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Toilet tank tune up. Step-by-step photos show installation of a Fluidmaster replacement valve.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 68

How to install a six-liter low-volume toilet is illustrated in photos.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2002 (v.26#2) pg. 60

Be your own plumber. Tips on repairing faucets and toilet valves. Covers both washer and washerless type faucets.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1981 (v.4#5) pg. 34

How to troubleshoot and cure your a leaky toilet tank.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1995 (v.18#5) pg. 64

How to repair a leaking toilet seal by replacing the wax ring.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1996 (v.19#4) pg. 52

How to install a flush toilet that does not require running water.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.80#3) pg. 52

Six repairs for a water closet. Patching a hole in flush tank, replacing tank ball, adjusting flush valve, adjusting intake valve, removing and replacing the bowl, and clearing obstructions in the line.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #88 Oct 1965 (v.15#5) pg. 56

How to stop toilet tank noise. How to replace the ballcock and tank ball.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #143 Mar 1973 (v.23#3) pg. 40

First in a series on basic home plumbing deals with how to clear clogged drains, toilets and sewers. Includes a list of tools that should be in a plumbing "first aid" kit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #151 Feb 1974 (v.24#2) pg. 50

Toilet tank repairs you can do. How to replace a tank ball, ballcock and ballcock valve.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #152 Mar 1974 (v.24#3) pg. 48

How to replace the ballcock in your toilet tank.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #177 Nov 1976 (v.26#9) pg. 44

How to handle plugged drains in basins, bathtubs and toilets. Shows how to remove a toilet bowl and reinstall it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #191 Jul-Aug 1978 (v.28#6) pg. 46

How to stop toilet tank noise.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 72

How to repair the flush valve of a toilet using a Flusher Fixer kit from Fluidmaster.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 36

Tips on fixing minor toilet, faucet, and pipe problems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #212 Oct 1980 (v.30#8) pg. 30

Add a bathroom to your basement. How to install a toilet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #214 Dec 1980 (v.30#10) pg. 70

Tune up a leaky toilet. How to install a non-corrosive flush valve.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 88

How to replace a toilet seal (wax sewer-connection seal).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 56

How to replace a toilet tank water valve.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 58

Replacing the wax ring on the base of a toilet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 94

Tips to stop running water in a toilet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 55

Keep your plumbing humming. Say a painless good-bye to ugly drippy bathroom fixtures. (1) Replacing a three-valve shower faucet. (2) Installing a single-lever shower control. (3) Replacing toilet tank parts. (4) Replacing a sink and faucet. (5) Replacing a faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #282 Oct 1987 (v.37#8) pg. 48

How to clean out lime deposits from flush holes and siphon jet hole to improve the flushing action of a toilet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #287 Mar 1988 (v.38#3) pg. 8

Tips on replacing the fill valve assembly in your toilet tank.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 26

Tip on keeping your toilet's lift chain from getting sucked under the flapper.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 41

What makes a toilet work. What makes a good flush, water conservation, and ultra-low flush toilets explained.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 14

Solutions to a sweating toilet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 64

Toilet tune-up. How to replace a fill valve, a flapper and a handle or lift arm. How to clean the rinse holes under the bowl rim and the priming jet hole in the bottom of the bowl.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 46

Replacing a toilet. Tips on sizing, removing the old toilet and installation of a new one.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 70

How to troubleshoot a toilet that trickles water constantly.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #337 Apr 1993 (v.43#4) pg. 10

Troubleshooting a toilet that won't flush solids out completely.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 13

Replacing a toilet seat.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 26

Fixing common bathroom problems. (1) Unsealed cover plates. (2) Clogged shower head. (3) Clogged faucet aerator. (4) Faucet drips and leaks. (5) Toilet bowl leaks. (6) Sweaty toilet tank.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 58

Troubleshooting tips for a toilet which doesn't always flush well.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 12

Replacing the wax ring on the bottom of a toilet bowl.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 50

Use spray foam insulation to halt toilet tank sweating.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #363 Nov 1995 (v.45#10) pg. 42

How to troubleshoot a slow-flushing toilet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 8
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #379 Jun 1997 (v.47#6) pg. 12

Metal-ring and all-plastic toilet flanges compared.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 86

Three remedies to stop a toilet tank from sweating in the summer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 12

Tips on installing an extension ring on a toilet flange.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #392 Oct 1998 (v.48#9) pg. 10

How to replace a toilet and the rotted subfloor underneath it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #394 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.49#1) pg. 67

Toilet tank overhaul. How to replace the fill and flapper mechanisms.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #397 Apr 1999 (v.49#4) pg. 94

Tips on installing a bathroom toilet at a 45-degree angle in the corner of the bathroom.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 16

Tip: Rejuvenate rubber parts in toilet tanks by spraying them with silicone.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 16

Installing a toilet. The emphasis is on correct installation of the flange. Both plastic and cast-iron drain pipe installations are covered.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 54

Tip on using automotive window-washing fluid (instead of antifreeze) to protect a toilet from freezing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 4

Low-flow toilets. Water-savers cut costs while matching the performance and style of conventional toilets. What is available, how they work, and installation tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 62
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 6, 94

Tips on draining and pulling a toilet.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 30

Troubleshooting the joint between the floor flange and the toilet horn to correct a leak.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 14

Choosing a toilet. A head-to-head comparison of the various 1.6-gallon-per-flush options.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 72

Tip for accurately lining up the closet bolts with the holes in the base of a toilet when setting a toilet.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 28

How to install a toilet. Reinforcing the floor, using good hardware and use of various sealants will provide years of trouble-free service.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 78
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #122 Apr-May 1999 pg. 10

Toilets, the ultra-low-flush (ULF) options. Comparison between conventional and ULF toilets. How to choose a ULF toilet. Buyer's guide to 21 alternative toilets.
GARBAGE Jan-Feb 1990 (v.2#1) pg. 16
Added Info GARBAGE Jul-Aug 1990 (v.2#4) pg. 10

Building a better toilet. What is available in ULF (ultra low-flush) toilets that use less water to flush waste and how they work.
GARBAGE Summer 1994 (v.6#2) pg. 52

Fixing simple toilet problems such as a continuously running toilet or one that is clogged.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1997 (v.224#6) pg. 184

How to stop a toilet tank sweating.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1978 (v.2#10) pg. 48

Repairing and replacing toilet seats.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 59

How to set a toilet.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 27

Keeping a cottage toilet from freezing in the winter by using an environmentally safe alternative to antifreeze.
HARROWSMITH #81 Sep-Oct 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 116

How to reseat a toilet.
HOME MECHANIX #712 Aug 1987 (v.83) pg. 84
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #717 Jan 1988 (v.84) pg. 11

Tip on using electrical tape to keep a toilet seat from shifting (side-to-side) without overtightening the hinge bolts.
HOME MECHANIX #729 Jan 1989 (v.85) pg. 21

Making a toilet more accessible. Raising a low-slung toilet to standard height will benefit an older or infirm person.
HOME MECHANIX #790 Nov 1994 (v.90) pg. 84

Tips on installing a replacement toilet tank.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.9#6) pg. 66

How to repair a cracked toilet tank using fiberglass.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1984 (v.9#7) pg. 28

How to reset a toilet.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1986 (v.11#2) pg. 72

How to troubleshoot a flush toilet.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1986 (v.11#5) pg. 63

Tip on using a wet-vac to remove blockages from a toilet bowl.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.14#7) pg. 72
Added Info HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 6

Plumbing emergencies. How to fix clogs and leaks when there's no plumber around. Includes clogged toilet, leaking pipes, gas water heater thermocouple, and electric heater element replacement.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 67

Update the flushing mechanism in your toilet to eliminate the danger of blackflow contamination of your home water supply.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 44

First aid for emergencies. Broken pipe or joint, stopped up toilet, leaking toilet seals, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 109

How to overhaul a leaky toilet by installing a new flusher kit.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 117

Stop toilet tank condensation by installing a mixing valve which delivers tepid water, instead of cold water, during the summer months. Est. cost: $40.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1982 (v.7#4) pg. 52

Types of water closets and how they work.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #451 Dec 1965 (v.61) pg. 94

How to modernize an old-style toilet tank.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #515 Apr 1971 (v.67) pg. 116

Tips on installing a toilet that flushes upward. Useful for basement installation. Est. cost (kit): $186.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 86

Toilet tank repair.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #646 Mar 1982 (v.78) pg. 34

Reseating a toilet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #648 May 1982 (v.78) pg. 37

Alternatives to the five-gallon flush. A look at composting and other water saving toilet ideas.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #80 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 172

Make your wash water do double duty. Tips on recycling greywater for use in toilets.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #88 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 102

How to make repairs to the working parts of your toilet tank.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 48

Nine-step guide to replacing an old toilet with a new one.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1985 (v.6#1) pg. 68

Ten water-saving toilets are performance tested.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.7#6) pg. 26

Keeping high-tank toilets in working order.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1977 (v.5#10) pg. 113

Tip on stopping a porcelain or wood toilet tank from leaking.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1984 (v.12#5) pg. 108

Tips on how to unclog sink and toilet drains, and how to correct trickles and drips on toilet tanks and faucets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 156

How to remove and reset a toilet bowl.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1974 (v.141#2) pg. 72

Tip: How to install plumbing and support brackets for a wall-hung toilet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 30

Tip: Plastic milk jug cuts down on toilet tank water use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 133

Fixes for 4 common plumbing problems. (1) Clogged drains. (2) Running toilet tank. (3) Frozen pipes. (4) Leaking pipes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 54

How to relocate a toilet. A step-by-step guide to moving the fixture, the waste pipe, and the water supply line.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1985 (v.162#4) pg. 149
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1985 (v.162#10) pg. 9

Complete guide to toilet repair.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1988 (v.165#6) pg. 121

Relocating a toilet. Included in SPECIAL SECTION on bathroom remodeling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1989 (v.166#4) pg. 114

Tip on removing sediment from a "Fluidmaster" toilet valve in order to stop a gurgling sound.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1990 (v.167#6) pg. 104

Plumbing system maintenance. (1) Extending water heater life. (2) Resetting a toilet. (3) Toilet repairs. (4) Cleaning shower heads and faucets. (5) Faucet repair. (6) Spout leaks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1993 (v.170#1) pg. 53

How to install a water-saving fill valve on a toilet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1996 (v.173#1) pg. 89

Trade up to an efficient toilet. How to remove the old toilet and install a new one.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1997 (v.174#4) pg. 86

You can afford a wall-hung toilet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1964 (v.185#3) pg. 120

How to repair your toilet tank. Part 1. Covers both flush and refill mechanisms.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1967 (v.190#4) pg. 169

How to repair your toilet tank. Part 2. Modern mechanisms found in newer toilets.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1967 (v.190#5) pg. 169

Tips on selecting and installing replacement toilet tank hardware.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1976 (v.209#4) pg. 146

Stop noises from the toilet tank.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1965 (v.36#9) pg. 55

Tip on how to get rid of hard-water mineral deposits in an older toilet.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #812 Feb 1997 (v.93) pg. 24

How to remove a toilet seat held in place with corroded metal bolts.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 30

Replacing an old toilet. How to select a low-flow toilet, remove an old toilet and install a new one.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 76

Fast fix for leaky toilets. How to clean the overflow-valve seat.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #816 Jun 1997 (v.93) pg. 28

First aid for a failing toilet. Replacing the flush valve and fill valve.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #823 Mar 1998 (v.94) pg. 76

Tip on cleaning the flush passages under the lip of a toilet bowl.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #834 Apr 1999 (v.95) pg. 18

How to halt the most common leaks in toilets and faucets.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #834 Apr 1999 (v.95) pg. 55

Eliminate sweaty toilets by installing an antisweat water valve that warms the water being fed to a toilet.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #837 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.95) pg. 82

How to make a wooden toilet seat which is more attractive and more comfortable than a plastic version.
WOODWORKER #1078 Sep 1983 (v.87) pg. 543

Tip: Use an old ball stopper and some valve grinding compound to eliminate leaks around a new ball stopper in a toilet tank.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 9

Cure toilet tank problems with these simple repairs.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 62

How to clean out bathtub, sink and toilet drains. How to adjust the closing mechanisms for sink and bathtub drains.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1993 (v.49#2) pg. 44

Stop toilet tank leaks. Flapper repair, replacing a fill tube, adjusting flush lever, etc.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 38

Installing a replacement toilet seal (the beeswax gasket between base of the toilet and floor flange).
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 40

Easy-to-fix plumbing problems. Tips for do-it-yourselfers. (1) Fixing the toilet that has running water after it refills. (2) Fixing a leaky faucet.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1996 (v.52#1) pg. 58

Technique for detecting a leak between toilet tank and bowl.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 12