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When I moved into my first place, I couldn't believe how dirty everything was all the time. I found myself dusting and mopping continuously, only to deal with a fresh layer of grime later. After awhile, I realized that the problem was blowing straight out of my air ducts. My ventilation lines were so dirty that it was spreading grime through my house every single time the air clicked on. Fortunately, I called an HVAC contractor who was able to clean my vents to a gleaming shine. I know how big of a difference cleaning up your ventilation system can make, which is why I want to spread the word.

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How To Replace That Vintage Pink Toilet In Your Bathroom With A Modern White One

Rick Wells

If you recently bought a home that was built in the 1960s and it came with an ugly, pink vintage toilet installed in the bathroom, then you will be pleased to learn that you can easily replace it with a more modern white one. Even if you have never removed and replaced a toilet before, you can easily complete this project using the following procedure:

Step 1: Turn Off the Toilet's Water

To replace your old toilet, you first need to turn off its water. Behind your toilet is a water line. To turn off the water, simply turn the water line's handle to the left. 

Step 2: Drain All of the Water from the Toilet Bowl and Toilet Tank

Once the toilet's water has been turned off, then you need to flush the toilet a few times to drain out all of its water from the toilet bowl and the toilet tank.

Step 3: Remove the Toilet

Once the toilet is drained, then you need to unscrew the water line at the back. Using a wrench, remove the two anchoring bolts on the bottom that keep the toilet in place on your bathroom's floor. Once you have removed the bolts, lift the toilet straight up to remove it.

Step 4: Replace the Old Wax Seal

Using a paint scraper or large screwdriver, scrape off the old wax seal from the toilet's drain pipe. Dispose of the old wax seal in your household trash. Place a new wax seal in place on top of the drain pipe. 

Step 5: Install the New Toilet

Place the new toilet onto the wax seal and over the mounting bolts that are sticking up from the floor. Tighten the bolts in place using a wrench. Do not overtighten the bolts or you risk breaking the new toilet.

Step 6: Turn On the Toilet's Water

Once the new toilet is in place, attach its water line, turn on the water, and flush the new toilet a few times. Look at the water line attachment and the floor drain to make sure nothing is leaking. 

Step 7: Install a New Toilet Seat

Finally, the last step in replacing your home's ugly pink toilet is to install a new seat on the new toilet. Installing the toilet seat is an easy procedure. Simply place the new seat into place and gently screw together the two attachment screws at the back. It is important that you do not use any tools and only attach the screws so they are hand tightened. If you screw on the new toilet seat too tight, then you risk cracking the new toilet.

To learn more, contact a company like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning.


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