Installing a toilet flange in a newly constructed house or washroom is easier than we think. You don’t need a professional’s help to install a toilet in your house, all you need is to get your hands on a few tools and install your toilet and save loads of money in just an hour’s work. The first step to installing a toilet is to install a toilet flange on the surface of your washroom. Toilet flange is the connection between your toilet and the sewer line underneath your floor, so is the most important part for a toilet to work well.
Things You Need.
Toilet Flange:To install a toilet flange, you need a toilet flange, duhh. Measure the diameter of the soil pipe installed in your washroom and get a toilet flange of the same measurements. It’s very important to get the right size of toilet flange.
A closet flange with a built in cap which is to contain your sewer gas until you install your toilet which can be knocked out with a hammer after installation afterwards is the best kind for you to install yourself.
Screws:A few screws of the size of the holes in your toilet flange to fix it to your floor are needed.
Drilling Machine:A drilling machine to drill through your floor and screw your toilet flange in is also needed.
Primer and PVC Cement:To stick the flange to the soil pipe from the inside.
Measuring Scale:To measure the size of soil pipe and the distance between your soil pipe and wall. (The standard distance between the wall and the centre of your soil pipe is 10inches, 12inches, 14inches)
How to Install a Toilet Flange.
- Step 1 – Cut the soil pipe to the floor’s level with a saw and clean it with a cloth from both inside and the outside.
- Step 2 – Apply Primer to the outside of your flange and layer it with PVC cement, apply the PVC cement on insides of the soil pipe too.
- Step 3 – Put the closet flange into the soil pipe and hold it down there and apply pressure for a few minutes. The steel tray in a closet flange is rotatable, if you didn’t get a closet flange and the tray is not rotatable then make sure you fix the flange in your floor correctly. If it’s rotatable, you can easily place it correctly once you have fixed the flange to your soil pipe.
- Step 4 – Once you have inserted your flange into the soil pipe, hold the steel tray in the correct place and drill through the floor from the holes present on your steel flange tray. (5-6 holes will be present approx)
- Step 5 – Once the drilling is done, fix your flange permanently to the floor by inserting screws with the help of a screwdriver. Your flange is fixed to the floor and now you can get your floor tiled and do the other tasks needed while also saving money in constructing your dream washroom!
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