How to Replace a Toilet

Tips for a trouble-free, leak-free installation

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Caulk gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Locking pliers
  • Hacksaw
  • Level
  • Pliers
  • Rags
  • Shop vacuum
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Wax ring
  • Brass toilet bolts
  • Toilet flange
  • Plastic shims
  • Caulk
  • Flexible water supply