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 Post subject: Overfilling toilets
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:51 pm 
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Hello,

I have no luck with toilets. They all seem to develop the same problem.

I had this a year or so ago, got a plumber to look at it and from the second he tried it, it had no problem, as soon as he drove away, it started again.

When you flush the toilet, it continues to fill after it should stop. I went quite a few months this time where it would stop no problem. Not sure if was the positioning of the device inside the toilet or the exact water pressure. Its started again, so everytime I flush toilet, i then have to let it start overfilling. Then turn the water off, go back to it later, turn water back on and it doesnt fill anymore.

Is it the device on the right that needs replaced, if so what the name? Can I just change it myself?
Even now when i lift the lever up and down which happens when the water fills, it used to be quite flexible now rigid, so assume the float is finished with.

As for my upstairs toilet, its a different setup, built in and nightmare how any of the parts would get replaced. Cant take the top off as its into the wall tile and below edge of sink on otherside. Last time plumber, added this bit of plastic, was fine for a while. It has same problem constantly fills up. Managed to position it where it doesnt fill.

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 Post subject: Re: Overfilling toilets
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Your first pic appears to show a float valve (can't see it in the others), you need to check that it's free to move and not catching anywhere and if so, adjust the float valve to shut off the incoming water sooner, wind the adjuster to lower the float valve.

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I've adjusted the toilet with float, its stopped, sometimes i hit lucky and it is fine then next time plays up again. hopefully no more.

I think upstairs toilet someone will say should never have been installed like that.



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I am NOT a plumber but your upstairs toilet to me is one of the "well I want this this and this, and that's what you get and it looks fantastic" toilets, but when it goes wrong (and it has) the only way to repair / fix it is to remove everything in the way, and often that means breaking it.
Similar story for showers. Where all the "controls" are in the wall.

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yup, came like that with the house, prob will have to cut the top of


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I went to a house where the owners had just moved in, they thought it was nice of the previous owners to leave the washing machine. They soon found out why. It went wrong and the repair man couldn't open it to change a big part because of where it was, and it couldn't be lifted out either (Not an easy thing to do any way) due to the way the works surfaces hung over the washing machine, so it was left because they could not take it with them.
Point being it looked ok, but when it went wrong the surrounds had to be damaged to carry out any repair.

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If problems still persist replace inlet valve sound like it is gunked with scale and intermittent failures

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