[DIY] How to drain toilet for removal


How to drain toilet for removal

How to drain toilet for removal

How to drain toilet for removal.Draining a toilet is an easy process that can be completed in just a few simple steps. The first step is to turn off the water to the toilet. This will allow you to flush and drain the toilet without having water running down into the bowl. If you have a tank, which is located above or below the bowl, your first step will be turning off that water as well. Next you’ll want to remove the lid of the tank and then begin removing any screws and bolts holding it down.

How to drain toilet for removal

The first step is to turn off the water

When you’re in a shower and the water starts to run cold, the first thing you do is turn off the water.

Why? It’s because your body will adjust once the cold water stops running and you’ll get comfortable with the temperature of the water.


Next, or you can also do it by stepping into the shower or tub with the tank removed and turning it on its own. When using a tankless toilet, it will automatically detect when the water is removed so you don’t have to do it manually.
Once you’ve drained the toilet and have the tank removed from the toilet, you can clean out the bowl.

While doing this, keep an eye on the overflow so you don’t allow any waste to run down into the tank.
Because a flush toilet has an overflow tank to absorb excess water, you’ll need to empty this tank as well. To do this, first locate the overflow tank and remove the drain plug.

Next, you’ll need to remove the tank from the toilet so you can take off the seal on the bottom of the tank. Using the flat side of a screwdriver, push the seal outward until it pops out. This could be easier if you have an electrician, but if you don’t have one, you can simply use a punch to dislodge it.

For best results, try to keep the tank completely dry. If needed, you can run water from the shower or tub to flush the toilet. Once the tank is removed from the toilet, you’ll need to empty the overflow tank right below the tank.
Removing the toilet seat will require disassembly of the toilet so that the seat can be removed.

To do this, find the stem of the seat and gently push it out. Once the seat is removed, you will need to clamp it in place on the bottom of the toilet with electrical tape. Once you’ve clamped it, it’s time to remove the seat from the toilet.

How to drain toilet for removal

Remove the lid


When you are ready to remove the toilet from the bowl, start by turning off the water supply and flush the toilet to drain the tank. Next, remove the lid on the tank and then remove any screws or bolts holding it in place. After you’ve taken out the bolts and screws, put a cloth under the tank to catch any water that may spill out.

You can then empty the tank by turning on the shower drain to help things drain down more quickly.
Now you’ve got a clean, unused toilet that can be used many times, like your kid’s room, garage, or basement.

Before you invite guests over to your place for a TV dinner, try asking them to use the toilet for a little clean up too. Before doing anything, let the bowl, bowl gasket, and all parts within the bowl dry completely.

If you plan to use the toilet for a long time, you can follow our step-by-step instructions below to ensure you do not introduce bacteria into the bowl or tank. When complete, you’ll have a completely refinished toilet that will last you years. Good luck and happy flushing.

Remove the tank from the bowl

At this point, you should be able to remove the tank from the bowl. Using your hands, unscrew the tank from the bowl. Be careful not to spill any water from the bowl.


Toilet tank removal First, carefully lift the tank out of the bowl. Then, using a flathead screwdriver, remove any screws holding the tank in place. Once the screws are removed, lift the tank up and remove it from the toilet.

Remove drain plug Before we remove any parts, let’s reassemble the toilet so that water can flow freely from the tank water level indicator to the toilet bowl. Install the new tank assembly into the base. Prepare the toilet Following manufacturer’s instructions, fill the toilet bowl with toilet paper and roll it up.

Attach the drain plug and run water from the tank up through the toilet paper to the bowl. Next, suspend one end of the toilet paper strip in the bowl. Run water through the toilet paper up toward the bowl to make sure the water level is low enough.

Once the water reaches the top of the bowl, gently lower the toilet paper down with a roll of toilet paper until it reaches the lowest part of the bowl. At this point, run more water from the tank down toward the paper. This will ensure the toilet seat is deeper than the toilet paper prevents it from being.

The water level should never be below the paper, which will prevent the seat from being in the right position. From here, you may determine if the toilet seat is adjusted, or if the toilet will require periodic cleaning. Next, set the bowl level to just below the floor of the toilet, and place the other end of the toilet paper roll inside the bowl.

If the toilet is prebuilt, add more toilet paper (my recommendation is about 18–24 rolls). I also love buying separate toilet paper rolls to use for wiping prior to flushing.

How to drain toilet for removal

Flush and dump out any remaining water

When you’ve removed the tank, you’ll want to flush and dump out any remaining water in it. The easiest way to do this is to open the drain and flush the remaining water out into the toilet bowl. After you’ve emptied the tank, replace the lid and you’re done!


Save money on toilet paper by buying toilet paper in bulk at Amazon. When you purchase large rolls of toilet paper, you can utilize Amazon’s fast shipping and purchase them at once.

Professional reviewers of Amazon say that it’s the best place to buy toilet paper because it can be wrapped into 10-pack quantities that are guaranteed to be in stock.

Some people use toilet paper rollers for this purpose. You can also buy toilet paper in a different color such as gray or blue that is a nice alternative if you would like more neutral colors.

Draining your toilet into a bucket


The other day I was taking a bath and I looked down into the tub and saw a bunch of black gunk on the bottom of the tub. I looked down into my toilet and saw a bunch of black gunk on the bottom of the toilet.

Quickly climbing into my tub, I removed the entire tank and the toilet from the water. I then began to empty the toilet by turning off the water to the tank and flush the toilet by removing the bowl using only cold, hard water. Water running down into the bowl allows it to drain more quickly than if it was running through the water tank.


Toilet training does not have to be difficult. It can be done by using toilet paper as a protective barrier. Simply seal the bowl that is sitting in front of the toilet, plug the bowl using toilet paper, and you’ll have a whole new environment for training!


Toilet training is not just for modern toilets. Have you ever had a bathroom that was so dirty that you didn’t want to use it anymore? Teaching your dog or cat to respect the toilet will go a long way to helping them stop using yours as well. It may appear difficult at first, but it sure is quick and easy to train.

If you’ve got a modern flat toilet, you can easily modify it to train your dog or cat to respect it. Have you ever had a flushing problem in a very small bathroom, like a bathroom in a bedroom? If so, streaming water from a tiny bowl through an open drain might seem like a solution that can solve the problem.

However, flushing from a very small opening in a large bowl isn’t exactly sanitary. Toilet training will provide a cleaner solution. Both humans and pets can learn to respect the existing plumbing in our homes.

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