Measure your toilet fixture for compatibility
Element fits nearly all standard Round and Elongated toilets, including most one-piece and curved toilet fixtures.
1. Measure the distance between the bolt holes. The space must be between 5¼ inches and 8 inches.
2. Measure the distance from the center of the bolt holes to the toilet tank to ensure proper clearance. There must be at least ¾ inch of clearance.
Do you have a flexible water supply line?
Check the line that connects the toilet tank to the water shut off valve at the wall. If it is a rigid pipe, you may need to purchase a flexible hose to replace it before installing your Element. Flexible hoses can be found online or at your local hardware store.
To ensure a correct hose sizing, measure from the water supply valve at the wall to the fill valve under the toilet tank, then add 4” to make sure it’s long enough.
Can you access the fill valve under the toilet tank?
Some modern toilets have sleek designs intended to cover and camouflage plumbing connections, which can make a standard Element installation difficult. For this, we recommend using our Alternate T-valve (please contact us and we will send one to you, free of charge).
** Make sure you can at least access the water supply valve. The Alternate T-valve connects to the water supply valve at the wall, instead of the fill valve under the toilet tank. **
A Phillips head or standard screwdriver may be needed to remove the existing toilet seat and a standard wrench may be needed for loosening tight water supply connections.
The provided teflon tape can be helpful in creating a watertight seal between plumbing connections.