Replacing the fill valve on your commode is a project that anyone can undertake and complete in an afternoon.
For this project, I replaced the original fill valve and flapper, on my Eljer Patriot. The old flapper leaked, causing the fill valve to run constantly. Also, water was runing constantly down the overflow tube and was wasted. I also noticed that the bowl fill hose was broken and the toilet in general was not flushing correctly.
In the course of the repair, I opted to replace the shutoff valve as well; with a quarter turn shutoff — that will give me the option to quickly turn the water off in an emergency. Finally, the throne needed a new seat, and I replaced that as well. Continue reading