Q:

How do I replace a ballcock in the toilet?

A:

Quick Answer

To remove a ballcock valve from a toilet, turn off the water, remove all the water from the tank, disconnect the water supply line, and loosen the nut to lift the assembly from the tank. Install the new valve, and then adjust the float.

Know More

Full Answer

  1. Empty the tank

    Locate the supply valve under the tank, and turn the knob counter-clockwise until it stops. Press and hold the flush valve to drain as much water as possible from the tank. Use a sponge to absorb any remaining water.

  2. Disconnect and remove the valve

    Place a bucket under the assembly to catch any remaining water. Disconnect the water supply line from the valve assembly. Remove the retaining nut from the tailpiece of the assembly, and lift the ballcock valve out of the toilet.

  3. Install the new valve

    Place the gasket on the tailpiece, and insert the tailpiece into the hole in the tank. Screw the retaining nut firmly against the tank, but avoid putting too much pressure on the porcelain. Attach the water supply line.

  4. Adjust the valve

    Turn on the water, and allow the tank to fill. Check for leaks. Adjust the ballcock so the water level is just below the top of the overflow tube.

Learn more about Plumbing

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is toilet tank cleaner?

    A:

    Toilet tank cleaner is a solution deposited into the tank of the toilet, as opposed to the bowl. It is used to remove the build up of rust, calcium and hard water that forms over time inside the tank. This process also helps a toilet tank last longer, and look and smell cleaner.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you remove a toilet?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why won't the toilet tank fill up?

    A:

    The number one cause of a toilet tank not filling up is a faulty fill valve. Over time, the inner workings of a toilet tank wear out and need replaced. When the fill valve begins to wear out, it can stick in a closed position, preventing the tank from filling.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do I fix a toilet when the tank will not fill?

    A:

    Most home toilets use the gravity flow from the pressure in the tank to create a siphon to empty the contents of the bowl. If the tank doesn't fill, then the toilet won't flush. The problem often takes just a few minutes to fix. You need pliers and a bucket.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore