fluidmaster Ballcock

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by dwpecksr, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. dwpecksr

    dwpecksr New Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    owner Dale's Plumbing Service inc
    I had a fluidmaster ballcock split on the shank where it is threaded for the supply tube nut. :mad: The toilet was installed two yrs ago.It made a mess and ruined a beautiful oak wood floor in a log cabin It was factory installed in an eljer toilet, Has any other plumbers ran accross this problem? :confused: The fluid master website is down. :rolleyes:
  2. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

    Sep 6, 2004
    Plumber, Contractor, Attorney
    Wichita, Kansas

    I've never heard of a fluidmaster doing that. How horrible.
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    a. nice avatar, lonny.

    b. I have frequently seen hairline cracks in the Fluidmaster shank, either at the inlet end,or up by the hold-down nut. Was always just a drip that wouldn't go away. I always assumed it was from overtightening; never saw one fail catastrophically.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    I've seen a split ring (adjustment holder) on a new tank before. That was odd seeing as it hadn't been in service yet.
    As many are in service, you would expect more problems. They've been pretty good. :)
Similar Threads: fluidmaster Ballcock
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Fluidmaster 400 anti-siphon not refilling properly after toilet flush Jul 14, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Anyone used FluidMaster WaxFree toilet gasket on a flang with a recessed drain pipe? Sep 27, 2010
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice fluidmaster/toilet Apr 5, 2008
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Fluidmaster Pro Series Fill valve Feb 3, 2007
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Adaptor problem with toilet 3/8 Compression & 7/8 Ballcock Mar 9, 2017

Share This Page