How to Pull a Toilet

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Follow these steps to remove your toilet:

  1. Shut off the water to the toilet by turning the water valve off
  2. Flush the toilet to get as much water out of it as possible
  3. Take the lid off and continue to drain as much water as possible out of the tank and the bowl
  4. Use a wet/dry shop vacuum to remove the excess water from the tank and toilet bowl, so that when you pull the toilet, it won’t make a mess
  5. Undo the water line that connects the water supply to the tank
  6. Take the cap covers and then the nuts off of the two bolts that hold the toilet down
  7. Rock the toilet a bit, lift it up, and remove it

If you don’t want to pull your toilet yourself or you are not having success with it, call Garvin’s and we will help you.