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Lowe's.com has Fluidmaster Performax Universal Adjustable Toilet Fill Valve on sale for $4.79. Select free store pickup where stock permits otherwise shipping is free for MyLowe's Members (free to sign up) where available. Thanks Phaty

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as much as the crass comment from Xymox, which is about to be marked by SD as the most helpful comment in this thread.
Found the party pooper.
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Thank goodness! The sh*t's been piling up around here!
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Found the party pooper.
You censored the quote to make it about you, when in fact it was about useful information rather than puerile and crass comments.

Your toilet party goes down the drain. Grow up!
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You censored the quote to make it about you, when in fact it was about useful information rather than puerile and crass comments.

Your toilet party goes down the drain. Grow up!
Censored? You mean edited for relevance. Who crapped in your corn flakes this morning?
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I'm so damn tempted to buy it just to have a spare. but my house is also full of spares. (I fixed my disposal with epoxy and it can't rust anymore, so now the spare disposal unit has been sitting for years.)
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Do the flapper at the same time. Not much $$$ and will be PM for years of service. Just be sure the shut-off valve is working OK. Start by putting some PB Blaster around the shaft of the shut-off valve the day before.
Honestly while you are at it go ahead and swap the shut-off valve if it isn't already a quarter turn valve and replace the supply line as well.
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I replaced one of these last month for $10, but got a universal Korky one without the float assembly.
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I replaced one. My toilet started leaking out the bottom of the tank. Super easy to do.
There's just a little gasket between this fill valve at the bottom of the tank. Maybe some sediment or something worked its way between there? I bet if you drained the tank, remove your old valve, cleaned off the gasket and tank hole area, reinstalled old valve, it would fix the leak. But yeah, I get it. A new valve isn't expensive. But we're tight wads. nodSmilie
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My valve looks like this, I lowered the water level to the minimum but it still overflows just barely. Why?
When you say you lowered the water level, do you mean you turned the tiny knob at the top that often has a "plus" sign or phillips head on it? If so, the entire fill valve adjusts up and down too. Like, the entire shaft. Towards the bottom, at the base of the light grey section, you'll see a movable ring. Slide the ring up to "unlock" the height adjustment. Collapse the whole shaft down some, then slide the ring back into place to lock the adjustment in place. You should have like 10" of adjustment in this thing.
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How long do the fill valves typically last on average? I'm sure there are extremes but how often should/need to be replaced? Same question for the flapper. I wonder if these should be on a preventive maintenance schedule rather than fix when broken mode.
Honestly, I'm of the "if it ain't broke" mindset. I've had them last 15+ years and I've had them last 1 year. Usually the float portion gets stuck in one position or the other. I'm sure I could soak the whole valve in vinegar or something to dissolve all the built-up sediment, but at that point, I'll just buy a new one for 15 bucks. So to answer your question, from my experience, it varies wildly. But if yours are fine, don't eff with it!

All that said, I've had much better luck with this [lowes.com] fill valve than the 400A model in this thread. Both my house, both my parents house, and my rental property, I've got my share of toilet fixing experience.
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I replaced one of these last month for $10, but got a universal Korky one without the float assembly.
I hope it's not one of the Korky's that look like this: https://www.supplyhouse.com/Korky...gLH3_D_BwE I've gone through 4 of them (failed rubber gasket that leaks) over the span of 3 years or less (3 different toilets). I never had much luck with that brand. Fluidmaster I've had far better success.
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I hope it's not one of the Korky's that look like this: https://www.supplyhouse.com/Korky...gLH3_D_BwE I've gone through 4 of them (failed rubber gasket that leaks) over the span of 3 years or less (3 different toilets). I never had much luck with that brand. Fluidmaster I've had far better success with.
ROFL. Right as I post that I've had better luck with the Korky than Fluidmaster. LMAO

I guess YMMV. Like I mentioned, I've failures of all types over all periods of time. For me, as of today, the Korky seems to be holding up longer than the 400A Fluidmaster.
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Is this YMMV? I am getting normal price.
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ROFL. Right as I post that I've had better luck with the Korky than Fluidmaster. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima.../emot-LMAO.gif

I guess YMMV. Like I mentioned, I've failures of all types over all periods of time. For me, as of today, the Korky seems to be holding up longer than the 400A Fluidmaster.
Mine could have prematurely failed because I have pretty high water pressure at my home. Either way, by the time I replaced it the 4th one (I'm stubborn for success), I spoke to a plumber who said "Get this [walmart.com] as it's all I use in my customers and my own home." So I kept it simple and stuck with them.
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Mine could have prematurely failed because I have pretty high water pressure at my home. Either way, by the time I replaced it the 4th one (I'm stubborn for success), I spoke to a plumber who said "Get this [walmart.com] as it's all I use in my customers and my own home." So I kept it simple and stuck with them.
Nice. Whatever works for you. But for me, the dang float portion keeps getting stuck in the up position on those. So you flush, but never refills. Just silence. On three of them, two within one year and the third was after several years. I've got four of the Korkys installed now. No failures yet.
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Spend more get this
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Korky-Un...ve/3284948
Agree! Over time I've found the Korky's are way more reliable and even more quiet. For all the Fluidmasters I had replaced with Fluidmasters I've never had to go back and deal with a Korky again.
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Agree! Over time I've found the Korky's are way more reliable and even more quiet. For all the Fluidmasters I had replaced with Fluidmasters I've never had to go back and deal with a Korky again.
Makes more sense to do the job right the first time. Very little extra expense and no need to inventory backups for the Fluidmaster failure you know is coming.
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