Posts from 2017-06-09

DIY - How To Install A New Float In A Toilet

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Toilet Floats Made Easy

 

If you read our earlier post, “How To Fix A Leaking Toilet,” you may have come to the conclusion that a faulty float is to blame for that annoying sound and those high water bills.

A float has a simple job – regulate the water levels in the tank after each flush. But over time, the float sustains normal wear and tear that prevents it from completing this very important task.

Fortunately, this is an easy repair that most DIYers will be comfortable doing. But, if you aren’t quite sure what you’re doing, read this post for detailed instructions on how to replace the culprit.

 

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DIY - How To Fix A Leaking Toilet

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DIY - How To Fix A Leaking Toilet

Leaking toilets are not just an inconvenience, they unnecessarily increase your water bills and lead to extra wear and tear. Fortunately, they are relatively simple to fix, and the repair can be made by anyone who is willing to try a few DIY steps.

In general, there are two main reasons that a toilet will leak: a flaw with the ballcock assembly, or a problem with the flapper. In this article we will discuss a few different things you can try to determine what exactly is causing the leak, and what you can do to fix it.

A basic pair of slip-joint pliers is the only tool you will need to complete this, and you’ll want to pick up a couple inexpensive materials including a ballcock assembly and a flapper. 

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