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Old 10-25-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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When the toilet is flushed, it sounds as if the water never fully stops running. I've adjusted the float arm, thus decreasing the amount of water filling the tank (so its not running over the overflow pipe). This didn't stop it.

As I lift on the arm, or as I tighten the screw on the ballcock, the sound I hear goes away. But the minute I release the arm or stop tightening the screw, it starts up again.

All that being said, does it sound as if the ballcock needs replaced? Could it be the flapper? Suggestions?

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When the toilet is flushed, it sounds as if the water never fully stops running. I've adjusted the float arm, thus decreasing the amount of water filling the tank (so its not running over the overflow pipe). This didn't stop it.

As I lift on the arm, or as I tighten the screw on the ballcock, the sound I hear goes away. But the minute I release the arm or stop tightening the screw, it starts up again.

All that being said, does it sound as if the ballcock needs replaced? Could it be the flapper? Suggestions?
It can't be the flapper doing that. Change the fill valve like this and that will fix the problum

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
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It can't be the flapper doing that. Change the fill valve like this and that will fix the problum
Thanks! Will do just that.
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It can't be the flapper doing that. Change the fill valve like this and that will fix the problum
Agreed-fluidmaster is the best (and cheapest) that's rare!
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Agreed-fluidmaster is the best (and cheapest) that's rare!
Best and cheap?! Loving that.
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I'm back. Things came up and I'm just now getting to this (have had the toilet shut off for the past month). So, I purchased the fluidmaster as suggested above. However, I got into my toilet tank and it is a little different - there is no flapper that I can take off, it is part of the overflow tube. Here is a photo of what my tank looks like. http://cdn.handyguyspodcast.com/wp-c...0/toilet_s.jpg

So, how do I go about remove this type of "flapper" so that I can replace the fill valve and flapper from fluidmaster??
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Or should I take this one back and get one that is just the fill valve and bypass the kit that includes the flapper? I'm assuming I can by the fill valve only and not the flapper.
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yes, you can buy just the fill valve without the flapper. Around 10-12 bucks.
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OK, didn't know if I need a new flapper (of flush valve, as I've learned I have) or if the fill valve is all to fix the issue. Thanks!
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Once you change the fill valve and get it adjusted, if it still runs every now and then (without being flushed) then the flapper is leaking and need replaced too, but from your description the fill valve will likely do the trick.
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if you need the seal for the flush valve and can't find one locally you can get one here:

http://www.mansfieldparts.com/product69.html

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