I replace the guts in my toilet tank.
The old one was a ball on a shaft the floated up to stop the water flow. The
new one I bought has no float, I'm not sure what causes the water to stop
flowing but whatever it is its not working to well...
We came home the othernight and the tank had been running for about 5 hours.
It filled my septic system and started overflowing into the basement. only a
couple of gallons before we got hom and discovered it.
My question is:
What is the best/most reliable unit to put into the tank.
I dont want to keep telling the kids to wait and make shure the toilet stops
runing before they leave the house...
If a running toilet made your septic overflow into the basement the
toilet is the last of your worries. It's just the straw that broke the
camel's (septic tank/system) back.
Get a septic service out there and pull the covers for a pumping and
Fluid master is the new standard, and while not fool proof, they give a
lot of service between repairs. I've noticed a lot of toliets now come
with them from the factory.
I was an early adopter, and they do have their flaws, but nothing
compared to a ball cock or those little pressure operated valves. Is
the float adjusted properly? There is a slide on the metal rod that
sets that. I've also found a little faucet grease on the body where the
float slides does all the good
What *was* wrong with the kind he used to have, the floating metal
ball on a horizontal rod? I had those for years before I got to NY**
and they seemed to work fine.
**Most apartment buildings in NY have flushometers.
Get a Fluidmaster Leak Sentry Pro-Fill Valve (400LS). It has a device
that, once the tank has been refilled, will not allow any more water to
fill the tank until you trip the handle. The tank then fills. You then
trip the handle again to flush. This alerts you to the fact that the
stopper didn't work.
I got mine from Hone Depot. Wal-Mart doesn't carry the one with this
feature (the 400 LS). The only negative was that the adjustment for
this feature is tricky and somewhat time consuming, but if I can keep
the thing from running, it's time well spent. Aggravating, though.
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