Quick Tip of the Day – Fixing a leaky toilet

Quick Tip of the Day – Fixing a leaky toilet
Quick Tip of the Day – Fixing a leaky toilet

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!!

 

Dripping came from here

Tightened this – happy potty!