>I bet one of those urinals cost $1500.
Cost of an American Standard urinal: $106.83 (on Amazon)
Truly something worth ruining a guy's life over! /s
That thing on the left should have a floating weight in it; when the water level drops, the lever the floating weight is attached to opens up a valve. If the water drains out and the valve doesn't open, either the lever is stuck, or the valve is stuck or something in that mechanical chain of action is stuck (presuming you have the water turned on; alternatively, the water may be turned off, and nothing will work).
These valves are cheap enough nowadays that it is probably easier to just replace it rather than to try to fix a broken one. They're all injection molded plastic now. For example, this thing:
I like this type because the type with the float around the tube of the valve has not proven to be as reliable. This type has minimal moving parts around the float mechanism that can break. It is also very quiet when refilling.
To replace it, first you need to turn the water off, and drain the tank (by flushing the toilet).
Look at the underside of the toilet tank; there may be some thing you need to turn to unscrew the existing valve fixture. Then, put the new valve fixture in, and screw it in. Attach the little hose that takes water to the tube in the middle. That tube lets some water into the toilet bowl when the tank is being refilled. Once that's done, the mechanism should be fixed.
It is an American Standard Champion Flush Valve. That style was recalled due to being defective. They had a ten year parts warranty. The new flush valve works great. They need a new tank to bowl gasket too.
not uncommon for fill valve to start whining or whistling when they go bad, but typically thats described as a high pitched noise rather then a low pitched one. if your certain its the fill valve making the noise then this is what you want to install, but id check the shutoff valve while your at it. not uncommon for the washer in the valve to come loose or fall off which creates a vibration and rumble when water is rushing by during refill, i feel like that might fit the noise description better
Ahh so it's this thing.
He has a problem that causes you a problem. I think you should get him a nice birthday gift like the following. https://www.amazon.com/Touchless-Adjustable-Automatic-Powered-Batteries/dp/B01DO7ABHW
In that case, if you can’t extend the adjustment to the lever any further (right side of the circled part) then you need to replace the circled part. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B006MWQKOU
Home Depot will have that item in stock in massive quantities.
Something like this. And it's easy to replace, just two nuts and some plumbers putty. If you already have a HFV there isn't much you can do unless you completely change your plumbing to be a commercial system.
This is absolutely true, and we have one, but you will want to keep a spare flush mechanism on hand. They don't use a normal flapper assembly like every other toilet in the world, and with any luck yours will break at 3am on a friday morning.
That's actually what I was just looking at.
Im trying to replace the ballcock on this Kohler toilet and noticed there is no refill tube. I know water definitely flows into the toilet bowl refilling it(as well as the tank of course) but how??
Can you replace this ballcock with something like this?
Thanks in advance for any help.
At least 6 months for others, so I'd look into replacing the module first.
Otherwise... I've never heard to anyone drilling into the tank... Would just replace the entire toilet.
The actual answer to your question is that you need a flush valve seal for a Mansfield 210 flush valve.
Check this out at Amazon
Mansfield Plumbing 0030 Flush Valve Service Pack, Fits 210/211 Flush Valve https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00002N971/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glt_fabc_25MV1SS7AZ7J3CZM6GDY
This is actually expensive for that part. Most supply houses will have it for about a buck. Anyways, I would never call that plumber back if he replaced the handle and did not replace the seal. He Cleary has very little service experience.
The other comments about the toilet being a subpar toilet arent entirely unfounded, but there's no reason to replace the toilet for a 1 dollar fix.
we have on of these toilets
and ran across this as well
But this that’s so gross. NTA
Just a standard sort of valve, like this? https://www.amazon.ca/Fluidmaster-400ARHR-Performance-Toilet-Valve/dp/B006MWQKOU
And no need to replace the flapper or whatnot too? I'm tempted to say the toilet here (weird-sized American Standard that doesn't work with bidet toilet seat attachments and so on) is old and strange, but I guess many people have old and strange toilets so it's probably nothing special...
Seems like most people don't realize you can easily convert your toilet to dual-flush for about $23. They're simple to install and takes only a couple minutes. I have them on all my toilets.
I have a dual flush conversion kit similar to this one that now has a slow leak (the tank begins to top off and refill a few times per day). I've tried securing all the attachments, but it's still happening, so I'm going to replace it. Do you have any recommendations for a better one? This one lasted a few years, I think 3 or 4, so overall it was OK, but if there are higher quality ways to save water using a dual flush mechanism that does not require replacing the whole toilet, I'd love to hear it!
I put in a "Fluidmaster 550 DFRK Duo Flush Complete System" in my toilet that had a bad flange last year. Was it worth $26 or would you never recommend? So far it's been almost a year and I've had no issues (yet).
Pro tip: Kneel in front of the toilet to greatly decrease the angle of penile deflection in relation with the level of the rim of the toilet…or just get a urinal plumbed into your bathroom.
I converted mine to dual flush. It's not that hard, but I don't know if I'd recommend it because it can be super frustrating since some of the systems out there are very unreliable. :-/
My first was fine. The second... a piece was broken. I went back to swap. Noticed all the boxes left were returns. Picked the nicest looking one, brought it back and it was still broken but somewhat functional. Didn't feel like going back again. I'm pretty sure their last 6 of them were broken which says something about the brand if you ask me. I think I got lucky the first one worked.
So yeah be careful of buying this one.