no refill tube

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by georgieb, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. georgieb

    georgieb New Member

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    I have just noticed my basement toilet has no refill tube. Funny enough, it works just fine. I adjusted the screw at the top of the float are so the water level is about 1/2" below the top of the overflow tube. I did notice that when the tank is almost full, a bit of water squirts out of the fill valve but then stops. No water comes out of the attachment site for the refill tube at any time. Would there be a reason there is no refill tube? It is an old house that I have lived in for about 3 years. There has been no problems with the toilet, but I was fixing the upstairs toilet and checked out the downstairs toilet for reference. Surprise, surprise!!
    Any advice would be welcome, thanks.
    GB
  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    If it flushes fine and you are happy with the water level in the bowl, then don't worry about it. That tube has 2 purposes: It helps to make a better flush, and it allows the water level in the bowl to fill up to its maximum height after the flush.
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