valve, located in the middle of the toilet, includes
the overflow tube and the hole where water enters the
bowl when the toilet is flushed – the hole that's
covered by the rubber tank ball or flapper. This
assembly includes a large rubber washer that, over
time, can become worn or stiff, causing leaks.
hole in the
assembly itself can become corroded, preventing a good
seal and allowing water to drip into the bowl. If any of
these conditions exist in your toilet, it's time to
replace the flush valve assembly.
A ballcock basically is a toilet's only mechanical part.
It has a number of moving components that can wear out or
break. When that happens, you'll need to replace the
ballcock. It's not a difficult job...
Fixing a Leaky Floatcup
A floatcup assembly is the part of your toilet that seals
the opening between the tank and the toilet bowl. When the
toilet is flushed, a rubber tank ball or flapper lifts out
of the way and water rushes into the bowl...
Making Minor Adjustments
Toilets get used a lot, and sometimes they simply get out
of adjustment. If your toilet is gurgling and seems to be
losing water unnecessarily, try some minor adjustments
before replacing any parts...