In this DIY plumbing repair section we’ll be discussing toilets. There will be a list of symptoms in question form.
You can click on the questions to be redirected to a list of possible problems causing this symptom;
questions such as “Why is my toilet tank leaking” or “Why does my toilet come on by itself.”
Each problem will have a brief description and a link to a separate post that will explain step by step how to make the repair.
A list of tools and materials required will be provided. A video will be at the end of each post.
We’ll begin this DIY series with a post that explains the inner workings of the humble toilet.
We hope this section will be helpful.
How a toilet works
How a toilet works can be difficult to explain. In the following link you’ll have the inner workings explained.
A master plumber relates this with pictures and a video. Simply click the picture below to be redirected to the post.
How To Replace A toilet
Click on the image below for a DIY guide to replace your toilet. Step by step instructions are given.
Hyperlinks to more detailed instructional pages with pictures and videos are as well.
How to replace a flapper
Learning how to replace a flapper can save you money from both the water department & the plumber.
It’s a repair that takes about 5 minutes. So please read on by clicking the photo below.
How To replace a fill valve
Replacing a fill valve in your toilet is part of general home plumbing maintenance.
But if you’ve never done it before it can be scary. This DIY post should help.
Click on the image below & begin taking charge of your home maintenance needs.
How to replace a flush valve
If you need to replace your flush valve I’d recommend you think about it. When you have a quality toilet it’s worth the work and investment.
If the it’s older I’d prefer to see you replace it with a newer high efficiency model. If you feel it’s worth the investment then click the image below.
In this DIY plumbing repair section we’ll be discussing water heaters. As in the previous DIY section you can click on
the images below to be redirected to a post with step by step repair instructions. At the end of each post will be a
video to help supplement the instructional posts. Questions such as “Why is my water heater not working” and “Why
won’t my water heater pilot light stay lit” will be addressed.
How to replace a water heater thermocouple
When you’re asking yourself “Why isn’t my gas water heater working” the most common answer is a you need a
water heater thermocouple replacement. Carbon build up and age take a toll on a thermocouple. And while this has
been traditionally a simple repair, the newer model water heaters in the past 15 years have a closed burner chamber
that makes the repair more difficult. By clicking on the picture below you’ll be redirected to a step by step
instructional post. At the end there will be a video that also shows you how to replace a water heater thermocouple.