Originally Posted by Iggy
Did you remove the toilet and do it from the bottom?
I have seen it done from the top in a few minutes.
Check Youtube for video.
yup. used 1/2 wrench to remove toilet and flip upside down on bed of truck. wearing a elbow length rubber glove, reach thru hole and pulled seal out. The flapper has enough slop in the pressure spring that I could seat the seal underneath the flapper first, then the rest.
The valve comes out via two screws, both right there on the valve. This from the outside. The new valve slips right in.
Before flipping the toilet back over, I put a new seal on the bottom. Set it back on the flange, tightened and done.