Hello everyone, today we will see how to deal with a small plumbing problem, which happens to everyone sooner or later: in fact, we will see how to repair the drain of a leaking toilet. How to fix pressure assisted toilet?
Yes, your toilet flush may work very well, but it no longer knows when it’s time to stop … or it stops suddenly and then begins to flow for hours and hours …
No fear! Here are some tips and tricks for dealing with a leaky toilet.Let’s see what’s wrong with our toilet . The mechanisms may vary, but they all work following the same principles. Open the tank lid, drain a couple of times and see what’s wrong.
Here’s what we find in the tank:When you pull the drain, the chain lifts a cap, letting the waterfall through an opening in the bottom, into the cup. As the water level drops, the cap falls and closes the opening.A plastic float drops when the water level drops. The float is connected to a valve that lets water into the tank when the float is down and stops when it rises.In the middle there is also a tube that checks the water level in the cup in case it gets too high.After understanding how the internal mechanisms work, let’s see what’s wrongIf the tank is not full and not filling, the cap is probably stuck , close it and check what is wrong.> Check the cap chain. Does the chain get caught? the cap gets caught in the chain?… here’s a trick : pass the chain through a plastic straw that will act as a protection, to prevent the chain from locking and preventing the cap from closing properly. If there is a need, replace the chain completely with dental floss, it is very resistant and naturally water resistant!> Check the water level respect the waterline: if there is not enough water in the tank, the toilet may not work well.> Check if the water valve is completely open , if it is not open it: the tank should fill completely.> Try to adjust the valve and the float : pull up the float with your hands, this one action will stop the flow, then adjust the float level so that the tank stops filling when the water is about 2.5 cm below the top of the tube that controls the water level in the cup. If the water level in the tank is too high, excess water can cause pressure on the cap and therefore water can infiltrate, even with a new, functioning cap.> Check that the float ball floats well: make sure it doesn’t touch anything, so that it can float freely, check that it is not “pierced”.> Beware of limestone! Check that the mechanisms are not excessively dirty, limescale can cause malfunctions.If everything you have tried so far doesn’t work, you probably need to replace the exhaust components and at this point we recommend that you call a plumber, but if you are a true DIY expert, even this job shouldn’t be a problem for you. Here, we hope that these tips have been useful, that they have helped you in solving this boring problem.See you soon!