Change the seal on the toilet pipe

If the seal on a toilet pipe is no longer in order, this can be very uncomfortable. Replacing the seal is not exactly one of the most popular jobs, but it is sometimes necessary to eliminate any leaks.

How to replace such a seal on the toilet pipe

If the seal at the exit of the toilet is no longer in order, in the worst case the entire bathroom can be under water, not to mention the unpleasant odor, which is also common. Such a defective seal can therefore have very unpleasant consequences. The replacement is more or less complex depending on the type of toilet, but the right spare part is not very expensive. The exchange usually takes place in several steps. Here are the most important steps:

  • it is best to first shut off the water supply to be on the safe side
  • the dismantling of the toilet bowl
  • the seal at the connection point or. take out at the toilet pipe
  • If necessary, clean the sealing surfaces and insert new seals for the drain and water inlet
  • then reassemble the toilet bowl

What to look for in this work

In most cases, the entire toilet has to be removed. As a rule, it is with a few screws or nuts on the wall or. attached to the ground. If it is a wall-hung toilet, it is best to place it under it after dismantling and make sure that no remaining water can run out of the toilet. Even a floor-standing toilet still contains a certain amount of water in the siphon. Remove the water before removing it or do not tilt the toilet so that no water residue can run out. When installing the new seals, ensure that they are correctly seated before you reassemble the toilet bowl. This is very important so that no further leaks can occur later.

After installing the seals and the toilet

When you have changed the seals (preferably for the water inlet and outlet), the assembly of the toilet has been carried out and the water has been switched on again, you can check that everything is tight. If necessary, check the condition of the seals in the cistern, especially if the water is constantly running into the toilet, in order to avoid unnecessary water consumption.