Painting behind toilet tank
Flush, and with your hand, hold open the flapper in the tank to release most of the water in the tank. Remove the remaining 1/2 inch of water with a sponge or an old towel.
Now, at the bottom, left of the tank, disconnect the bottom of the fill valve assembly by unscrewing the cap where the tube from the shutoff valve connects to the bottom of the tank.
Last thing is unscrew the 2 nuts (usually wing nuts) that hold the tank to the bowl.
These are under the tank, behind the bowl. Now, you can lift the tank off the bowl.
I suggest you have a big, old towel on the floor to place the tank on. It's sometimes messy.
When you put it all back, make sure that the fill valve is sitting straight, and the float is not binding against the inside of the tank.
[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited July 12, 2002).]
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