Over the last couple of months, the fill valve in my master bath toilet
(ballcock style) has worn out. What used to be a quiet night, has turned
into frequent sounds of "whoooosh", a sound I can only describe as a
small surge in water pressure that forces more water into the tank.
This didn't happen for the first two years I owned the house, and it
doesn't happen to the other two toilets. Suspecting something internal
in the valve, like a gasket, has gone bad, I decided to replace the fill
They have 3 kinds at the local Lowes, the traditional ballcock, a Korky,
and some other brand. I went with the Korky for no particular reason.
After fighting the flanged feed line, it was in, flushing and happy.
Much to my dismay, I've only exchanged one problem for a similiar problem.
After about 10-30 minutes, instead of the "whooosh", I simply get a
somewhat constant bubbling/gargling in the new float valve. I'm assuming
that again, it's the water pressure issue.
At this point, I'm not sure what to do to get rid of the noise in a once
quit bathroom. Any ideas?