6 Effortless Steps to Reassemble a Toilet Tank
There are some circumstances that need us to replace a certain component in our toilet tank. However, before doing this, we have to detach first the toilet tank from the toilet bowl. With that being said, some homeowners are confused when to start and are probably lost on how to all the components back the way it should be. To help you with it, here is a step by step guide for you:
Step 1. Shut down the supply of water
Before reassembling a tank, the first you need to do is to shut down the water supply. Apparently, you don’t want to see the water gushes out creating a mess in your tiles while doing the reassembling operation, right? Turning can be easily done through turning off the toilet stop or the closet stop found at the base. When have already located it, turn the handle all the way in a clockwise direction until it stops.
Step 2. Drain the tank
Draining the tank is simple. You can just simply push the handle down until you see that all the water has already flowed out of the tank. Also, you have to ensure that the still holding the handle until the tank has no longer water in it. On the other hand, there are instances that there is still water left in the tank, with this, you can use a sponge to remove the water.
Step 3. Disconnect the tank
In removing the toilet tank, what you need during this step is a small size adjustable wrench to remove the toilet stop nut. The same tool is being used when you want to unfasten the tank from the bowl. Although what you’re going to remove now are the bolts that can be found at the bottom portion of the toilet tank. By using a large screwdriver as a support to the head of the bolt, you can make this possible. Then, you can rotate the nuts below the tank by still utilising an adjustable wrench. Before the taking out the bolt, ensure that you still to keep on rotating the nut until it’s ready to be removed. Since there are many bolts below, make sure that you use the same process in removing the others. Subsequent to this, you can now dismantle all the remaining parts inside the toilet tank.
Step 4. Place the Douglas Valve
What you need to do first is to situate the valve by shoving it directly through the hole. To make sure that you have sealed it properly, you can check it by turning the locking ring tightly using your hands. For others who wouldn’t prefer their hands, they would utilise large pliers to make sure that it is sealed tightly.
Step 5. Install the Ballcock assembly
First, you have to begin with slip and bolts on the seal. For the outer seals, put all the rubber seals into the bolt. When they are already in place, put the washers and install those by using thinner nuts. Then, next thing to do is to place the supply line. The supply line should be locked with a heavy-duty seal. Also, don’t forget to put the overfill tube.
Step 6. Reinstall the tank
The last step involves in putting the toilet tank overhead the bowl. By utilising a slip-joint pliers, tighten all the bolts and nuts to make sure that the tank won’t wobble.