DIY Projects: Leaky Toilet
When things go wrong in the home, it can be intimidating to fix them yourself. However, with a few handy tools and some know-how, many things can be repaired by you.
If water is leaking around the base of your toilet, it could mean that you have a bad wax ring. To tell if this is the problem, squirt some food coloring into the toilet and flush; if the water around your base is that color, it's the wax ring. The wax ring itself is a one-size-fits-all $5 part you can find in any hardware store. The biggest obstacle you may face is lifting the toilet, which can be anywhere from 75 pounds upward. You may need a second person for help.
For a step by step guide with photos on how to do this, here's a handy cheatsheet from Lowe's.
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