Noisy ballcock valve

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by TruckeeTrout, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. TruckeeTrout

    TruckeeTrout New Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    I just replaced a 20+ year-old ballcock valve in an American Standard toilet with whatever Ace Hardware sells (Lincoln Products?). The thing is way too loud :mad: . I'd like to find either a way to quiet it down or a quieter replacement. Any suggestions?

    Many thanks.

  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The Fluidmaster valves aren't bad, but I think the Korky Quietfill valve is quieter. I put Fluidmaster valves in my old toilets, but when I remodeled, the new toilets (Toto) came with the Korky. My unprofessional opinion. I know HD carries the Fluidmaster, but haven't looked there for the Korky.
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  4. Lowe's carries both Korky and Fluidmaster.
  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity be caring and loving to a
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    loud ballcock

    try turning down the shut off valve to the ballcock

    first and see if that still will fill up ok

    either try that or jsut put in a fluid master
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2005
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    The Korky Quietfill makes less noise than the Fluidmaster.
  7. TruckeeTrout

    TruckeeTrout New Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Many thanks for your suggestions. Looks like another visit to Mr. Lowe's is in order. I'd turned down the supply for a slight improvement, but more would be better.

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