Boston Toilet Repair & Replacement

Toilet Installation in Boston MA

Installing a toilet may seem like a challenging task, but with the right tools and instructions, it can be done by a homeowner with some DIY skills. Here’s a general guide on how to install a toilet by Toilet Installation in Boston MA. Keep in mind that this is a basic overview, and you should always follow the specific instructions provided with your toilet and consult local plumbing codes.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • New toilet
  • Wax ring
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Plunger
  • Closet bolts
  • Level
  • Toilet supply line
  • Plumber’s tape
  • Putty knife
  • Bucket or towels


  1. Remove the Old Toilet:
    • Turn off the water supply to the toilet by closing the shut-off valve usually located behind or beneath the toilet.
    • Flush the toilet to remove most of the water from the tank and bowl.
    • Disconnect the water supply line from the tank.
    • Remove the nuts on the closet bolts securing the toilet to the floor.
    • Lift the old toilet straight up and off the closet bolts. Have a bucket or towels ready to catch any remaining water.
  2. Prepare the Flange:
    • Inspect the toilet flange on the floor. If it’s damaged, replace or repair it.
    • Clean the wax residue from the old wax ring and inspect it. Replace the wax ring if it’s old or damaged.
  3. Install the Wax Ring:
    • Place the new wax ring over the flange with the plastic horn pointing into the drain pipe.
    • Center the wax ring on the flange.
  4. Set the Toilet:
    • Lower the new toilet bowl over the closet bolts, making sure the bolts pass through the holes in the base.
    • Press down on the toilet to compress the wax ring and create a watertight seal.
    • Install nuts and washers onto the closet bolts and tighten them evenly until the toilet is snug.
  5. Level the Toilet:
    • Place a level across the bowl and adjust the toilet until it is level. Shim as necessary.
  6. Secure the Toilet:
    • Trim the excess length of the closet bolts.
    • Install the toilet tank onto the bowl following the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Connect the water supply line to the fill valve on the bottom of the tank.
  7. Test and Seal:
    • Turn on the water supply and fill the tank.
    • Check for leaks around the base and tighten nuts if necessary.
    • Flush the toilet and check for any leaks.
  8. Secure the Toilet Seat:
    • Attach the toilet seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  9. Finishing Touches:
    • Apply the plumber’s tape to the water supply line threads.
    • Turn on the water supply and check for leaks.

Always follow the specific instructions provided by the Toilet Installation in Boston MA. If you’re uncomfortable with any part of the installation process, or if you encounter unexpected issues, it’s recommended to consult with a professional plumber for assistance.