If you want to save on your water usage at home significantly, installing a dual flush toilet is a very effective way of doing so. Just as its name suggests, a dual flush toilet comes with two options for flushing your toilet. Each option uses different amounts of water. The toilet uses less amounts of water to flush the liquid waste and more water to flush solid waste. This, in the end, saves you a lot of water when compared to the regular toilets that use the same amount of water when flushing either liquid or solid waste.
If you are wondering whether you can install this toilet all by yourself or you need a plumber, the installation process is not so different from that of installing a regular toilet. I have an upcoming project of installing dual toilets, and I will share with you a step-by-step process about how you can install a dual flush toilet. By following the simple process that I will detail for you below, you can be able to successfully install the toilet on your own. However, if you are not sure that you can do it all by yourself, seek the help of a plumber.
First thing: Pick the right toilet
The first step that is equally very important is to choose the right quality dual flush toilet. Do a research on the best toilets that the market has to offer and go for the best according to your budget. Take up measurements of the place where the toilet will sit. Take the measurement of the distance from the bolts that pin the toilet to the floor to the wall behind the toilet.
In addition, measure the size and shape of the base where the old toilet previously sat to ensure that the one you will pick covers that area completely without leaving any unpleasant marks.
Second thing: Remove the old toilet
Here, the first thing that you should do is turn off the water supply by turning off the water valve that is located behind the toilet. Flush all the remaining water repeatedly or use a vacuum to suction any water that might have remained.
Detach the water supply hose and the tank from the toilet bowl. In addition, remove all the bolts that pin the toilet to the floor and then disconnect it. Use a dolly to get the old toilet out of your house because they are quite heavy.
Third thing: Install your new dual flush toilet
Ensure that you follow all the manufacturer’s instructions when doing the installation because failure to do that may compromise the quality of the entire installation process. However, most of the new dual flush toilets have similar installation steps.
First, you have to install the new toilets gasket. Secondly, install the offset adapter and then place the toilet in the right position and secure it with bolts. Attach the tank to the toilet bowl, connect the water supply and put some silicon at the base of the toilet to prevent any water leakage. Lastly, connect the water line back and your toilet is ready for use. Once all that is done, you can now go ahead and enjoy using the bathroom while saving water at the same time.