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Dryer Vent Cleaning: When, Why & How?

Your dryer vent allows the hot air from the dryer to pass out of doors, however over time the vent dryer can become clogged with lint resulting in...

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How to Paint High Ceilings

The first thing to do is to get the right tools for the job. Start with the basics and move on to the more serious things you need- cloths to catch...

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HVAC Tips: How Often Should I Replace My HVAC System?

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Green Roofing

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How to Replace a Fill Valve in Your Toilet

by alan reid on Aug 23, 2017

1 shut off the water at the supply, turn the handle clockwise to the right until tight

2 drain water in tank down toilet, i recommend using a shop vac to vacuum out the remaining water on the bottom to prevent a mess

3 remove braided hose feeding fill valve, this should only be hand tight

4 remove nut that secures the new valve to toilet with channel locks

5 install new valve, make sure rubber seal is on the inside of tank, tighten nut with channel locks

6 tighten braided hose onto valve hand tight

7 turn water back on slowly, place plastic tube in tank center

8 check height of water and valve operation, flush a few times to make sure it is operating properly

9 your new valve is now installed in less than 10 minutes

If all else fails, contact your local plumbing and drain services specialist.

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