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What are some ways to repair your leaking toilet?

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It depends on where it leaks. The wax ring that seals the toilet to the waste pipe could be old and dried out. The seal between the tank and the bowl could be old and dried out. The water supply line could be leaking.
If you want a stranger on the internet to offer you advice your question needs to be very specific. And you don't have a clue about toilets, best to call a plumber.
Sure this is fixable by a handy DIY person. But if that was you, then your question would have been more specific.

To know more about repair kits, check Best Toilet Repair Kits 2020

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Below parts will be needed to repair your leaking toilet.

    ·Toilet tank drip tray
    ·Toilet tank insulation
    ·Adjustable or open-end wrench
    ·Replacement tee bolts
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Tools and Supplies are required
The tools and material you require to eliminate water puddling around a toilet will vary, depending on the cause. Below parts will be needed to repair your leaking toilet.

    ·Toilet tank drip tray
    ·Toilet tank insulation
    ·Adjustable or open-end wrench
    ·Replacement tee bolts
    ·Replacement wax ring
    ·Hacksaw (if needed)
    ·Putty knife
    ·Work gloves
    ·Tub and tile caulk

      ·Check for Condensation
      ·Tighten the Tee Bolts
      ·Purchase a New Wax Ring
      ·Disconnect the Toilet
      ·Remove the Toilet
      ·Remove the Old Wax
      ·Install the New Wax Ring
      ·Reinstall the Toilet
      ·Reconnect the Water Line

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