House Calls with James Tully: Fixing a toilet flapper

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Posted at 8:20 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 08:20:03-04

On to this week's problem, and this has happened to everyone.

“Yes, it just won’t stop running,” Margaret Gainey said as she escorted our crew into her master bathroom.

I called in Handyman Paul Schramm to take a look.  If your toilet at home is running it’s most likely a flapper issue which is a cheap and easy fix.

“They start to corrode and wear out over time because of the chlorine in the water,” Schramm said.

Turn off your water supply before doing any of this work.

“Basically all you have to do is disconnect the chain from the lever, then pop two pins that snap on, and that’s it,” Schramm said.

To view our step-by-step instructions, watch the latest edition of House Calls below.




Items you’ll need: Toilet flapper and your hands.

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