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. Richard Marquez

    Richard Marquezپیش 11 ساعت

    Here is my comment, you deserve all this

  2. Cynthia Martinez

    Cynthia Martinezپیش 11 ساعت

    I’m so glad to have found you, dad! Looking forward to more videos :)

  3. Ashley Landreth

    Ashley Landrethپیش 12 ساعت

    So my toilet is not broken . Its sealed and everything, but its really loud( both of them are) and there is moisture on the outside of them a lot. ( i thought it was because of the shower but now I don't know. Any advice?

  4. jsharkee

    jsharkeeپیش 12 ساعت

    You're a good man.1q

  5. Cara Herrnberger

    Cara Herrnbergerپیش 12 ساعت

    Thanks dad! No more running toilet 😊

  6. Danyel Garcia

    Danyel Garciaپیش 12 ساعت

    Can you do one on completely replacing a toilet? The weird ring thing and all???

  7. Haley Lanier

    Haley Lanierپیش 13 ساعت

    My parents got divorced when I was 5 and the toilet at my moms still runs to this day. The handle gets stuck and you have to wiggle it half way to get it to stop. I’m going to try this!

  8. Victoria Chavez

    Victoria Chavezپیش 13 ساعت

    I hope you monetize your channel. I think your content is definitely needed and appreciated.

  9. Priscila Almeida

    Priscila Almeidaپیش 13 ساعت

    Parabéns pela sua atitude!😍

  10. LemonJuiceGV

    LemonJuiceGVپیش 13 ساعت

    Thx dad

  11. NezarBan

    NezarBanپیش 14 ساعت

    I know that when I get older and have a family, I would be coming here

  12. Daisy Rogers

    Daisy Rogersپیش 14 ساعت

    IRgos Dad what if theres a brand new flapper and its still running?

  13. Diego C.

    Diego C.پیش 14 ساعت

    Usually when one of those is busted me and my dad switch the whole thing but this was good information to know :)

  14. Min Lee

    Min Leeپیش 15 ساعت

    Hi, Dad. 😁😁 From Korea

  15. Susan Kilpatrick

    Susan Kilpatrickپیش 16 ساعت

    Protect this man at all cost!

  16. lxSagexl

    lxSagexlپیش 16 ساعت

    Thank you, Sir. I grew up without a father as well, and learning how to support my mother without anyone to “teach” me how to has been difficult. The time for her to support me has long passed, and now it’s time to repay her for all she’s done, and you’ve helped me to learn how.

  17. FeMC

    FeMCپیش 17 ساعت

    love you dad thank you

  18. Ceci Contreras

    Ceci Contrerasپیش 17 ساعت

    Please make some more Dad...How Do I. You helping so much not only the siblings but single moms, and widows.

  19. Kyle Conner

    Kyle Connerپیش 17 ساعت

    Thanks Dad. I was having issues with this.

  20. opzz xsin

    opzz xsinپیش 18 ساعت

    He looks like the type of guy who'd bring his child's entire class cupcakes on their birthday.

  21. Docta J.

    Docta J.پیش 18 ساعت

    Thank you for being you!! Fyi my wife caught me crying from your other video so I'm going down the rabbit hole on your channel!

  22. Katri Saarinen

    Katri Saarinenپیش 18 ساعت

    My father has done suicide when i was little, so i never had dad to teach me stuff like this! You are amazing!! Thankyou! ♥️ now i can finally fix my toilet! 😅

  23. opzz xsin

    opzz xsinپیش 18 ساعت

    I'm European (Poland to be precise) and I've never seen toilet flush build like that. It seems much simpler than "our" version though. The general idea is the same, it's just bu

  24. M. Jordan

    M. Jordanپیش 18 ساعت

    I had to teach my roommates how to do this. I wish I had this video then! Thank you for being so kind and informative.

  25. Joanna Krukowska

    Joanna Krukowskaپیش 19 ساعت

    Love your jokes 😍

  26. joshua jordan

    joshua jordanپیش 20 ساعت

    What do you do when you break off one of the tabs that the flapper sits on? I cannot seem to get the center piece out to replace it.

  27. Bboy Genkai

    Bboy Genkaiپیش 21 ساعت

    You ve helped me a ton in just a coupe vids than my actual dad un my whole life

  28. MariyaP2312 Popova

    MariyaP2312 Popovaپیش 21 ساعت

    Не понимаю, что вы говорите, но всё наглядно ясно. Вы огромный молодец! Действительно...полезные советы!


    FARUK DURUپیش 23 ساعت

    Please put a Turkish subtitle?

  30. freyadarts

    freyadartsپیش 23 ساعت

    Mr. Incredible!

  31. Priyanka

    Priyankaپیش 23 ساعت

    Your doing so amazing, I feel happy whenever I watch a video ❤✌😊

  32. Mariah Bridgeman

    Mariah Bridgemanپیش روز

    My toilet was broken, but when you flushed it, the water would just keep running, and eventually overflow because it didn't go down, and it wouldn't stop going. In my old house it happened all the time, and we just turned off the water when hat happened. We never knew where the water was coming from because even when the water would be all out of the back of the toilet it didn't stop going, but eventually it would stop if we emptied the water. In our new house, it happened once and my grandpa fixed the toilet. He put in a new flusher thing, but it was too light so water would just constantly fill the bowl, so we had to keep it turned off. Then we got a steel flusher, and it flushed super strong and it's really nice

  33. Judith Scott

    Judith Scottپیش روز

    I've watched several of your videos. Thank you!

  34. Frayco

    Fraycoپیش روز

    A dad joke makes this much more immersive

  35. Thata Pereira

    Thata Pereiraپیش روز

    Queria que tivesse legendas em português 🙁

  36. Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylorپیش روز

    Can you do one about replacing a sink sprayer?

  37. Christina Utley

    Christina Utleyپیش روز

    Thank you for this channel. I'm a grown 32yo woman who's dad was there was not emotionally. He also didn't believe in teaching me anything because I'm a girl. I was a single mom for 7yrs and its hard to have to pay for simple services like this or worse rely on men you know to come help.

  38. Lucas Mckenzie

    Lucas Mckenzieپیش روز

    I have come to inform you that you are now my dad.

  39. Your Little Dreamboat

    Your Little Dreamboatپیش روز

    My toilets not running... I already know how to do this... why am I watching this?! Lol probably because like everyone else, my dad is gone (3 years now 😔) and I miss calling him for the “how do I...”s in life.

  40. TV Box

    TV Boxپیش روز

    I'm European (Poland to be precise) and I've never seen toilet flush build like that. It seems much simpler than "our" version though. The general idea is the same, it's just build differently

  41. Den Led

    Den Ledپیش روز

    Dad, how do I replace the shower head?

  42. Bogna Si

    Bogna Siپیش روز

    Hi! I want to talk about very sensitive topic to mention in your videos: Please tell other man what all man should hear from their own fathers: "If you want to leave a girlfriend, end a stable relation you have a full right to do it. It is ok to end a relation that you dont like. But, very important, first make sure she is not pregnant. Wait till she has her next mens" I think many tragedys could be avoid this way.

  43. Wednesday B

    Wednesday Bپیش روز

    I need to replace my the bigger whole part and my handle is jacked up and I don’t know how ? Single poor chick living alone

  44. kolim jone

    kolim joneپیش روز

    Hey Dad, now you gotta deal with all of your new children from r/teenagers

  45. B2om K

    B2om Kپیش روز


  46. Zack Hart

    Zack Hartپیش روز

    Man i really wish i had a dad.

  47. Daniil Sheremet

    Daniil Sheremetپیش روز

    can you make subtitles? Please! We could translate them into other languages

  48. kolim jone

    kolim joneپیش روز

    Ive seen a couple of your videos and you are an amazing person i losy my dad when i was 6 years old and most of the stuff you show had to learned it by my self

  49. Tonkaow Gaming

    Tonkaow Gamingپیش روز

    Just for another case, You can check the other side of the rubber cover (The side that closes the hole) something it has calcium or something stuck to the rubber that makes it can't completely close the hole and make the water running all the time. Use some screwdriver to scatch it off then you don't have to buy a new rubber.

  50. Diana Dueñas

    Diana Dueñasپیش روز

    Why am I crying? I do have a dad! I miss him so much tho. This is so pure, I can’t even.

  51. Dandy and Cream

    Dandy and Creamپیش روز

    this man is so wholesome idk what happened to his dad but it helped him become who he is

  52. Erin Witucki

    Erin Wituckiپیش روز

    I have a wonderful dad and a husband and do not have a broken toilet...but still loved watching this. You are so adorable and these are awesome videos. I usually let my husband fix broken stuff, but now I know how to fix the toilet next time!

  53. C. G.

    C. G.پیش روز

    How do you patch a hole in the wall?

  54. Hobitツ

    Hobitツپیش روز

    Именно такой контент должен заслуживать миллионы просмотров, а не всякие дурачки по типу A4

  55. Marie

    Marieپیش روز

    I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT! I FIXED MY TOILET! OMG! I'm so excited! I've never been able to fix anything! I have duepencher's disease and my fingers don't work well but I still did it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so grateful!

  56. Kayla Jacobsson

    Kayla Jacobssonپیش روز

    My toilet doesn't flush any amount of toilet paper, it just floods 100% of the time. Is there a way to fix this at all?

  57. Becca Flaig

    Becca Flaigپیش روز

    You are so freaking adorable🥺🥺 thanks dad.

  58. miz F

    miz Fپیش روز

    This channel is amazing and great!! SUPER GOOD IDEA, FANTASTIC IDEA!!👌👌👌👌❤❤❤❤❤

  59. Manders Salamanders

    Manders Salamandersپیش روز

    Dad, what if my tank and bowl are full, but there’s still a quieter sound of water running? I usually have to open the tank, tap the little thingy thing, and then it stops. I don’t know what the “thingy thing” is actually called...but it’s the top of that arm. Help me please!

  60. Hart Dr

    Hart Drپیش روز

    Love you Dad

  61. Ana chavez wong

    Ana chavez wongپیش روز

    Hi dad... Could you help on knowing hpw to fix a light switch please🥺🥺

  62. Nay Day

    Nay Dayپیش روز

    My chain thingy broke and this just helped so much

  63. rafa zamora

    rafa zamoraپیش روز

    Ive seen a couple of your videos and you are an amazing person i losy my dad when i was 6 years old and most of the stuff you show had to learned it by my self

  64. iAmSoNoodle

    iAmSoNoodleپیش روز

    I love these videos! Thank you! Would you be able to do a video on fixing a garbage disposal please?! It wouldn't work anymore and the the sink gets stopped up sometimes

  65. Lisa orlando

    Lisa orlandoپیش روز

    Hi What a beautiful thing you created. Not only will you be helping Boy's/young Men/ But me as a single parent a woman , I never have a man around to help me with basic things like this with the running toilet. Now maybe you should show some children The basics of "FOOD-SHOPPING ) OR how to cook basic eggs, pasta, or BBQ IDEAS GOD BLESS YOU XO

  66. Cory Janeway

    Cory Janewayپیش روز

    My dad was never around much. And by the time we developed a relationship he was on his deathbed. This is such a sweet thing to do for us who missed out on that father figure role. My mom was a super mom so I learned a lot from her though. She did anything she put her mind to. Even if there were mistakes along the way.

  67. Manuel Arturo Velasquez

    Manuel Arturo Velasquezپیش روز

    Thank you! I always wanted my dad to learn me these stuff but when i was a child he told me he was going to buy some cigarets and then he never came back again.

  68. Sam Umber

    Sam Umberپیش روز

    No body has loved dad jokes more than when this guy tells them

  69. J D

    J Dپیش روز

    Just subscribed today!☺️ could you do a video on how to fix a toilet paper holder that keeps falling out of the wall?🙏🏻 please 😭 help me lol

  70. T. M. Zyonne

    T. M. Zyonneپیش روز

    I have a question. My toilet doesn't flush unless you insert water in the cup. What can I do to fix it? The worst part is that it is a new toilet and have over a year since my mom brought it and is already damage :(. I will appreciate if someone answer me.

  71. sebas deathbat

    sebas deathbatپیش روز

    I would like it to be subtitled in spanish, i speak more spanish than english

  72. Luke Marlowe

    Luke Marloweپیش روز

    Good things happen to good people. ❤️ You deserve the recent growth to your channel.

  73. JustmeEmarie

    JustmeEmarieپیش روز

    Nice videos! Thanks for posting, keep working hard. Some more video ideas for you: how do I build credit; how do I buy a new car and what to expect; how to treat a lady; how to be a great dad; etc :) can’t wait to see the new vids!

  74. Dee Chhoeung

    Dee Chhoeungپیش روز

    Thank u, dad

  75. Natalie haj

    Natalie hajپیش 2 روز

    Someone recommended me your channel on Twitter. Your videos are very useful ❤️❤️

  76. 1Independentrider

    1Independentriderپیش 2 روز

    I know how to do all of this stuff already. I grew up asking my dad things like this. My dad passed away last august so I’m just here because I miss him.

  77. Death By Decay

    Death By Decayپیش 2 روز

    Thanks dad

  78. Crfrisk Elias

    Crfrisk Eliasپیش 2 روز

    Thank, dad.

  79. unicornshampoo

    unicornshampooپیش 2 روز

    Subscribed. I am watching these all now before I need to use them.

  80. Javier Derteano

    Javier Derteanoپیش 2 روز

    If somoene is asking that question, the water of the cistern is as clean as tap water. There is no problem putting your hand inside.

  81. kryz32123

    kryz32123پیش 2 روز

    Thank you, daddy.

  82. Mistah White

    Mistah Whiteپیش 2 روز

    thank you 🙏