- - towel or sponge;
- - Adjustable wrench;
- - Cleaning fluid for WD-40;
- - Saw on metal;
- - Screwdriver.
Turn off the water to a tank using the water valve, which usually comes out of the floor or wall behind the toilet.Then drain off all the water, which is in the tank by pressing the drain several times.After that, remove the remnants of the liquid with a sponge on the bottom of the tank and disconnect the water pipe.
Measure your tank and write down the model and the manufacturer's name.Also it is necessary to record the serial number, because sometimes it is possible to find all the necessary information about the product.Buy a replacement for your tank and make sure that the new tank is suitable for your toilet.Now you can start the procedure for replacement.
Remove the tank lid and loosen the nuts on the bolts that secure the tank to the toilet bowl, using an adjustable wrench.These bolts are usually through the bottom of the tank and secured to the rear wall of the toilet bowl.Often, nuts rust due to constant contact with water.Therefore, apply a cleaning fluid to the surface of the nuts and wait for a while.Try to loosen them.If the nuts are still not able to unscrew, you have to use a saw for metal to cut down them.
Replace all valves and gaskets, which dried up.Since you have already opened the tank, it is best to do it right than to disassemble then.Pay special attention to the gasket at the base of the tank.
Replace the tank.The last step is to install a new tank.Carefully install a new tank in place and, at the same time, be sure to install the gasket into the space between the tank and the toilet bowl.Some manufacturers provide a gasket complete with tank.Insert the bolts at the base of the toilet and tighten wrench.Nuts can also be packaged with a tank.If not, use the old bolts or purchase for a new price.Avoid Tighten the bolts, otherwise you can break new tank or toilet bowl.
Connect the water supply hose and fill the tank.Drain the water a few times to make sure there are no leaks.As a result of all the procedures, you will not only replace the tank themselves, but also save a lot of money, because the call specialist usually break the bank.
If you've never replaced the cistern, you should consult an expert or do it in the company of a man with experience in such matters.Also it is necessary to consider all their actions and to acquire all the necessary spare parts before the start of the work, because if something goes wrong as planned, you will have to break away from work and go to the store.