Any plumbers on here?

Nortonsmeatytit

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I need advice. My parents have a bathroom w/a toilet in their basement and I need to change out the toilet mechanism. I turned off the water, drained the back holding tank but I'm having a bitch of a time removing the plastic stem on the old mechanism from the bottom of the back basin. It's a bitch trying to fit an adjustable wrench back there to actually unscrew the stem of the old mechanism (there is only like 2" of clearance), any hints on how to un screw the old mechanism out from the back basin easily? I'm about ready to take a sledgehammer to the fuckin thing.
 

MrAbovePar

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You can't use a towel to firm up your grip and do it by hand? Most of those things aren't on that tight.
 

Glenn Dandy

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are you changing the flush valve? or the fill valve? in the toilet tank. I realize you tried to type it inteligently but I would be better off if you just that thingy etc.. its what imn use to hearing.


two things to remember when changing a ballcock.... never use ametal supply nut with a plastic fill valve. used pipe dope on the ruibber seal and you wont need to make it super tight.

as far as the nut if its that tight a space you can go buy a basin wrench to undo it.

 

JoeyDVDZ

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Heh.... ballcock.
 
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Master Plumber GD beat me to it. Get one those wrenches. It comes in handy.
 

Nortonsmeatytit

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Yeah, the base of the ballcock shaft is the fucker.....I'm going to a hardware store for the basin wrench this afternoon, bless you, I would've never known such a device existed. The shaft is plastic and is locked in there, who knows how long the fuckers been screwed in there.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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shit flows down hill.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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I find it very handy to have the base of my ballcock shaft worked on.