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How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet

What you need

  1. How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet, Wax Ring: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn off the water.

    • You do not want to forget this step.

  2. How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the hose from the toilet by unscrewing the white plastic connector.

    • Excess water will spill out of this pipe, so have a bucket or rag nearby to catch it!

  3. How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the plastic bolt protectors on either side of the base of the toilet.

    • Using a wrench, remove the nuts and washers from the bottom of the toilet where it's bolted to the floor.

    • Lift the toilet up from the floor.

    • Use caution when lifting it, it's going to be heavy!

    • Set the toilet off to the side.

  4. How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the old wax ring and any debris from the toilet pipe in the floor where the toilet was, being sure not to let any debris fall down the pipe.

    • It may be nice to wear gloves for this step, as the old wax ring will be a bit dirty.

  5. How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Place new ring in the proper position for your toilet to rest on.

    • Carefully position the toilet back over the hole, paying attention to the bolts.

  6. How to Replace the Wax Ring on a Toilet: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Tighten the nuts and bolts on each side of the toilet and replace the bolt-protectors.

Conclusion

Make sure you wash your hands!

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