How to fix most running toilets.
Dad, how do I?
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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  • Richard Marquez
    Richard Marquez

    Here is my comment, you deserve all this

  • Cynthia Martinez
    Cynthia Martinez

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

  • Ashley Landreth
    Ashley Landreth

    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?

  • jsharkee

    You're a good man.1q

  • Cara Herrnberger
    Cara Herrnberger

    Thanks dad! No more running toilet 😊

  • Danyel Garcia
    Danyel Garcia

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

  • Haley Lanier
    Haley Lanier

    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!

  • Victoria Chavez
    Victoria Chavez

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

  • Priscila Almeida
    Priscila Almeida

    Parabéns pela sua atitude!😍

  • LemonJuiceGV

    Thx dad

  • NezarBan

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

  • Daisy Rogers
    Daisy Rogers

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

  • Diego C.
    Diego C.

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

  • Min Lee
    Min Lee

    Hi, Dad. 😁😁 From Korea

  • Susan Kilpatrick
    Susan Kilpatrick

    Protect this man at all cost!

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    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.

  • FeMC

    love you dad thank you

  • Ceci Contreras
    Ceci Contreras

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

  • Kyle Conner
    Kyle Conner

    Thanks Dad. I was having issues with this.

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin

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

  • Docta J.
    Docta J.

    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!

  • Katri Saarinen
    Katri Saarinen

    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! 😅

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin

      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

  • M. Jordan
    M. Jordan

    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.

  • Joanna Krukowska
    Joanna Krukowska

    Love your jokes 😍

  • joshua jordan
    joshua jordan

    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.

  • Bboy Genkai
    Bboy Genkai

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

  • MariyaP2312 Popova
    MariyaP2312 Popova

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


    Please put a Turkish subtitle?

  • freyadarts

    Mr. Incredible!

  • Priyanka

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

  • Mariah Bridgeman
    Mariah Bridgeman

    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

  • Judith Scott
    Judith Scott

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

  • Frayco

    A dad joke makes this much more immersive

  • Thata Pereira
    Thata Pereira

    Queria que tivesse legendas em português 🙁

  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor

    Can you do one about replacing a sink sprayer?

  • Christina Utley
    Christina Utley

    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.

  • Lucas Mckenzie
    Lucas Mckenzie

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

  • Your Little Dreamboat
    Your Little Dreamboat

    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.

  • TV Box
    TV Box

    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

  • Den Led
    Den Led

    Dad, how do I replace the shower head?

  • Bogna Si
    Bogna Si

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  • Wednesday B
    Wednesday B

    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

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    kolim jone

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  • Zack Hart
    Zack Hart

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  • Daniil Sheremet
    Daniil Sheremet

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

    • kolim jone
      kolim jone

      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

  • Tonkaow Gaming
    Tonkaow Gaming

    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.

  • Diana Dueñas
    Diana Dueñas

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

  • Dandy and Cream
    Dandy and Cream

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

  • Erin Witucki
    Erin Witucki

    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!

  • C. G.
    C. G.

    How do you patch a hole in the wall?

  • Hobitツ

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

  • Marie

    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!

  • Kayla Jacobsson
    Kayla Jacobsson

    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?

  • Becca Flaig
    Becca Flaig

    You are so freaking adorable🥺🥺 thanks dad.

  • miz F
    miz F

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  • Manders Salamanders
    Manders Salamanders

    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!

  • Hart Dr
    Hart Dr

    Love you Dad

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    Ana chavez wong

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

  • Nay Day
    Nay Day

    My chain thingy broke and this just helped so much

  • rafa zamora
    rafa zamora

    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

  • iAmSoNoodle

    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

  • Lisa orlando
    Lisa orlando

    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

  • Cory Janeway
    Cory Janeway

    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.

  • Manuel Arturo Velasquez
    Manuel Arturo Velasquez

    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.

  • Sam Umber
    Sam Umber

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

  • J D
    J D

    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

  • T. M. Zyonne
    T. M. Zyonne

    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.

  • sebas deathbat
    sebas deathbat

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

  • Luke Marlowe
    Luke Marlowe

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

  • JustmeEmarie

    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!

  • Dee Chhoeung
    Dee Chhoeung

    Thank u, dad

  • Natalie haj
    Natalie haj

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

  • 1Independentrider

    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.

  • Death By Decay
    Death By Decay

    Thanks dad

  • Crfrisk Elias
    Crfrisk Elias

    Thank, dad.

  • unicornshampoo

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

  • Javier Derteano
    Javier Derteano

    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.

  • kryz32123

    Thank you, daddy.

  • Mistah White
    Mistah White

    thank you 🙏