How to fix most running toilets.

This is how you fix most toilets that won't stop running.
It is more than likely that the flapper isn't sealing properly. It gets a little more complicated (and the video would be a lot longer) if it is the float valve, so you should start by swapping out the flapper.
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  1. Jesabelle Cruz

    Jesabelle Cruz3 саат мурун

    My toilets not running, my fridge is😎 dad jokes I can imagine my toilet and fridge playing tag in the backyard

  2. Zulmarie

    Zulmarie5 саат мурун

    Thank you so much for doing these videos ! I bought my first home about a year ago and your videos have been such a God send ! I was also raised without my biological father so I truly don’t have a reliable male figure to reach out to for these simple tasks. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  3. パイプたろー水道修理チャンネル

    パイプたろー水道修理チャンネル5 саат мурун

    I am a water repair shop in Kyoto, Japan. Many people will be saved in this video. It is very wonderful. I can't speak, but I looked up English in the translation function and commented English.

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    Михайло Оніщенко9 саат мурун

    Сюда бы русские субтитры😌

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    Aaron Meighoo9 саат мурун

    I facepalmed before he even finished the joke xD I love your videos.

  6. Maria Maximova

    Maria Maximova9 саат мурун

    Thank you!

  7. sebastian cif

    sebastian cif11 саат мурун

    Came to watch his videos since he went viral. But I also have a running toilet, didn’t expect that video to be here. thank you so much

  8. Magpie One

    Magpie One13 саат мурун

    I just found out about this channel from GMA. As a woman of a certain age,whose husband is not in the greatest of shape, I have to do things if our son isn't available.And I have this particular problem right now! Dad,if I replaced the flapper,tried adjusting the chain& it's still running, what's next?(PS, I subscribed!Thank you!)

  9. Kathy Little

    Kathy Little14 саат мурун

    How do I fix water hammer at toilet valve?

  10. Glenn Family Gardens

    Glenn Family Gardens15 саат мурун

    I just subscribed! My dad taught my brother a lot of stuff but wouldn’t teach me anything because I’m a girl (🤔) so I’m excited to learn some stuff!!

  11. Quinten

    Quinten15 саат мурун

    But how do you unclog a toilet

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    9xan19 саат мурун

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  13. 9xan

    9xan19 саат мурун

    I love you

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    Vimal Raina22 саат мурун

    Will no one talk about how his clock wasn’t working

  15. Kelsey M###k

    Kelsey M###k23 саат мурун

    That’s a lot of work

  16. Carissa McHolme

    Carissa McHolme23 саат мурун

    That toilet is literally like the deep end of the pool🤯 Australian toilets are legit like a kids pool compared to this

  17. Paul

    PaulКүн мурун

    Hey add that if you haven’t (ever) cleaned inside the cistern and it’s full of yuckiness, don’t be afraid of it, it won’t kill you- add a Blue tablet or a cup and a half of bleach and come back in an hr or 2, flush and have a look inside as it fills up. It should be cleaner than before and won’t be too hard to clean up in there.

  18. Chike Mike

    Chike MikeКүн мурун

    Thank you.

  19. Nessie Poo

    Nessie PooКүн мурун

    I am 34 yrs old....... I have never seen this done. Thank you 😊

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    We love to see useful life lessons. Thank you!

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    ArkuКүн мурун

    Really loving your channel and the idea behind it. I grew up without a father since my teenage years, so I've found out that it's the simple and mundane stuff that nobody really tells you about, other than your dad.

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    Astral ChimaeraКүн мурун

    I came from Nerdist on Instagram, this guy is a godsend

  24. Tacolisha

    TacolishaКүн мурун

    Thanks father

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    fluffy againКүн мурун

    I think this is the guy, indian channels get their knowledge from

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    Abidjan MiguelКүн мурун

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    Adam shahidКүн мурун

    Can’t wait for more video’s 💛🧡❤️

  28. Callie Harris

    Callie HarrisКүн мурун

    I just cried watching a man fix a toilet. I lost my dad 5 years ago, and I am so happy that this man can provide this much needed caring advice to those who need it. Keep doing good work. We need more people like you in this world. ❤️

  29. Cyrov Instrumental

    Cyrov InstrumentalКүн мурун

    God bless you.

  30. Emmanuel Chang

    Emmanuel ChangКүн мурун

    Im generally a DIY person, ive even built my own basement from scratch (framing, drywall, electrical, celing, etc) but i have never installed a toilet before, never did any plumbing outside changing the kitchen faucet. i had a partially running toilet as described in this video so i went out and got a new flapper and it works, its surprisingly simple but i didnt think of doing it until watching this video so thank you!

  31. Christopher MacDonald

    Christopher MacDonaldКүн мурун

    t-thanks, pa

  32. jerri Purdy

    jerri PurdyКүн мурун

    I’m a widow with three dad is passed away. I learned how to fix a running toilet today😊 thanks

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    AlphaGamer42 - MinecraftКүн мурун

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  35. Rith Panda

    Rith PandaКүн мурун

    Wow thank dad

  36. J L

    J LКүн мурун

    Are those flappers standard size for most toilets, or does it depend on the toilet?

  37. 63 Hours of Freedom

    63 Hours of FreedomКүн мурун

    Hey Dad! How can I hang pictures on a brick wall? My apartment has all exposed brick walls and nothing seems to work

  38. 1kaaa

    1kaaaКүн мурун

    How much do you fill the water back up or is it automatically done when you twist the knob?

  39. youraverage ray

    youraverage rayКүн мурун

    where can u find a flapper

  40. Alexandría

    Alexandría2 күн мурун

    Ponga subtítulos en español please

  41. Dottie Brehm

    Dottie Brehm2 күн мурун

    I’ve had a replacement flapper sitting by a toilet to which I’ve had the water turned off for a ridiculously long time b/c I didn’t know how to do the swap. Rather than listen to the water keep filling, I just took it out of service. Happily it’s not the only toilet so another has been available ... but when I watched this video, my toilet was back in business in less than two minutes. Thanks - from a widow who has added yet another skill to the repertoire!

  42. Debra Ivy

    Debra Ivy2 күн мурун

    So happy to have found your channel from a write up at 'Country Living!' My dad is no longer here, and I miss him terribly. I always called him for advice on how to fix things, to make sure I wasn't being ripped off on car repairs, etc. He LOVED knocking down walls. :) I look forward to checking out the rest of your videos.

  43. Jennifer King

    Jennifer King2 күн мурун

    I loved the "you got this" at the end.

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    bethany nicole2 күн мурун

    You are such an awesome person. You deserve a lot more credit for what you do. What you do is so kind, your kids are lucky to have a dad like you❤️ my dad is in my life, but I've heard of people who don't have their dad in their life. This channel is so amazing and sweet I literally don't have words. Keep doing everything you do!

  45. Ana Sarmiento

    Ana Sarmiento2 күн мурун

    You are amazing!!

  46. April Tucay

    April Tucay2 күн мурун

    Thanks, dad!

  47. Schonod

    Schonod2 күн мурун

    I searched up this because Sssniperwolf looked at this

  48. Devynn Webb

    Devynn Webb2 күн мурун

    Dad, where did you buy your flapper from??

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  50. Cadie Aurora

    Cadie Aurora2 күн мурун

    Im so sorry you dont have a dad

  51. Shea Goff

    Shea Goff2 күн мурун

    I literally have the exact same toilet

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    bluelightnin62 күн мурун

    Thank you for what you do and why you do it.

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  54. young God

    young God2 күн мурун

    I'm here from a meme 😂😂and I'm about to sub I have a father but he doesn't teach me these things we just watch sports and I go work with sometimes on construction jobs I just paint

  55. Jennifer Elias

    Jennifer Elias2 күн мурун

    What if the toilet still runs and the tank fills up though because that’s my issue

  56. AlfieJ_R

    AlfieJ_R2 күн мурун

    You’ve adopted 2.05 million people 😖

  57. Money Making Mindset

    Money Making Mindset2 күн мурун

    That’s an interesting mechanism, the ones in the UK and I believe most of Europe have different mechanisms that are adjustable as you can get the same problem if the tank fills up too much. And it’s usually the whole flush and valve kit that’s replaced and costs around £20 ($24.60), great video btw

  58. Queer Girl Straight Skates

    Queer Girl Straight Skates2 күн мурун

    Hi Dad, My grass is dying, what do I do?

  59. Trina Chu

    Trina Chu2 күн мурун

    Can you have a video about using the toilet and the toilet seat. Some boy won’t do it right! LOL. My kid is going to kill me for this comment. LOL.

  60. ajdaturkey

    ajdaturkey2 күн мурун

    We ordered the flapper and followed the video but it is still running and making the noise... help

  61. Anthony

    Anthony2 күн мурун

    His kids want him to stay with 2m+ subs so they can meet the Pauls

  62. Bradley Cossins

    Bradley Cossins2 күн мурун

    Hey dad! Should we keep the black clip that went onto the old flapper in case future flappers we buy don't have one, or should every flapper come with some sort of clipping mechanism? Thanks!

  63. tom s

    tom s2 күн мурун

    thanks dad

  64. Jaime Reynolds

    Jaime Reynolds2 күн мурун

    What a great channel

  65. Debora Dubinskas

    Debora Dubinskas2 күн мурун

    What if your toilet doesn’t refill in the first place after you flush. What’s wrong with it

  66. Thea O'Neill

    Thea O'Neill2 күн мурун

    I just did this!! Thank You! 😊

  67. Kraxos sl

    Kraxos sl2 күн мурун

    I actually had to do this repair on the toilet at my job, I wish I had this tutorial back then

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    Roxy !2 күн мурун

    can you do a video on lawn work? i never learned how to mow until last week & need help on learning how to do the edges and just basic advice. i love your videos, they’re so helpful

  69. Jessica Lee

    Jessica Lee2 күн мурун

    Wow I just found your channel today and watched this video, and an hour later, we had a problem with our flapper. I felt totally calm and competent handling it. Thanks for this!

  70. Bradlee

    Bradlee2 күн мурун

    Thank you so much for the step by step🙏, now I just need to get a flapper

  71. jackiee

    jackiee2 күн мурун

    thank you dad(:

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    itsDarkzz3 күн мурун

    I dont even need to fix anything, im just watching hes videos because i see he is amazing, he has amazing original content and its an amazing person.

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    This dad is gonna be a dad of millions

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  80. Small Child

    Small Child3 күн мурун

    As most of people I learned about you through anthier source. Mine was through tik tok. I saw this video and was like wow this is something I've been wanting to know. I live in an apartment complex. A few months ago our toilet started running. We've been putting up with it. After watching this video I thought this is totally something I could do myself. I HECKIN DID IT GUYS!!!! THANK YOU INTERNET DAD!!! ❤❤❤

  81. Macy Zimmerman

    Macy Zimmerman3 күн мурун

    My dad just moved 7 hours away from my family for his new job and our toilets been broken for a couple weeks now. He can’t show me how to fix it but luckily I found this video that describes everything perfectly! Thank you for your videos and for being the helpful dad we all need!