How can a toilet be installed on concrete flooring?


Quick Answer

To install a toilet on concrete flooring, the toilet needs to be placed on a wax ring with mounting bolts. The area must be clean prior to installation.

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There are a few steps to installing a toilet on concrete flooring:

  1. Clean the area
  2. Ensure that��the��area is thoroughly cleaned and that��the surface for mounting is leveled. Depending on what type of toilet is being put in, the procedures can differ slightly. If the��bowl is attached to the��tank, then place the��wax ring in the��hole. If the��bowl is separate, turn the��bowl over and place the��wax ring inside the base with the plastic sleeve facing away from the toilet.
  3. Attach with mounting bolts
  4. If the��wax ring is in the��floor in the mounting flange, place the��mounting bolts in the flange, outside of the��wax ring. If the��wax ring is inside the toilet bowl, place the��mounting bolts inside the mounting flange in the toilet bowl and put putty around them to hold them in place while attaching the��toilet.
  5. For a toilet already attached to a tank
  6. Place the��entire toilet on top of the��mounting bolt site and arrange so that the��bolts go through the��bolt holes properly on the��toilet base. For a��separate bowl, place the��entire bowl on the hole, with the��waste pipe inside, and match the mounting flange to the pipe in the floor. Push down firmly.
  7. Tighten the installation
  8. Place plastic retainers on the��bolts, followed by metal washers. Tighten accordingly by hand, then with a��socket. If the��bolts are too long, break them��off. Cover with decorative caps.
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