I know that any plumbing task can be a large undertaking for a do it yourselfer, no matter how small the task may seem. In this blog I will explain in detail how to rebuild your toilet tank.

  1. For any plumbing task that you start always remember to shut off the source. (Turn off the water) 
  2. Drain the water out of the tank by flushing it through the drain. I recommend you vacuum out the rest of the remaining water.
  3. Remove the water supply line from the toilet tank and the water supply valve.
  4. Remove the tank to bowl bolts, and then remove the tank.
  5. On the left hand side of the tank is the fill valve, remove the the fill valve nut from the bottom of the tank (white nut), and remove the fill valve. Install the new fill valve in reverse.
  6. In the middle of the tank is the flush valve. On the bottom of the tank is the tank to bowl doughnut, remove the doughnut to expose the flush valve nut. Remove the flush valve nut, and then remove the flush valve. Reinstall the new flush valve in the reverse. Replace the tank to bowl doughnut.
  7. To replace the tank lever, turn the nut clockwise to loosen. Install the new tank lever, and turn the nut counter clockwise to tighten.
  8. Place the tank back on the bowl and tighten the bolts to a snug torque.
  9. Replace the toilet supply line.
  10. Turn the water back on and check for leaks.
This is everything you should know about rebuilding your toilet tank, if at anytime you feel you cannot complete the task, I urge you to consult with a licensed plumber. Also, a little FYI, please do not put cleaning agents into your toilet tank, because they will drastically decrease the life of these components. The average life of a decent toilet should last you about 10-15 years. Thank you for reading, we welcome your support and comments.

In Addition-Other Plumbing Task

Other things you may want to consider in your home pluming wise are your drains. It is always good practice to ensure that you constantly have fully functional drains. To do this you may want to consider checking your kitchen and lavatory sinks every 6 months. Also, you can pour liquid enzymes down the drain every 6 months as well. If yo have a septic tank, have it pumped and cleaned every 3 years. 

Water Heaters-Proper Maintenance 

Water heaters are a task of their own, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last you a very long time, 20-25 years roughly. Your water heater should be flushed at least once a year, if possible. Doing this will ensure proper energy efficiency and usage. Due to lime scale build up, the inner components of a water heater can get damaged, reducing its life span. Very important if the shell of as water heater is not compromised, the water can be rebuilt. We will go over how to do this in another blog. As always thank you for reading, please leave any comments below.

                          The Honey Do Professor 


  1. It's very tricky job for. Your ideas will give some help to us. This job might be time-consuming and irritating if you don't understand how everything works. When faced with toilet issues, homeowners frequently debate whether to rebuild or replace. The age of the toilet and the extent of its deterioration are critical considerations in this decision. A newer toilet with minor plumbing difficulties, such as a faulty flapper or fill valve, usually benefits from a basic toilet rebuild. My Home Handyman has all the plumbing solutions that you need for your home.


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