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Toilet repair kit question

The fill valve is supposed to be higher than the flush valve but the one I got from Moen is higher than the fill valve. I tried to extend it to the right height but it's higher than the toilet tank. Should I cut the flush valve with a saw? I'm surprised that it's not adjustable.

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If the flush valve is too "tall" just take a hack saw to it to bring it down. The main point of the tube is to make sure if the fill valve leaks it doesn't overflow the tank and spill on to the floor. The flush valve dumps the water down the drain.

To me as long as the flush valve can prevent the tank from over flowing it'll be ok. The reason why the fill should be taller is to make sure you can also fill the tank properly.

Is you flush valve broken? (I've fixed the toilets in my dwellings a couple dozen times over 20 years and never had a flush valve itself fail, flapper yes)

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.2pc- ... 81462.html

Fluidmaster makes some good stuff for the DYIer.
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tebore wrote: If the flush valve is too "tall" just take a hack saw to it to bring it down. The main point of the tube is to make sure if the fill valve leaks it doesn't overflow the tank and spill on to the floor. The flush valve dumps the water down the drain.

To me as long as the flush valve can prevent the tank from over flowing it'll be ok. The reason why the fill should be taller is to make sure you can also fill the tank properly.

Is you flush valve broken? (I've fixed the toilets in my dwellings a couple dozen times over 20 years and never had a flush valve itself fail, flapper yes)

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.2pc- ... 81462.html

Fluidmaster makes some good stuff for the DYIer.
I tried to install a new flapper but the flush valve split in two. It is from an 8 year old toilet.

With the Moen model there is a nodge for the fill hose at the top to stick. If I hack saw it, the notch will no longer be there.
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chocolatecoveredraisins wrote: I tried to install a new flapper but the flush valve split in two. It is from an 8 year old toilet.

With the Moen model there is a nodge for the fill hose at the top to stick. If I hack saw it, the notch will no longer be there.
Wow they don't make em like they used to.

The notch doesn't matter it's a 'nicety'. As long as the fill hose can clamp on that's all that matters.

Or You can grab the Fluidmaster drain tube. https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.2-in ... 38604.html

Nice silicone parts.

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