Toliet Running - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: georgia
Posts: 294
Rewards Points: 254
Default

toliet running


I have an American Standard cadet 3 that was installed @ 6 months ago. When water in tank reaches correct "float" level, water slows down but continues to trickle endlessly, submersing float and running past top of overflow pipe. ??? Thanks

Advertisement

ugabulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
Journeyman Plumber
 
Ron The Plumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 1,994
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

toliet running


Install a new fillvalve in it.

Advertisement

__________________
Fix it right the first time, so you won't have to fix it a 2nd time.

2008 Oregon Specialty Plumbing Codes
Ron The Plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
Licensed Master Plumber
 
mstplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 211
Rewards Points: 150
Default

toliet running


UGA,

According to their website, those toilets use a Fluidmaster 400 fill valve. This is a good fill valve but it sounds like yours may have a little trash in it. It's not too hard to pop the cap off the top and take it apart to clean it. You can also replace it very easily. Fluidmasters are available at almost any hardware or DIY store.

If you make sure and buy the same kind of Fluidmaster there is a trick that will make this fastest toilet repair you've ever seen. First, turn the water off to the toilet. About half way down the fill valve there is a retaining ring that snaps down to hold the valve together. You can see this very easily on a new one. Just pop the ring up and pull the top half of the valve off. The valve body is threaded to allow for height adjustment and you will hear some clicks as the valve comes apart, that's OK. Do the same thing with the new one, install the new top on the old bottom, pushing it down far enough to make sure the top of the fill valve will be below the tank lid, and snap the ring back down. Make sure the ring is down all the way and secure. If it's not it will look like an episode of the Lucy show when you turn the water back on and you will get wet. Turn the water back on and adjust the water level with the little clip on the side. If you do this right it will take longer to open the box than to replace the Fluidmaster.
__________________
Mstplumber

Check out my goofy video for my new toilet repair book.
mstplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: georgia
Posts: 294
Rewards Points: 254
Default

toliet running


thanks mstplumbper.... it was debris in the valve, looked like pieces of rock from the rock well.
ugabulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freedom 90 furnance not running reliably from generator jrielsky HVAC 6 02-12-2008 02:48 PM
Help! hot water won't stop running despite faucet changes. nodak_luke Plumbing 4 12-14-2007 06:38 PM
taco 700 constantly running.... drizzyboy HVAC 3 11-27-2007 08:03 AM
Running a generator for power outages tropic home Electrical 5 12-04-2006 09:22 PM
running ethernet through attic null_pointer_us Building & Construction 3 05-15-2006 06:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts