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Toilet Water Supply Line Replacement

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    • Before any work is done, inspect the hardware carefully and note any concerns. Locate the shut off valve underneath the toilet and turn it clockwise until it cannot turn any further. Do not turn past the stop point as this could damage the hardware completely.

    • The valves differ from toilet to toilet but the majority operate the same.

    • If water is active in the line when the turn action is complete the, a complete shut off of water from the main value of the home might be necessary.

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    • Next, hold down the flush lever/button until all the water in the tank is drained from the tank.

    • A little water may still remain in the tank. You will need to remove this water as well.

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    • To remove any excess water from the tank. Place a container to catch the water that might drain by placing a bucket with a towel underneath the toilet to catch any water.

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    • Use a vice grip to loosen the nut attached to the main waterline.

    • Use your hand to loosen the Bullock Nut attached to the toilet tank.

    • Get the bucket ready to catch any excess water from the toilet tank.

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    • Attach the nut of the new flex water supply line to the main water line.

    • Using your vice grips, tighten the nut counter-clockwise.

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    • Attach the Bullock Nut to the threads on the bottom of the toilet tank and hand tighten the nut counter-clockwise.

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    • Turn the knob attached to the main water line on, counter-clockwise.

    • Once the water is restored be sure to check for any leaks.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Nicholas Mills

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I have a rigid supply line and afraid of damaging faucet because when I use an open end wrench it shakesi used steel wool on supply line to clean up - I used a metal brush on top of nut to clean it up I sprayed lubricating oil on suppply line going into nut and top of nut. Any suggestions?

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