Mar
21

How to Install Toilets: The Champion 4 Toilet

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Did you know that there is a special socket wrench which provided with every Champion 4 toilet?  It is a whole lot easier to install the toilet that Loews Hotels engineering director described as “a quantum leap” over their existing toilets to the USA Today travel editor.

With this wrench you don’t need to put your hands into the tight area between the toilet and the wall, and you can get enough torque to tighten down the tank to the bowl properly.

The socket wrench is included in the bag with the nuts and the gasket. It looks like a long metal tube and one end of the “tube” has a hexagonal shape to fit the nuts.  The other end has a hole through it. The washers are attached to the nuts, so there is only one part instead of two.

Professor Toilet fun fact: That’s how they change tires so quickly in the pits at NASCAR—the bolt ends on the wheels are “blinded” so that the nuts get started on them more easily. The Professor appreciates good toilet learnings from NASCAR.

Simply put the nut into the hexagonal end of the socket wrench, stick it into the blind end of the bolt, and start turning.  Twist the socket wrench (it’s very easy to hold) until the nut is finger tight. Do the same on the other side of the tank.

Once the nuts are finger-tight on both sides, use a standard Phillips head screwdriver through the hole at the other end of the socket wrench and use the screwdriver to get torque to tighten the nut down all the way. For best results, don’t rush through the process. Tighten partly on one side, then the other, and so forth, so as to tighten the tank down equally on both sides.  This tightens down the tank without difficulty. Then all that’s left to do is enjoy your new Champion 4 toilet.

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