Toilet Repair, Part 1

Remember our noisy toilet, the one that sounded like a jet taking off? We finally got around to replacing the fill valve. And with a little supervision, Amy fixed it herself! Guess that makes her just a little less dependent on me.

The first step was to shut off the water, that's the little valve near the floor in the picture. Amy wanted to know if we could remove the rusty flange and clean it. Maybe another day.
The second step was to remove the offending valve and float. Notice how skanky the inside of the tank is? That's why we got a water system. I can't imagine drinking that stuff in my coffee!