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Old 02-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #16
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Toilet - replace flapper and float?


I just opened the package and am reading the instructions . . . this looks really complicated and has 18 steps to follow, so I've decided to do this tomorrow rather than starting this late in the day, especially if I find out I need something and have to run to hardware store.

Is it in fact easier than the instructions appear?

One thing I don't understand from instructions is that it says to determine the type of water supply connection from a chart - and it shows metal/copper flared tubing, metal flanged tubing, metal spiral tubing, and vinyl/braided connector - does that mean the connection under the tank or inside?

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Easiest explanation here. Pardon the caps lock, used it in order to express the instruction clearly.

SHUT OFF WATER FROM VALVE BEHIND TOILET.
FLUSH TOILET AND HOLD HANDLE DOWN UNTIL WATER STOPS FLOWING. (this will remove MOST water in the tank)
PLACE TOWEL UNDER THE SIDE OF TOILET THAT HAS THE WATER SUPPLY LINE RUNNING TO IT. (use shopvac or wadded up paper towel to remove remaining water in tank)
UNSCREW HOSE FROM UNDERSIDE OF TANK.
UNSCREW THE BIG PLASTIC NUT ON UNDER SIDE OF TANK HOLDING FLOAT/FILL ASSEMBLY IN PLACE.
UNSCREW THE NUT ON THE INSIDE OF THE TANK ON THE SHAFT OF THE FLOAT/FILL ASSEMBLY (this may not be necessary).
REMOVE FLOAT/FILL ASSEMBLY.
INSTALL NEW ASSEMBLY IN THE REVERSE ORDER.

Flapper is very easy, just follow the instructions.

DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN NUT THAT IS AGAINST THE TANK OR YOU WILL CRACK IT.

Hope this helps, ENJOY!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #18
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Easiest explanation here. Pardon the caps lock, used it in order to express the instruction clearly.

SHUT OFF WATER FROM VALVE BEHIND TOILET.
FLUSH TOILET AND HOLD HANDLE DOWN UNTIL WATER STOPS FLOWING. (this will remove MOST water in the tank)
PLACE TOWEL UNDER THE SIDE OF TOILET THAT HAS THE WATER SUPPLY LINE RUNNING TO IT. (use shopvac or wadded up paper towel to remove remaining water in tank)
UNSCREW HOSE FROM UNDERSIDE OF TANK.
UNSCREW THE BIG PLASTIC NUT ON UNDER SIDE OF TANK HOLDING FLOAT/FILL ASSEMBLY IN PLACE.
UNSCREW THE NUT ON THE INSIDE OF THE TANK ON THE SHAFT OF THE FLOAT/FILL ASSEMBLY (this may not be necessary).
REMOVE FLOAT/FILL ASSEMBLY.
INSTALL NEW ASSEMBLY IN THE REVERSE ORDER.

Flapper is very easy, just follow the instructions.

DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN NUT THAT IS AGAINST THE TANK OR YOU WILL CRACK IT.

Hope this helps, ENJOY!


Hey, I like your instructions better - makes it seem MUCH easier!

Thanks, hope I can do it with no problems!
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I usually adjust the fluid master to around 12" befofore installing,seems about right for most toilets.
Hold the top of tube and float then spin the bottem till the number 12 shows ,you can fine tune it from there bt squeezing the clip on the stainless steel rod and sliding it up or down.
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Everytime you look at a set of instructions it ALWAYS makes it seem overly complicated.

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