Toilet Repair projects
Parts of a Toilet
Toilets have moving parts, and moving parts wear out or break. If your toilet won’t stop running, try repairing or replacing these key…
Toilet Seat Replacement
How to replace a toilet seat when the bolts won’t come off. Tricks and techniques to get the job done quickly and easily.
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How to Improve Toilet Performance
Fight back against toilets that don’t flush. Learn the pros and cons of “gravity flush,” “pressure assist” and…
Toilet Seat Repair: Keep Your Seat Tight
Tighten a loose or wiggly toilet seat with inexpensive rubber bushings and seat stabilizers. It’s a 15-minute fix that’ll last for…
How to Repair a Leaking Toilet
Fix the 4 most common causes of leaks under the toilet. With the right parts it’s easier (and cheaper) than you think.
How to Clean a Sluggish Toilet
If you have hard water, mineral deposits can accumulate in the rinse holes around the rim of the toilet, causing a weak flush. The fix is…
Signs of Poorly Vented Plumbing Drain Lines
Solution to a bubbling toilet and sudden water level changes in the toilet bowl. Both indicate an air-venting problem in the drain system.
Replacing a Rotted Floor Under the Toilet
Minor wood rot around a toilet flange doesn’t always mean you have to replace the subfloor. Solve the problem with a metal flange support…
How to Replace a Toilet
Whether you’re installing a better-flushing toilet or resetting the old one after remodeling, these tips will help you do it faster and…
How to Caulk a Toilet to a Floor
A master plumber shares his secrets for setting toilets on tile floors. The key is getting a good caulk seal between the toilet and the floor,…
Fix a Running Toilet and Toilet Flapper
If you’ve tried a new flapper to fix your running toilet and it still runs don’t give up hope. Here’s a fix that’s sure…