My toilet tank is so close to the wall that I cannot paint behind it with a mini-roller. How do I drain the water and remove the tank? Thank you.
Are you sure you want to remove the tank just to paint behind it? Reason I ask is that plumbing fixtures tend to leak when disturbed. That said, drain tank by turning off water supply - normally at line where it exits from wall. These shutoffs also tend to not turn off all the way if old but give it a shot. Then flush toilet, and hold flapper valve open to allow most water to flush. Check that no water is entering tank. Some water will remain in tank and you will have to remove that by sponge or rag. After all water is out, remove water line just below tank. There should be two bolts holding tank to toilet. If the heads have screw slots (inside tank), use large screwdriver to hold them while removing the nuts below tank. Then just lift takk upwards to remove. Paint and reinstall.
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