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Fix a Dripping Faucet

By Linda Cottin |
When a double handled bathroom faucet is dripping, grab an adjustable wrench, a phillips screw driver, a flat head screw driver, and head down under; down under the sink that is. Step 1:  If life is good, there will be two shut off valves, one for the cold… Read More

Replace a Toilet Wax Ring

By Cottins Hardware |
If water is seeping out from beneath the toilet bowl or there is a faint smell of sewer gas in the bathroom, it is definitely time to replace the toilet bowl wax ring. Step 1: Remove the tank lid and place it in a safe spot. Lay a… Read More

Fix a Leaky Toilet – Flapper

By Cottins Hardware |
Step 1: To replace your worn toilet tank flapper, begin by shutting off the water supply. Step 2: Flush the toilet to empty the tank and carefully remove the tank lid. Set the lid somewhere safe. The lid is very fragile and nearly impossible to replace, so don’t… Read More

Fix a Leaky Toilet – Fill Valve

By Cottins Hardware |
If you have recently replaced the tank flapper and your toilet is still running,it may be time to pull out the big guns and replace your ball cock, aka fill valve. I prefer the Fluid Master Brand fill valves over the old style floating ball types. They are much easier… Read More