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10 Most Common Types of Plumbing Repair Issues- How To Fix
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10 Most Common Types of Plumbing Repair Issues - How To Fix


There are multiple different types of plumbing repair issues that can pop up in the average residential home. Most are common plumbing problems that plumbing companies experience on a day-to-day basis. Some of these issues are an easy fix, others might require a licensed, bonded, & Insured plumber. Doing the repairs youself could save you tons of money and prepare you for problems that might not be that easy. This DIY plumbing article/blog contains the most common types of plumbing problems and how to fix them yourself. The video contains similar instructions but not all listed in this article.

1. How To Fix a Toilet That Won't Stop Running (DIY):

Step 1. Flush out the fill valve by removing the valve top after shutting the water off. Lift the arm up and rotate the top of it 1/8 turn counterclockwise. Cover the opening with an inverted cup. Hold the cup above the opening and turn back on the water supply. Turn the water off and on a few times to clear debris. Replace top when you are done by engaging lugs and rotating 1/8 turn clockwise. Note: If the valve will not turn off after flushing the toilet it is possible that the seal is cracked or defective. If this is the case, replace the seal.

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Step 2. Check the flapper. If the flapper is not creating a strong seal around the flush whole the water could be seaping through it causing the float valve to keep letting more water in. Most of the time the flapper is the problem and is a cheap and easy fix.

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Required Tools for this Project

Having the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you startwill help you save time and frustration.

  • Pliers (Costs about $9.88 dollars for a set that contains both cutting pliers and regular pliers)
  • cutting pliers and rubber gloves

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Toilet flapper (Costs about $5 - $10 dollars and easy to find at places like home depot)
  • Replacement fill valve (Cost about $10 - $30 dollars depending on your toilet type)

(DIY) Video Footage - Fix a Toilet That Won't Stop Running

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