Toilet Supply Line Connectors
TOILET SUPPLY LINE CONNECTORS FAQ's
What is a Toilet Supply Line Connector?
A toilet supply line connector is a component that connects the water supply pipe to the toilet tank. It usually has a flexible hose with metal or plastic nuts at both ends that screw onto the fittings on the pipe and the tank. It allows water to flow into the toilet tank when the fill valve is opened. A toilet supply line connector may need to be replaced if it is leaking, corroded, kinked, or damaged.
What are the Parts of the Toilet Supply Line Connector?
- Hose: This is the flexible tube that carries water from the supply pipe to the toilet tank. It may be made of metal, plastic, or rubber and have different lengths and diameters.
- Nut: This is the metal or plastic part that screws onto the fitting on the supply pipe or the toilet tank. It may have a hexagonal, round, or wing shape and have different sizes and threads.
- Washer: This is the rubber or plastic ring that fits inside the nut and creates a seal between the hose and the fitting. It may have a flat, cone, or beveled shape and have different thicknesses and diameters.
- Ferrule: This is the metal or plastic ring that fits over the end of the hose and compresses it against the fitting when the nut is tightened. It may have a smooth or ribbed surface and have different sizes and shapes.
How to Install a Toilet Supply Line Connector?
Installing a toilet supply line connector is a DIY project that requires some plumbing skills and tools. The exact steps may vary depending on the type and model of the connector and the existing plumbing in your bathroom.
- Turn off the water supply to the toilet and flush it to drain the tank. Disconnect the old supply line from the toilet tank and the supply pipe by unscrewing the nuts with a wrench or pliers. You may need to use a basin wrench if the nuts are hard to reach.
- Remove the old supply line and discard it. You may need to cut it with a pipe cutter or a hacksaw if it is not flexible or detachable.
- Wrap Teflon tape or apply pipe joint compound to the threads of the new supply line connector and the fittings on the supply pipe and the toilet tank. This will create a seal and prevent leaks.
- Attach the new supply line connector to the supply pipe by screwing on the nut. You may need to use a compression fitting, a push-to-connect fitting, or a soldered fitting depending on the type of connector and pipe you have.
- Attach the other end of the new supply line connector to the toilet tank by screwing on the nut. You may need to use an adapter or a gasket if the connector does not fit properly.
- Turn on the water supply and check for leaks at both ends of the connector. If you see any drips, turn off the water and tighten the nuts more or apply more Teflon tape or pipe joint compound.