Installing a Toilet

Installing a Toilet

If you’re updating a bathroom, you’ll need to know how to replace the toilet. Apply a wax seal over the floor toilet flange to prevent sewer gases from entering the room. For extra protection, put a second bead of plumber’s putty to seal any...
Installing a Toilet

Scribing

When installing counter tops, scribe the the new splash guard to the wall with a compass. This will transfer an exact copy of the wall to the splash plate.
Installing a Toilet

Toilet Detective

If you suspect your toilet is leaking, but aren’t sure where, add some food coloring to the water in the tank. If you see colored water inside the toilet bowl, suspect a defective flapper that needs to be adjusted or replaced. If it shows outside the toilet near...
Installing a Toilet

Applying Caulk

Applying caulk can get messy. Here’s how to ensure a smooth, clean finished appearance: – Choose the right caulk for your project. Do you need interior, exterior, mildew-resistant, paintable or tinted caulk? – Cut the tip of the caulk tube at an...
Installing a Toilet

Wallpaper with Confidence

Wallpapering can involve a steep learning curve and most professionals advise starting in large rooms. Save bathrooms for last, or at least until you’ve got your confidence.