Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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How to Drain a Toilet

The first step in removing a toilet is to drain all the water out of it. This simple trick uses gravity to pull most of the water out of the toilet bowl, making it easy to remove without making a mess.
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Water Saving Toilets

Toilets typically waste more water than anything else in the house. To combat this problem, check to be sure your toilets are working properly, and repair toilets that leak. Replacing water guzzling toilets made before 1992 with newer models that use 1.6 gallons or less per flush, can cut the water they use in half. For even greater savings, consider a duel-flush toilet which uses less than one gallon per flush.
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Tip When Painting Around Toilets

While it’s easy to throw a drop cloth over the toilet bowl when painting a bathroom, covering the toilet tank poses more of a problem. Wrapping the tank with adhesive backed food wrap, such as Glad Press’n Seal, is a great way to protect the tank when painting. Once the paint has dried, simply peel the plastic off for a toilet tank free of paint.
Newly installed toilet in bathroom.

How to Remove and Replace a Toilet

Tommy asks, "I want to put a new floor in my bathroom and need to know how to take the old toilet out and put a new one in."

Removing and replacing a toilet is not that difficult, though it can be messy and will require some simple plumbing and a bit of heavy lifting. Read more to find out how.
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Unusual Water Saving Sink

Find out about an innovative bathroom sink that allows you to wash your hands after every flush of the toilet without using any extra water? Read on to find out more.
Adjusting the float valve in a toilet tank.

How to Repair a Toilet

A toilet that runs constantly or doesn’t flush properly can be quite a nuisance and waste of water. There are several common problems associated with toilets that are fairly easy to diagnose and repair. Watch this video to find out how.

Toilet Tank Gasket

A toilet tank lid that doesn't fit properly is dangerous if it falls off the tank, and the noise of china scraping china is truly annoying. Watch this video for an easy fix to solve the problem.