DIY How To Install a Kohler Toilet
This helpful video will walk you through the basics of installing a Kohler Toilet. Follow the instructions and it will be quite easy. The product used in this installation is a Kohler Cimarron Toilet.
Be sure to follow the safety instructions included with the product and to observe and follow all local plumbing and building codes.
Step 1: A Few Tips Before You Begin Installation
For this installation you will need the following tools: A putty knife, Adjustable Wrench, Hacksaw, Level, Tape Measure, Sponge and Replacement Wax Seal.
Step 2: Removing the old toilet:
Before you begin, turn off and disconnect the water supply. Flush the old toilet. Remove any remaining water in the old tank and bowl with a sponge. Loosen the T-bolts that secure the bowl to the floor. Rock the bowl from side to side to loosen the wax seal underneath the toilet. Remove the bowl and use a putty knife to remove the old wax seal. Wipe away any remaining wax with a rag or damp sponge.
Step 3: Placing the Wax Seal and Installing the bowl.
With the new toilet bowl resting on a padded surface, attach the new wax seal to the bottom of the bowl. Align the toilet bowl outlet with the flange. Apply weight and press down on the bowl to set the wax seal. Do not move the toilet bowl once wax seal has touched the flange. This may break the seal resulting in leakage. If the wax seal is broken you will need to replace the wax seal. Place the plastic cap bases over the T-bolts in the up position as marked. Slide a washer and nut onto each T-bolt. Evenly tighten the nut onto the T-bolts until the nuts are secure. Careful not to over tighten as this may damage the product. If necessary, shorten the bolt by cutting it with the hack safe. By very careful not to touch the bowl with the hacksaw. The hacksaw can chip or break the toilet. Mount the plastic caps onto the cap bases.
Step 4:Installing the Tank.
Slide the retaining bolts into the brackets on the bottom of the tank. Press the gasket onto the tank outlet. Position the tank on the bowl by centering the gasket on the bowl inlet. Assemble the washers and nuts to the tank retaining bolts. Ultimately tighten the nuts so the tank is level and the mounting brack tabs make contact with the bowl.
Step 5: Reconnecting the Water Supply
Connect the water supply to the tank. Open the water supply valve and check for leaks. Make any adjustments as needed. install the toilet seat according to the seat manufacturer's instructions. Place the tank cover on the tank. Congratulations, the installation is complete.
Step 6: Adjusting the Tank Water Level
Your toilet is designed to use either 1.6 gallons or 1.4 gallons per flush. Adjust the flush volume by adjusting the water level in the tank to the appropriate water line. The water lines are marked on the flush valve. To raise the water level, pinch C-clip and slide it up the float rod.
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