Replacing A Toilet Fill Valve

Preface

This post describes: Replacing a Toilet Fill Valve with a new one.

I have also written another article about How A Toilet Silent Fill Valve Works which is appropriate to a specific type of fill valve.

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Repairing A Toilet Silent Fill Valve

Preface

This post describes: How to repair a Toilet Silent Fill Valve. Basically that’s how to replace the rubber diaphragm within the valve.

Introduction

I recently heard my cistern overflowing. On investigation I decided to adjust the float level to stop it by reducing the height to which the water in the cistern rose when it filled. A few days later I heard the distinct sound of the cistern overflowing again. I then realised I needed to repair my Toilet Silent Fill Valve.

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Should You Worry About Your Bath Overflowing?

Introduction

“Me, worry about my bath overflowing? It’s got an overflow pipe.”

Bragging bath owner.

“Oh! Has it?”

Plumber.

Why you DO NEED to worry about your bath overflowing?

I know someone who has had a bad experience with a bath overflowing, but it wasn’t their bath overflowing. It was in a flat two floors above. Interestingly the flat in between on the floor immediately below the bath didn’t get wet. How can that happen?

Well lets start with the overflowing bath. The person, whose bath it was, admitted it had overflowed but not very much. I suspect this means that the water did actually run over the rim of the bath. That means it rose above the bath overflow outlet (assuming there was one.)

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