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Re: Toliet

Posted By: Rick in VA
Tuesday, 6 February 2001, at 9:14 a.m.

In Response To: Toliet (JoAnn)

Your toilet fill shut-off valve is probably wearing out. You can go to a hardware store and for @ 8-10 dollars buy a toilet repair kit.

Turn off the water at the fill line under the tank, flush the toilet and remove as much water as possible from the tank, replace the "guts" of the toilet following the instructions on the rebuild kit. It's a good idea to replace the flapper valve at the same time as it usually fails soon after the shut off valve. (I use latex gloves to do this because the water soaked rubber tends to stain your hands)

Once all the parts are in, turn on the water and be sure to check for leaks.

It should take less than 30 minutes for the first time you ever do this.

Good luck!

Rick

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