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12 Apr

How to Change Your Toilet’s Water Supply Line

If the old water supply line of your toilet starts leaking, it’s time to replace it with a new one. In this article, we will guide you through a DIY operation of changing your water supply line.

If you prefer to leave it to the experts and not risk making mistakes, contact an expert plumber from Anytime Plumbing, Inc. and we will offer our service, anywhere in Santa Cruz County.

Let’s get to it.

Get a New Supply Line

For a DIY operation, we recommend getting a flexible water supply line, as it’s easier to install. These are made of stainless steel and they will fit almost any toilet in a house, condo, or apartment. If your toilet has a fixed water supply line, better leave the plumbing to us.

Turn the Water Supply Off

Stop water from flowing into the toilet tank by switching the supply valve to its off position. This step is essential. Skipping it will lead to a flood.

Drain the Toilet

You will want to get rid of the water in your toilet, so flush and then use a towel or rag to collect the rest of the water.

Prevent Making a Watery Mess

Use a small container (a casserole or a bowl) that you place underneath the water supply valve to collect any water that might leak on the floor.

Detach the Old Supply Line

Use a fitting wrench to unscrew the hose from the water supply valve and the other end from the toilet tank. Usually, the nut connecting the hose to the valve is metal, while the one connecting it to the toilet tank is made of plastic. This will help you figure out which way the new line will go.

Attach the New Water Supply Line

Using your new flexible stainless steel supply line, repeat the steps in the previous section, but backward. In other words, screw the metal nut of the hose to the water supply valve, and the plastic one to the toilet tank.

Test the Work You’ve Done

Now that the new water supply line is in place, it’s time to test it. Open the water supply again and flush your toilet. Check for any leaks from the valve or the toilet tank. If there aren’t any, you’re good.

It’s Better to Call the Professionals

Changing the water supply line should be a straightforward task if you follow the instructions carefully and don’t rush.

If you prefer skipping the DIY work, or if your project did not have the desired results, don’t hesitate to call a plumber. We at Anytime Plumbing, Inc. do this kind of task all the time, and we charge a highly affordable price for it. We guarantee it will be quick and well-done.

Contact us if you need us to replace your toilet water supply line or for any other plumbing services.

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Amer Zaghlouleh is the owner of Anytime Plumbing Inc., a trusted plumbing company serving Santa Cruz County. With a focus on delivering quality work and reliable service, Amer has established himself as a respected professional in the industry. He believes in providing honest and trustworthy plumbing solutions to every customer, ensuring their satisfaction and peace of mind. With years of experience and a commitment to staying updated with the latest technical advances, Amer and his team at Anytime Plumbing Inc. are fully equipped to handle any plumbing job with precision and efficiency. Trust in Amer's expertise and dedication for all your plumbing needs.