Have a leaking toilet? Fixing it is easier than you think. Watch our easy solution to a leaky toilet in 60 Simple Seconds.
Finding water all over your bathroom floor from a leaky toilet is never a good situation. Fortunately, fixing the leak is only a few flushes away. One of the most common causes of a leaky toilet is the wax ring that sits between the toilet and the drain. Replacing a leaky wax ring is a quick DIY job that should be done when you first notice the leak. Watch this episode of 60 Simple Seconds for a quick look at how to replace a wax ring and fix that leaky toilet.
This project should take about half an hour; you will use tools you probably have in your DIY toolbox. As for cost, there are a few types of wax rings, but a basic one typically costs less than $5.
Turn off the water supply.
Flush the toilet.
Remove the remaining water with a cup.
Disconnect the water supply from the tank.
Remove the nuts and lift the toilet out of the workspace.
Remove the old wax ring and any excess wax.
Slide out and replace the closet bolts.
Place and center a new wax ring.
Reposition the toilet and secure all nuts.
Reconnect the water supply. Turn on the water. Check for leaks.
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