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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will fix a leaky toilet.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)



These are some related articles for fixing a leaky toilet.
  - How to Fix a Leaky Toilet Tank
  - How to Fix a Toilet That is Leaking From the Base
  - How to Fix a Running Toilet
  - How to Stop a Trickling Toilet Tank

Here are some videos about how to fix a leaking toilet.
The first two are about how to fix a leaking tank, and the second two are about how to fix a toilet leaking from the base.









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- fix a leaky toilet

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the leaking toilet
   - an in progress shot of you repairing the leaking toilet
   - an after picture of the toilet no longer leaking
   - a description of the problem and how it was fixed
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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A few days ago my 5 year old told me the toilet wouldn't flush, I didn't think anything of it until later that night i heard running water and saw that a part was broken. I wasn't sure what it was so i looked up a diagram on google found the name for the part i needed. My wife went a few days ago to get the part I needed since she was already in town getting groceries but i mistakenly told her the wrong size so we had to deal with fixing the flapper seal for a few days until we had a few other things to get in town. I was able to pick up the part today and install it. Lesson learned if you can bring the old/broken part with you to the store it makes finding the replacement part a lot easier.
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Staff note (Mike Haasl):

Sorry Jonathan, I hit the wrong button when I certified this a month ago. My bad. It is hereby officially certified!!!

 
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I fixed a running toilet today!  I thought it was just an issue of gunk on the flapper that was preventing a good seal.  Unfortunately after cleaning it off, it still leaked.  So I bought a kit to replace all the moving parts of the toilet.
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Leaky toilet
Leaky toilet
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We're getting serious now...
We're getting serious now...
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All done. Yay!
All done. Yay!
Staff note (paul wheaton):

I certify this BB is complete!

 
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