of this has been taken care of, it’s time to start cutting holes in walls or floors as needed so that the water lines can be installed.


Tips for a Successful Toilet Installation

There are a lot of things you should consider before installing a new toilet in your home. Make sure that the proposed location is sufficient for the size and shape of the toilet. The installation will also require access to water, electricity, and waste pipes to allow for plumbing of the commode. For an easy installation, you should hire a professional plumber at least once before beginning this project.



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