How to Install a Toilet

Installing your own toilet is a simple DIY project that will save you up to $200 in plumber’s fees. Les Zell, a master plumber, walks you step by step through the process. You’ll learn everything you need to know for a leak-free toilet installation which you can easily do in about an hour.

You probably already own all the tools required. You’ll need two adjustable wrenches or one wrench and a large slip-joint pliers and a screwdriver. Some toilets include installation parts. Check the box to see what’s included. You’ll need a wax ring, two toilet bolts, a tube of caulk to seal around the base of the toilet, and a new braided stainless steel supply line. Here’s how to do it.