Your toilet is one of the indispensable fixtures you have in your home. And in truth, it is also one of those that you have to take care of. Without proper use, cleaning and maintenance, it will surely give you a lot of headache. For instance, using it as a trashcan will eventually cause it to clog. But do you know that aside from the bowl itself, the tank also needs care and upkeep? It is made up of parts that may get damaged over time and when that happens, the toilet won’t function properly anymore. To be able to repair toilets, you have to also know how it works and get familiar with its parts. And that’s what I want to talk about today.
“The toilet is one of the simplest mechanical items in your home, and with a basic understanding of how it works, you can fix it yourself. Here are the main working parts of a toilet and some common problems, how to identify them, and a solution. Being able to properly diagnose a problem will get you well on your way to making the repair.” (See full article here.)
Now that you’re familiar with the parts of the toilet tank, you should then learn how to perform do-it-yourself repairs and replacement. Sometimes, there are damages that require a simple part replacement. But if that won’t work, then you should consider getting a new tank or a new toilet per se. So let me share with you this awesome guide on replacing tank parts. Here it is:
HOW TO REBUILD A TOILET TANK
Turn off the water to the toilet tank by turning off the toilet stop or closet stop, which is by the base. Keep turning the handle clockwise until it shuts off. Drain the tank by pushing the handle down and holding it until the water goes all the way down. Hold the handle until no more water goes down the hole. There will still be about 1 inch of water in the tank. Wipe all the water out using a sponge.
Use a small adjustable wrench to disconnect the toilet stop nut (Image 1). Disconnect the tank from the bowl by removing the bolts found inside the bottom of the tank. Using a large screwdriver to support the head on the bolt, then turn the nut under the tank with an adjustable wrench (Image 2) until it is possible to remove the entire bolt from the tank. Repeat the process on all the bolts.
I hope that you find this Tracy plumber’s handbook on the parts of a toilet tank useful. If DIY plumbing fails, then just find local Tracy plumbing experts in San Joaquin County CA! Plumbers 911 California delivers top-notch Tracy plumbing services including toilet repair! Call them at 800-731-1139 and we’ll send out our crew immediately!
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