How To Fix A Leaking Toilet

how to fix a leaking toilet
how to fix a leaking toilet

How to fix a leaking toilet can be a mysteries but also rewarding thing. A running toilet can drive you crazy but we will decipher the difference between water running constantly or cycling on and off. I will assist and help you to be able to fix and stop most leaks.

Where To Get Parts And Advice On How To Fix A Leaking Toilet.

Hardware stores and home centers carry just about every part you will ever need for your repairs. Some even have diy how to fix a leaking toilet work shops or how do i fix a leaking tap and heaps of others too. The home handy man is ever increasing and with the pricing of tradies rising all the time.We can see why so many people are trying things out themselves. As long as one know’s their limits and don’t exceed them. It’s not worth doing things that can make things dangerous to themselves or to others. It is not worth the few dollars you have saved by hurting someone else.

One Way A Toilet Can Leak

One way a toilet can leak is by the toilet flapper that fails to seal. If water from the tank leaks around the flapper and into the bowl the flapper is faulty and needs replacing. How to test for a leaking flapper is a simple test. So watch the video or follow my step by step guide.


To repair the flapper, first switch off the water supply valve underneath of the toilet (or the main supply if the valve leaks!). Flush the toilet to empty out most of the water and unhook the original flapper. Purchase a new flapper of the same type and install it as per the instructions on the package. Hook the flapper chain onto the flush lever arm so there’s a tiny bit of slack when the flapper is closed. If you have too  much slack in the chain by the time you turn the handle the flapper wont lift off the seat.
In the case that the flapper doesn’t leak and the water still runs inspect the fill tube linked with the overflow pipe

how to fix a leaking toilet
how to fix a leaking toilet

The tip should really be above the water line.

how to fix a leaking toilet
how to fix a leaking toilet

 

If the end is under water, cut back the water height by adjusting the fill valve and inspect the fill valve for visible symptoms of wear and test the float.

how to fix a leaking toilet
how to fix a leaking toilet

If the float is wrongly adjusted, the tank water level can rise above the overflow pipe and drain into it. Repair the old fill valve if it doesn’t completely shut off or it interferes with the float-arm operation.

Install a new “float valve”-style fill valve as shown

how to fix a leaking toilet
how to fix a leaking toilet

 

. Adjust the float as stated by the package instructions to establish the appropriate water level or check out replacing a float valve on a leaking toilet. Finish the installation by attaching the flapper chain to the flush lever as described above. Turn on the water and check for any leaks.

Conclusion:

Knowing how to fix your own leaking toilet can save you money over the long term and also gives you job satisfaction to complete it your self. There is a few different moving parts with a leaking toilet but learning how to process of elimination to find out what part is leaking and needs fixing is all it takes to become a pro. Check this out here if want to learn how to replace the fill valve on a toilet

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