As long as you can connect your toilet to an existing branch of the soil pipe, installing your new toilet is not that difficult. If you are adding a new toilet in another part of your home however, you should employ a qualified plumber to connect into the main soil pipe.
Always unpack and inspect your new toilet before ripping out your old one to check for faults, cracks or missing parts.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and assemble the flush mechanism and insert it into the cistern. Where necessary, make sure you include the rubber sealing rings.
Place the large rubber gasket into the flush entrance of the pan. Then using the large metal and rubber washer supplied with your toilet, insert the long fixing bolts through the holes in the bottom of the cistern. Carefully lift the cistern onto the pan ensuring the fixing bolts thread through the holes in the pan. The threaded section of the flush mechanism goes through the rubber gasket on the flush entrance of the pan. Fit washers to the connecting nuts and tighten the wing nuts. Make sure these nuts are secure but do not over tighten them.
Check that there are no cables or pipes beneath the fixing points you wish to use. An electronic detector will help you identify the location of any pipes or cables. Put the new toilet in place by sliding the pan outlet into the flexible connector attached to the soil pipe. Using a little silicone grease can help to ease it on if it is a tight fit.
Drill some pilot holes into the floor at the fixing points. Then, put plastic protective inserts through the holes in the base of the pan and insert the retaining screws through them and into the floor. Add rubber washers before you tighten the nuts. If your new toilet has fixing holes in the back, attach it to the wall by drilling and plugging.
Use a push fit tap connector to connect the supply pip for the cold water feed to the back of your cistern.
All that is left to do is; again, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to fit the hinge assembly to the toilet seat. Use the screws supplied to attach the toilet seat to the pan by securing them through the holes at the back. Then simply adjust the seat to sit in the correct position.