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11 Unusual Uses for Kool-Aid

Bob Vila Logo By Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 11: To check for leaks in your toilet tank, open the lid and pour a packet of dark-colored Kool-Aid into the reserve tank. Let it sit for 30 minutes. If the liquid in the bowl changes color, then water is leaking from the tank into the bowl. Related: 10 Things Never to Flush Down the Toilet

Check Your Toilet for Leaks

To check for leaks in your toilet tank, open the lid and pour a packet of dark-colored Kool-Aid into the reserve tank. Let it sit for 30 minutes. If the liquid in the bowl changes color, then water is leaking from the tank into the bowl.

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