Toilet

How to replace a toilet

Replacing a toilet is not a job for the weak of stomach. Removing the old toilet can be a gruesome task but doing it yourself can definitely save you money. You should plan on leaving the day open for this task, but it can take a little as a half day to replace your toilet. The diagram to the left shows the parts of a toilet. The most important thing before purchasing your new toilet is to measure the distance from the rearmost bowl hold-down bolts to the finished wall behind the toilet. This is called the “toilet’s rough-in”. If … Continue reading

Clogged Toilet

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Clogged toilets are never fun to deal with! One great tip, if you flush the toilet and the water almost over flows, DO NOT FLUSH a second time! Instead, you should quickly remove the tank lid and push the tank ball down to close the flush valve. When water starts to overflow in your toilet bowl it means there is a blockage in the toilet or drain line. You will know if the clog is in the drain line if the bathroom sink is also backed up. If other drains  in the house are backing up, the problem is likely … Continue reading

Fix Running Toilet

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How to fix a running toilet is one of the easier plumbing issues. If you are tired of constantly having to jiggle the handle and worried that the extra running water is adding up on your water bill, read below on how to fix a running toilet. You would be shocked to find out how much water a running toilet can waste! Would you believe two gallons of water per minute, and a toilet leak can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month. Take the top of the tank off and check if the chain that is connected … Continue reading