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How to use wax when installing a toilet bowl

This article will cover the step-by-step installation of a wax gasket for your toilet bowl.

Step 1. Clean surfaces on underside of toilet bowl and floor flange of old wax and debris.

Step 2. Remove old floor bolts, and place new bolts secure with the retainer washer. The wax ring is in place here to show the black plastic flange facing downward on the floor flange.


Step 3. Press wax ring on bowl outlet with plastic flange pointing away from the bowl.

Step 4. Set bowl in place and use body weight to compress wax. Twist bowl slightly to spread wax.

Step 5. Place bolt cover washer and metal washer then acorn nut on bolt. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN BOLT NUTS. Tighten nut carefully to prevent breaking the bowl. Use a hacksaw blade to cut bolt ¼” above the acorn nut.

Step 6. File burrs on nut then place bolt cap on bolt.

Step 7. Place bolt cap on top of bolt and snap onto bolt cover washer.

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