|Fig.1 Toilet stop valve|
Supplies and Tools:
Fluidmaster® Toilet Bowl Fill Valve
Sometime ago, Mr. Emmet James called me to see if I could repair his toilet. I asked him what was wrong with it. He stated the the toilet was running all over the house. It's an old joke, but toilets do run and then use up lots of water which adds to your monthly bill. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons or 260 liters of water a day and that could be as much as $50 in a month.
This post shows five steps on replacing a toilet bowl fill valve.
Step 1: Upper right fig.1 shows the stop valve needs to be turned off. This stop valve does not have any fill lines or copper tubes coming from it, but if the water was turned on it would flow and flood the bathroom.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the toilet bowl fill valve place a water pail underneath the toilet fill line. This is done to prevent water from leaking on the floor. Now, unscrew the old water fill valve and place it in the trash can.
|Fig.2 Toilet bowl |
|Fig.3 Bowl fill valve|
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