I just saved us a nice plumber’s bill for about 2 minutes of work! Our downstairs toilet was dripping, and I was sure it would be easy to fix, so I didn’t want to call in a plumber for that.
I put my radio knowledge to work! Just trace your way through the air chain, so to speak, until you uncover the problem. I noticed that water was dripping off the valve. Knowing about gravity (go, Barron Area School District!), and knowing that water drips down, I felt the small pipe that goes from the valve up to the tank. Said pipe was wet, but hey, look at that, there’s a nut thingie holding the pipe to the tank! About half a turn on the nut with my fingers, and the dripping stopped! Go me!!