How to Replace the Supply Line to a Toilet

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The supply line to a toilet can become corroded or blocked, requiring replacement. Replace the supply lines to your toilet with advice from a professional plumber in this free video.

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I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing, Murray, Utah. Here we're going to show you how to replace the supply line going to your toilet. So, the first thing you want to is shut off your valve and drain the tank. You can use your sponge, some kind of a suction gun. You'll need a crescent wrench and a pair of pliers. Okay, once you've shut the valve off at that point, take your crescent wrench and loosen this bottom locknut. Once your bottom one is loose, you can remove the top locknut and your supply line is ready to be removed. Before reinstalling your supply lines, maybe a few things that you might want to look at is the flapper inside of the toilet. Make sure it hasn't started deteriorating, check your ball cock assembly, make sure the ball cock assembly doesn't have any deteriorated washers and everything is still working properly. Check your shutoff valve. Make sure the shutoff valve really is shutting off. Other things that you can check out on a toilet is the handle. Make sure your handle is tight and is able to still take a flapper. Also there is a gasket between the tank and the bowl that can be inspected. It's hard to see but you can wiggle the tank as long as there's not a lot of play. Make sure there's no visual water in between the tank and bowl. When reinstalling this, the best way to do it is start with the top nut, go ahead and get the top nut on there. Typically with the new supply lines, hand tight is sufficient and then you'll want to put the bottom one on and again with your crescent wrench, tighten that up and at this point, slowly turn your water back on, check for any leaks. Make sure you have no leaks and go ahead and flush the toilet. I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing, Murray, Utah and I've shown you how to replace the supply line in the toilet.

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