Briggs toilet repair, tank loses a bit of water.

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RayJ

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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.
 

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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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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.
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.
 

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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.

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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