How Do You Replace The Float Valve In A Toilet Tank?

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When a toilet float valve goes bad, that means that the tank can no longer retain water between flushes. As a result, the toilet is constantly running, which wastes a lot of water and can drive up utility bills. Replacing the float valve is a simple home repair that requires just a few few tools and about a half hour of the handyman's time. Shut off the toilet's water supply by turning the valve handle located behind the toilet. Lift the lid off the toilet tank and set it aside. Flush the toilet so that all the water runs out of the tank. Use a sponge to sop up any extra water that remains in the tank. Lay a towel down on the floor at the base of the back of the toilet. The towel will soak up any water that leaks out of the toilet during the process. Use a pair of pliers to disconnect the hose running from the wall to the toilet tank. Disconnect the hose at the tank end by loosening the plastic nut connecting the hose to the tank. Switch to a crescent wrench. Use the wrench to loosen ... more
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