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Toilet Installation

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If you like to install toilet yourself click on Toilet installation tips

New Toilet Installation by PLUMBER

Your new toilet installation can save you $60 or $75.

If you would like to install a new toilet call Anta Plumbing, your City of Toronto licensed plumber of choice at 416-231-3331 or e-mail us at to find the model and price that best fits your budget and your style preference.

Our Licensed Plumbers are the experts when it comes to toilet installation, and with every toilet installation the plumber will also check the Plumbing System in your home free of charge.

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Plumbing Tips From Toronto Plumbers

When deciding which toilet best suits your lifestyle, you may want to ask your plumber a series of questions. Here are just a few:

Which make, model, size and colour is your best option?

Smaller, rounded toilets are more compact and easier to fit into smaller spaces; while elongated toilets require more floor space. Both types have pros and cons that make them suitable for both residential and commercial properties.

Most toilets consist of two pieces, a tank and a bowl, which are bolted together when installed. However, you can also find seamless models that combine the bowl and tank into one piece. Toilet designs also vary, so your budget will generally determine your choice.

When determining the right toilet for you, keep in mind that although toilets appear similar, they can differ in length, width, and height. It is very important to make sure that the new toilet lines up with existing drain found on the floor under the base of the toilet. If the drain does not line up it can be costly to fix. Measurements vary between 10" - 12" from the wall; 14" models can generally be obtained by special order.

Don't forget to measure the height of the toilet, especially if there are shelves above the tank. The easiest way to measure, is from the floor to the bottom shelve. This will determine whether you will have to buy a toilet with a lower height.

Here are some other questions to consider when choosing a new toilet:

Are all brands the same?

How many liters of water dose the tank hold, are all flushing systems the same?

How can water that drips from the toilet be prevented?

Will I save money regardless which toilet I buy?

A number of plumbing brands offer a wide range of superior quality toilets with high performance flush systems and 6 liter tanks. Various water-efficient models use as little as about a gallon of water per flush, which results in an average of about 20% less water usage - that means that you may qualify for rebate. Use less water, save money - it pays to conserve water.

Superior flush systems can keep even the busiest toilet virtually clog-free, so plunging can become a thing of the past. Toilet tanks feature inside liners that virtually eliminate excess sweat from the toilet; hence, a dryer floor. Companies that manufacture toilets usually have warranty coverage up to 10 years depending on the toilet, which is also a money saver.

If you need a licensed plumber from Anta Plumbing Inc. to help you install a new toilet, email us at or call the Toronto plumbing office at 416-231-3331, or the Oakville office at 905-332-1230 to book your appointment today. We provide both emergency plumbing services and plumbing by appointment at times that suit you. Call us today and find out about our PROMOTION for this month!

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Toilet installation by licensed Plumber in Toronto

Toilet replacement: older toilets use a tremendous amount of water per flush

There are many reasons to replace your toilet: Maybe it isn't running properly; maybe you want to be environmental friendly and conserve water, or maybe you just want to redecorate. Whatever the reason, Anta Plumbing has a toilet special that can fit into almost every budget, so call Anta Plumbing now @ 416-231-3331 to book your appointment today for your new toilet installation by our licensed plumber, if your toilet:

- is broken

- does not stop running

- isn't working properly

- no longer matches your decor

- is older and uses a tremendous amount of water per flush.


Every family can keep its water bills down - while enjoying the many conveniences of modern equipment - by a regular program of repairs and minor alterations.

Replacing an older toilet with one of the new water-efficient models can reduce water consumption by gallons a day - and you can keep the saving at a maximum using a simple adjustment that controls the length of the flush cycle.

Installing a new toilet from scratch takes a good deal of plumbing expertise, but replacing a damaged or old-fashioned one with an up-to-date model is a job any householder can complete in an afternoon as no major plumbing work is involved.

Toilet Installation Mechanics

The replacement bowl fits over the existing drain pipe and floor flange. The tank can be connected to the existing water supply pipe, even if you are replacing an ancient wall-mounted tank with a modern toilet that has the tank mounted on the rear of the bowl. Water-saving models, built with lower tanks and narrower bowl traps to release about a third less water at each flush, are installed in exactly the same way as the conventional type.

One critical factor in buying a new toilet is the so-called "rough-in distance" from the wall behind the toilet to the center of the drainpipe. Be sure to make this simple measurement carefully; your plumbing supplier will need it to provide a new toilet that will fit into the same space as the one you want to remove. The internal mechanisms of the new tank will already be installed and you will also get the necessary washers, gaskets and hardware for fitting the tank to the bowl. You may need to buy hold-down bolts, for securing the tank to the floor; ask your supplier.

necessary washers, gaskets and hardware for fitting the tank to the bowl. You may need to buy hold-down bolts, for securing the tank to the floor; ask your supplier.

Also, buy a new wax gasket for sealing the bowl to the drainpipe, and a small can of bowl-setting compound to make a watertight seal between bowl and floor.

You will probably need to reroute the water supply pipe to connect it to the tank. This is easily done with flexible connecting pipe. But be sure to ask for a toilet-tank supply pipe; its fittings are different from those for a sink or lavatory.

If the old toilet did not have a shutoff valve, now is the time to buy and install one.

The job requires only a few tools: a spud wrench (or, if you do not have one, a large pipe or monkey wrench), screwdriver, carpenter's level, tape measure and putty knife.

Toilet installation Tips

1. Finding the rough-in distance.

With the old bowl still in place, locate the hold-down bolts that secure the bowl to the floor. Measure from the center of the bolts to the wall behind the bowl. This is the rough-in distance - it determines the exact location of the concealed drai8npipe to the wall. The rough-in distance of the new bowl may be somewhat shorter than that of the old one, but it must never be longer or there will not be enough space for the new fixture.

Toilet installation

2. Removing the tank.

Shut off water supply, flush the toilet and sponge out the remaining water in the tank and bowl. Disconnect the supply pipe by loosening the slip nut at the tank. If the tank is wall-mounted, use a pipe or spud wrench to loosen the slip nuts on the spud pipe. Remove the spud pipe. While a helper supports the tank, unscrew the nuts from the hanger bolts and remove the tank from the wall. If the tank is mounted on the bowl, remove the nuts from the bolts in the upper rim of the bowl. Then lift the tank off the bowl.

Toilet installation - tank

3. Removing the bowl.

Unscrew or pry off the porcelain caps of the floor bolts, and remove the hold-down nuts and washers. Badly corroded nuts may have to be soaked with penetrating oil. To break the seal between the bowl and the floor, grasp the bowl and twist or rock it back and forth. Carefully lift the bowl straight up off the bolts and set it aside. Stuff a rag into the drainpipe opening to keep sewer gas inside the pipe and to prevent debris from falling in. Using a putty knife, scrape away the remnants of the old wax gasket or putty from the floor flange.

Wax gasket for toilet

4. Installing the wax gasket.

With the new bowl upside down, place a wax gasket around the water outlet (called the horn). If the floor flange is recessed below floor level, you will need a wax gasket with a plastic sleeve. Install the gasket with the sleeve facing away from the horn.

5. Installing the new bowl.

Remove the rag from the drainpipe opening. Turn the bowl upright, position it over the floor flange and press down with a twisting motion to tighten the seal between bowl and drainpipe. Use a level to be sure the bowl is not tilted. If necessary, insert shims, improvised from thin sheet metal, under the base of the bowl to make it level and to keep it from rocking. Screw the washers and hold-down nuts onto the floor bolts, which should emerge through the base of the bowl. Do not tighten the nuts or attach the bolt caps yet.

6. Installing a bowl-mounted tank.

Fit the bevelled rubber spud washer around the flush valve opening at the bottom of the tank. Then place the rubber tank cushion over the rear part of the bowl so that the two holes in the cushion align with the bolt openings on each side of the water-inlet hole. The two bolts (cushioned with rubber washers) that you insert through the underside of the tank will fit through these openings when you position the tank over the bowl. Fasten the bolts with nuts and washers where they emerge underneath the bowl rim. Adjust the alignment of the toilet so that the tank is parallel to the wall (they may be a few inches apart). Check the bowl to make sure it is still level and does not rock. Then tighten the hold-down nuts and bolt caps at the base of the bowl. Seal the base to the floor with toilet-bowl setting compound or plaster of paris, trimming away the excess with a putty knife. Attach the seat and cover.

7. Connecting the water supply.

If your new tank is lower or farther from the wall than the old tank, you must readjust the fittings for the supply pipe or install new fittings. To bring the old fittings to the desired level, screw an elbow onto the wall stub-out (if there is an elbow in place, turning it 90 degrees may suffice), then use a threaded nipple to connect a second elbow. Add a nipple and a shutoff valve. Install the flexible supply pipe, connecting the flared end to the ball-cock shuft. Tighten the connections and turn on the water.

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Blocked toilet

Clogged toilet repair. Toilet Plunger

New toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush; older toilets use from 3 to 5 gallons. Newer gravity-flush models increase pressure by maximizing water flow through more efficient hole designs. But even new models can be clogged by toilet paper or solid objects dropped accidentally in.

A minor clog may be removable with the use of a plunger, while more intense toilet drain clogs may be removable with the use of a toilet snake. Toilet plunger will work only if cause of blockage is waste or paper not solid objects. Second option is toilet auger.

Toilet Auger

Clogged toilet repair. Toilet Auger

Use a toilet auger if plunging doesn't clear the clog. Pull the auger's handle up, insert the auger, then crank while pushing down. The auger may push an obstruction through, or it may grab the obstruction so you can then pull it out.

Toilet drain cleaning

Clogged toilet repair. Toilet Drain Cleaning

Check other plumbing fixtures. If something else is clogged, for ex., kitchen sink and shower shows some sighs of backup, you better call professional Plumber. Major blockage in a main sewer line is occurred.

Emergency call 24/7 for any blockages and backups. Call to be assisted at 416 231 3331.

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Toilet flange repair by our licensed Toronto Plumber

Does your bathroom toilet seem to rock back and forth when you sit on it? Have you found yourself cleaning up wastewater on the floor beside the toilet in your bathroom? This can mean that the toilet flange needs repair and one of our specialist licensed plumbers will get the job done for you in no time.

The toilet flange must be level with the floor and in good working order for the best seal possible. It is designed to fit the toilet securely to the bathroom floor. If the flange is off-level one way or the other, up or down, it will not seal your toilet properly, causing discomfort and leaks. If the flange is higher or lower than a quarter inch, you can use toilet flange extenders to level it.

Book an appointment with one of our licensed plumber to make the adjustments and do the required plumbing.

A Flange is part of toilet drain system. You will need to understand basic plumbing structure and mechanics to re-install a flange, but don't fret if you don't know it. Our Toronto plumbers are standing by to help you, so don't hesitate to call us here in Toronto @416-231-3331 or Oakville, Burlington office @905-332-1230 or e-mail us at and book your appointment with us today.

Toronto Plumber Toilet Repair Recommendations Sizes

Most toilets are roughly the same size, but it's still a good idea to measure your existing toilet and tank. Shapes differ, so they may be rounded or elongated. Elongated toilets are great for commercial use.


Most toilets have two pieces (tank plus bowl), however one-piece models are also available. Designs vary.


Water-efficient toilets use less water per flush. That means that you save both the environment and your pocket.Toilet Drain Repairs

Toilet Drain Repairs

Some procedures of toilet drain repair are simple, while there are yet major problems that may need the attention of professionals. Our plumbers are qualified licensed plumbers who have the experience and the expertise to recognize the problem and usually fix it on the spot.

Here are a few Toronto Plumbers tips for some of the simpler prosedures of toilet drain repair.
- Turn off the water source when doing toilet drain repair

- Simply reach down to the left side of the toilet and turn the shut off valve to the right to stop the flow of water

- Slow-moving toilet water is a sign of a toilet that flushes too often into clogged drainpipes and then overflowing. A running toilet will continually run after flushing, consuming vast amounts of water in very little time.

- When your toilet is running remove the lid from the tank and set it aside safely then check, the ball cock or the valve that attaches to the float; if you find water, running from the valve it needs replacement and if you need help our plumber is the one to call 416-231-3331

- If your toilet is running constantly, remove the lid from the tank and set it aside safely.Check, the ball cock or the valve that attaches to the float; if you find water, running from the valve it needs replacement. If you are not confident that you can fix it yourself, be sure to contact a professional plumber.

- If there is no leak in the valve, you should check the rubber flap at the bottom of the tank. Simply press down gently and see if the water flow stops; if it does, the flap will need replacing and our licensed plumber is equipped to do the job.

- Check the chain that attaches the flapper to the handle, as sometimes the problem is fixable by adjusting or replacing the chain.

- Toilet leaking? Find the area that needs repair by adding just a small drop of food coloring to water in the tank.
Depending on the toilet drain problem, you can do this yourself, or you can hire our plumber to help your with toilet drain repairs.

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