Adjusting the toilet water level involves adjusting the float valve. This valve regulates water flow into the tank to ensure the water level is at the best level for optimal toilet flushing. There are two primary float valve types — concentric valve type and the ball-cock valve type — both of which require the removal of the tank cover to gain access.Know More
To adjust a ball-cock toilet, push the ball float down and use the rod's inner end adjustment screw to alter the water flow if water is running. Go to the top of the valve and turn the vertical adjuster screw. Turn the screw one full rotation while lifting the ball and until the water stops running, let the ball float. Flush the toilet, and observe the water level and the flush power to determine if further adjustment is necessary.
To adjust a concentric valve toilet, identify the concentric float by flushing the toilet. At the adjustment rod's upper end, there is a small nut that has to be loosened. On average, just two to three rotations is adequate. Observe the flush power and the water level by flushing the toilet. If the water level is not desirable, simply repeat the process until it is.Learn more about Plumbing
To repair a running toilet, check and unblock the valve that lets water into the bowl, and lower the float to keep the water level below the overflow pipe. If needed, shut the water supply to the tank, empty the tank and replace the damaged parts.Full Answer >
When the toilet is flushed, water from the tank rapidly drops into the toilet bowl, which forces the waste water down the drain. As the drop in the tank's water level is sensed by the float, the tank refills with water until the float shuts off the supply.Full Answer >
Remove a toilet by shutting off the water supply valve, flushing the tank repeatedly, sponging away remaining water and removing the closet bolts. Disconnect the water supply, lift the toilet off the plumbing stack and remove the wax ring.Full Answer >
The water level of a toilet is adequate if it is approximately 1 inch below the opening of the overflow tube. Otherwise, enough water may not fill the bowl. To check the water level, the tank cover must be removed after the fill valve has shut off.Full Answer >