Step 7: Finishing Touches

Toilet
Photo: David Carmack
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Position the seat assembly over the bowl, then insert the plastic bolts through the seat back and the bowl's seat holes; tighten the nuts by hand.

Turn on the main supply line, open the stop valve, and allow the tank to fill. Flush six times. Check for leaks.
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    Tools List

    • propane torch
      Propane torch
    • striker
      Striker,
      to light torch
    • tubing cutter
      Tubing cutters
    • tube bender
      Tubing benders
    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench or open-end wrenches
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • hack saw
      Hacksaw
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • hand saw
      Handsaw,
      or inside pipe cutter
    • two-foot level
      Level
    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • utility knife
      Utility knife

    Shopping List

    1. TOILET BOWL AND TANK

    2. WAX RING

    3. WIRE-BRUSH PIPE CLEANER

    4. TEFLON PASTE pipe dope

    5. PVC PRIMER

    6. PVC CEMENT

    7. FLUX

    8. WAX RINGS with and without integrated rubber gasket

    9. CHROMED BRASS SUPPLY LINE

    10. CLOSET BOLTS, WASHERS, AND NUTS

    11. STOP VALVE

    12. LEAD-FREE SOLDER

    13. CLOSET BOLT CAPS

    14. NO. 10 1 -INCH STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS

    15. STAINLESS STEEL WASHERS for shimming

    16. TANK BOLTS WITH WASHERS AND NUTS

    17. SEAT ASSEMBLY

    18. SMALL BUCKET

    19. RAGS