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  • Sick Of The Toilet Running?

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    We all hate it, and dread that awkward situation when the toilet won't flush, or worse, will start to overflow. Here ares some tips and advice for making sure your toilet is in good condition, and the things you can do yourself to make sure all the parts are working properly:

    Funny things, toilets. More than most household appliances, we want them to be there for us when we need them, and any other time, they’re the last thing we want to think about. But they can act up. And when they do — as this first installment of PDIY will demonstrate — it’s really no cause for panic.

    Your toilet’s running.
    Either constantly, or else it’s coming to life every few minutes for no apparent reason. Either way, it’s wasting water and it’s annoying.

    “Usually, what you’ll find is the fill valve is defective,” says John Carver, Lakewood home repair specialist. It might be possible to repair it. “But it’s usually cheaper just to replace the valve. And you can do this easily.”

    A new, cup-float type fill valve usually is the answer.

    Carver recommends the popular FluidMaster 400A model. It comes in a complete kit with detailed, easy-to- follow instructions. Carver says they work in 95 percent of the toilets he’s seen.

    Or the flapper may not be sealing properly.


    This is also pretty simple to fix by replacing the inexpensive flapper part.

    However, flappers come in many different shapes and sizes. Carver recommends that you remove your flapper and take it with you to the hardware store to be sure you get the correct replacement.

    Read more at Cleveland

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