Leaky Toilet

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A leaky toilet makes an irritating sound but also wastes dozens and dozens of gallons of water everyday.

The culprit most often is the rubber flapper at the bottom of the tank. Over time they can crack or become deformed so they don’t seal as well as they should. A replacement is only a few dollars and the fix just a few minutes.

First, turn off the water supply and empty the tank by flushing it. Remove the old flapper by unsnapping it where it is hinged at the base of the tower. You’ll also have to disconnect its chain from the flush lever.

The new flapper snaps right back in its place and its chain is then attached to the flush lever so there’s little or no slack when the flap is closed. Then turn back on the water supply and you’re done.

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  • Cheryl Barbata Says:
    April 1st, 2017 at 11:59 am

    My lawn has LOTS of weeds, I get yet another new variety every year. Should I still be mulching when mowing?



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    October 12th, 2015 at 7:21 am

    So I have kentucky blue grass and over the last 5 years what I thought was crab grass I think is fescue grass, and I have some strands of it and I have big clumps of it. So I started at the suggestion of Scotts lawn service spraying the clumps which has made my lawn incredibly ugly but it seems to be all through my lawn so I am going to have someone take out the lawn. But do I need to spray my whole lawn with round up if I am going to have them dig it out and start over? And how do I try and prevent this grass from getting into my new grass? One of my neighbors does nothing for weeds or never uses fertilizer and her whole front lawn is this fescue grass but she still waters it and I don’t want it back in my lawn. Any suggestions?



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    May 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I have a poa-annal (weeds) infesting my yard, used a pre-emergent. How can I get rid of them?


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Leaky Toilet