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Old 04-19-2013, 01:07 AM   #1
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Probably a dumb question, but how far should you open your toilet valve? I recently replaced my fill valve, and the original installer of the toilet had the water supply valve on the toilet wide open. I opened probably about a third of the way (thinking that perhaps wide open is too much pressure) but is there standard, such as- open it wide open and then back off a quarter turn or something like that? Please advise.

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Typically, all the way open.

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All the way open. You want the fastest fill.
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The valve controls flow not pressure.
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Those angle stop valves should be fully open because they have a back seat to prevent leaking in case the stem packing leaks . If the stem packing leaks a little while operating the valve it usually stops leaking when the back seat is reached in the fully open position .
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That settles that question! Thank you all for the responses. I must have just been a bit na´ve assuming the valve is related to governing the amount of pressure on the toilet fill valve, but fully open it is
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yep open all the way

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