Help. I have purchased two turn off valves to replace a broken one and
The water feed will not come through although the water is turned and
there is water pressure.
Any suggestions about what I am doing wrong?
It's common to report something "doesn't do what it is supposed to do," but
what really helps is a description of what the situation DOES DO when
Question: Do you have the (I assume) toilet connected when you attempt to
operate the valve? If so, maybe the toilet is full?
Seems like not enough information to be able to help you.
Are you sure the original shutoff valve was broken instead of there being
something else wrong that is preventing the tank from filling? -- such as a
problem with the fill valve?
What type of shutoff valve did you take off and what type(s) did you put
on? -- soldered fittings, threaded fittings, push-on type new valve fitting?
Is it an angle valve or a straight valve?
It seems highly unlikely to me that your original valve and two new valves
all do not allow the water supply to flow through them.
Off course the check for all this is to see whether any water flows without
any shutoff valve. Maybe I should bet that there is a secondary shutoff
valve, like I hve in my basement for all water to the second floor
Have you tried removing the valve, putting a bucket over the stub of
pipe (or perhaps purchasing a length of vinyl tubing that you can stick
over the outside of the pipe and then dangle in a bucket) and then turn
on the main water shutoff again to flush the pipe?
also, are you testing this with the toilet hooked up, or the fill hose
for the toilet dangling in a bucket? it's possible that your fill valve
for the toilet is stuck and/or clogged as well.
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