Briggs toilet repair, tank loses a bit of water.

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  1. RayJ

    RayJ New Member

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    I have a Briggs toilet that keeps leaking. I've changed the parts in the toilet tank 3 times. And no luck
    I even took the toilet tank off from the bowl filled it with water, set it on a 5 gallon bucket and left it all night.
    The next day the 5 gallon bucket was dry. So I installed the tank back on the toilet turned the water on and it
    will lose about one half inch water every half house. I own rentals and have changed many, many toilets over
    the last 35 or so years, so I'm not a rookie. Can't figure this out.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    A fill valve often has a fill tube pointed into the overflow tube.
    There should be a gap between the top of the overflow and the tubing so that it doesn't siphon water from the tank into the overflow.

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  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    If you don't have collector's interest in the toilet, the easier thing may be to replace the toilet. I understand that you feel invested at this point.
     
  5. RayJ

    RayJ New Member

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    Thanks Terry. It is working fine now.
    The refill tube was down in the overflow pipe about 3 inches. Took it out, cut the tube back , found a angle adapter
    put it on and that cured the problem. I was 5 minutes away from spending $150.00 on a new toilet instead of less than a dollar
    for an angle adapter. Thanks again.
     
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