This is a common problem, regardless of the age of your home or your plumbing. Toilets are much more finicky and troublesome than one might think. When your toilet continues to run after it should have stopped ages ago, it’s an enormous waste of water and a huge annoyance at that. Fortunately, it’s super easy to repair.
Start by turning off the water and draining the tank. Remove the ball cock while holding the nut in place. Add a gasket onto the new ball cock and place it in the tank. Tighten the nut from the bottom. Then connect the water supply before replacing and connecting a new flapper and chain to the toilet handle. Easy, right?
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