What to do in a Plumbing Emergency

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Do you know what to do in a plumbing emergency? Here's a couple tips to stop the water from flooding your home and to get the help you'll need.
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Did you ever have a major bathroom plumbing emergency? How'd you solve it? Tell us below. 


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Chris Y. from Eau claire, PA on 12/29/2009 at 08:27 AM MT
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I not only like the information in this video, I like how the title truncates in the side menu as, "How to Stop a Toilet".  Unknowing viewers would think it's a video on how to plug up someone's commode  8)
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Carole W. from Tinton falls, NJ on 01/21/2010 at 11:32 AM MT
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Yes, I did. The tank behind the toilet flooded and the bathroom floor also flooded, which ran over into the basement, causing limited flooding there as well. I did not have a shut-off valve under the bowl, so I had to locate the main water line and pull the lever down. I contacted a plumber who replaced the rubber piece that let the water in and out of the tank. It was a traumatic experience, not to mention wet and messy.
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Johannes B. from Walnut creek, CA on 07/13/2010 at 10:38 PM MT
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YES YES YES too many times. Worst one when we tried to lift the float as in the video, and the lever hinge broke - the water kept running overflowing the central drain pipe and running freely down into an already flooded toilet. Trying to close the valve while strying to keep the water from entering the central pipe required YOGA flexability. Hard earned advice for anyone with older model toilets - go and buy The highest flush rating toilet you can find and get that installed pronto. Live is better after that. <br />
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