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Soldering copper pipes is really simple, just be sure to have all the soldering tools and items you’ll need for the project on hand.

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About toilets:  Occasionally a toilet develops an external leak at one of three points — the supply pipe, the point at which the tank joins the bowl, or around the base.

For a leaking supply pipe, tighten the nut that holds the fitting to the tank.  If that doesn’t work, shut off the water, empty the tank, remove the fittings, and install new washers or a new pipe, if necessary.

A leak where the tank joins the bowl may simply mean the tank’s hold-down bolts have come loose.  Drain the tank and tighten the bolts.  If that doesn’t work, remove the bolts and install new washers.  With older toilets, the tank may be connected to the bowl via an elbow.

Tighten the elbow’s slip nuts or repack them.  If the toilet leaks around its base at the floor, check the hold-down bolts.  Chances are, they’ve come loose and allowed the bowl to rock.  Tightening the bolt might solve the problem.  If not, you may have to remove the toilet and install a new wax seal.

Upgrading a flushing mechanism:  Like anything mechanical, a flush-tank assembly eventually wears out.  Its life span depends on how often it’s used and the hardness of the water in your area.  Some municipal or well water corrodes plumbing parts quickly and clogs up parts with lime deposits.

Almost all flush-tank mechanisms are replaceable by the piece, so you don’t have to buy the entire unit.  Flush balls, floats, lifts, and guides are standard, so they fit most any flush-tank make or model.  If you’re having trouble with the assembly, however, it might be smarter to replace the entire unit, a slightly more advanced project, but still a do-it-yourself one.

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