Down and Dirty Toilet Replacement

Removing old wax ring with putty knife.

Step #5: Clean Toilet Flange and Floor

Put on rubber gloves and remove any gunk left behind from the old toilet flange so the new toilet will seat properly. Cleaning the floor under the toilet is a good idea, too.

How to clean toilet flange and floor:

  • Clean Toilet Flange: Wear rubber gloves and use a putty knife to remove what’s left of the old wax ring and any other accumulated mess.
  • Clean Floor: Use bathroom cleaner and a scrub brush to clean the floor under the toilet.


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  • MARGEY Says:
    December 19th, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Is there a difference in the type of wax rings for the toilet? The one I have is over 40 years old.

  • Allen Ricketts Says:
    July 12th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Love the show!!!! especially on organization in the garage.

  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    March 11th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Try carefully tightening the toilet bolts that hold the toilet to the floor up, but don’t overdo it as it could crack the porcelain bowl. If that doesn’t help, put a shim between the floor and toilet.

  • J. Vaccari Says:
    February 12th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    The toilet rocks- what can I do?

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Down and Dirty Toilet Replacement