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Old 04-14-2016, 09:23 PM   #16
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Thank you guys...the shut off is a compressing fitting type and it's obviously screwed on...I think the fill valve needs to be replaced and I'll clean the rubber seal that the flapper seats onto Here are just a few basic questions:

1. how do you figure the height of the adjustable fill valve?
2. is the idea to get the fill valve to shut off when the water level is right below the overflow tube?

I have a fluidmaster kit already and this is what I'll use.

Any other questions, pls advise, tstex
The answer to question 1 is question 2. To remove the cap to access the rubber seal you rotate the cap a few degrees and it comes apart. See your instructions in the Fluidmaster Kit you purchased. Also be sure to clean off the seat for the flapper with a rag or even your finger to remove the growth of algea that continues to grow in most water systems. Do the above and you will solve your leak. Good luck
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:25 PM   #17
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1. how do you figure the height of the adjustable fill valve?
2. is the idea to get the fill valve to shut off when the water level is right below the overflow tube?

I have a fluidmaster kit already and this is what I'll use.

Any other questions, pls advise, tstex
Read blocks 2,5, and 6 of the fluidmaster instructions. (click link below) Use the zoom feature if you have trouble reading. Hope you get it figured out soon tstex.

http://www.fluidmaster.com/product_d...ns_english.pdf
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:59 AM   #18
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I am coming in late to tjis discussion so forgive me if I am repeating what others have said.

If you filled the tank with water to a level below the top of the overflow pipe and turned off the shutoff, and, in the morning water was above the overflow pipe and there was dye in the bowl, the only explanation is that your shutoff is not holding. That is not a problem except when you are working on the toilet and need that shutoff valve to hold. If you decide to replace it I would highly recommend a 1/4 turn ball valve.

Even if the shutoff is not holding, the float on the fill valve should, if working correctly, stop any more eater from entering the tank. Since that is not what happened in your case, I would suggest you replace the fill valve (10 minutes and $8). Adjust that new fill valve so that when full, the water is 1 inch below the top of the overflow pipe.

If that doesn't solve the problem and dye is still getting into the bowl, you need a new FLUSH valve, which is the part with the flapper and overflow pipe. Again that is an $8 item. To replace it, empty all of the water out of the tank, and look for two plastic nuts under the back of the bowl where the tank and bowl join. Remove those nuts and then lift the tank off of the bowl. Turn the tank upside down and you will see a large foam or rubber gasket in the center. Remove that gasket. You should then see a very large plastic nut. Remove that nut and the old flush valve will fall out. Reverse that procedure to install the new flush valve. When re-attaching the tank to the bowl you may have two rubber pads that go on the ridge at the back of the bowl between the bowl and the tank. Tighten the tank nuts just until the tank contacts those rubber pads.

Re-hook the flapper chain to the handle and check the operation of the toilet. Adjist as needed.

Hope that helps.

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:26 AM   #19
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*******UPDATE -FIXED*******

Ok team, I did two things: I really cleaned the seat that the rubber-flapper seals onto...that I believe has enough debris on it to allow water/dye seepage into tank.

Next, I pulled the cap off the float and cleaned the inside...there was all kinds of X in there, and even a very sm piece of rubber, prob a fragment of the rubber seal...It's working fine now and no immediate leakage on dye test, no water running etc...I will still turn-off the water a do a test tonight just to make sure...thanks a million everyone!

Since I have to replace the seal in the top of the float anyway, and I have X more toilets the same way, should I go ahead and replace them all, or "if it 'ain't' broke, don't fix it"? I am more proactive as a whole, but I'll take everyone's advice.

Thanks again and everyone have a great weekend, Friday is here !!!

tstex

PS - it is a fluidmaster fill valve, just for the record
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Glad everything is working for you now tstex. Nice job.

If it we me, I would leave the others alone for now. Doing preventive maintenance is always a good thing. Your call on that.
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Thanks Jmon - I'll take your advice on letting well enough alone. I will, however, clean-out the bowl w the flapper wide-open and water on...not getting rid of that sediment and other is only going to cause issues...

Again, appreciate everyone's help - and also, that link to the fluidmaster diagram was excellent...that sealed the deal...imagine that, just reading the directions/

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I hear ya. Lol. Happens to me all the time.
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