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.