What is the toilet bowl?
The bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water. A leaking bowl will annoy you for wetting the floor of bathroom and waste the water. Today’s we are going to show you how to fix a leaking toilet bowl. Actually, the process is not difficult and the price is much less than calling a plumber.
1.shut off the leaky toilet inlet valve
Actually, almost all the fix for running toilet need stop the water supply at first.
2. Flush the toilet
After turning off the water supply, we also need flush the toilet to drain the water. some may remain in the bowl, we can use a sponge or towels to absorb the remaining water.
3. Loosen The Bolts And Pull The Toilet Bowl.
Using a adjustable wrench to unscrew the water closet nut , and if the bolt spins along with the nut, grab the former above the latter with locking pliers. Then, loosen the nut just enough for you to squeeze in a close-quarters hacksaw blade to saw through the bolt. Before you pull the bowl, make sure that you have already shut off the water supply valve and removed the water line that leads to the tank.
4. Clean Up The Drain Hole.
After removing the toilet, stuff a rag into the drain line to prevent sewer gases from getting into the house and wax chunks from entering the pipes while you are cleaning. Scrape the old wax from the toilet horn and flange using a knife, and then clean up old caulk and debris from the floor around and under the toilet.
5. Prepare For The Installation Of New Parts.
Thoroughly clean off some wax residue with mineral spirits, set a reinforcement ring over the toilet flange to line up the water closet bolt slots and mark screw locations on the floor. Drill a clearance hole through the masonry or the tile with a hammer drill and a masonry bit, and make sure you stop when you reach the subfloor. A broken flange is usually caused by a rocking toilet or over-tightened flange nuts.
6. Prepare For The Installation Of The Extender Ring.
After you have cleaned the flange with mineral spirits and removed all the excess wax, fit the extender ring over the flange and remove any original screws lining up with the ones in the ring. You can then apply a bead of silicone caulk around the ring’s interior edge.
7. Remove The Old Flange.
Remove the old screws of the flange and slip each half of the flange support beneath its edges. Then, lift the flange using a screwdriver or a pry bar if needed. You will have to track down the cause of the leak, repair it and provide a solid surface to support the flange.
8. Install The New Wax Ring.
Place the new wax ring onto the toilet horn with the rounded side facing the bowl. Take note that a toilet often leaks because the ring has lost its seal, which is again caused by a toilet that rocks when sit on. If you find no evidence of other leak problems after pulling the toilet, simply replace the wax ring and reset the bowl to get the job done.
9. Re-Mount The Toilet.
When resetting the toilet bowl, it is important to drop it directly into place. The failure to align it directly over its bolts where the ring meets the flange will distort the ring and ruin the seal.