@Ook, any progress?
My unexpected project - fix the toilet in the guest bathroom. Should have been a five minute fix, but nooooo…
On Sunday, step-son is over and asks why the water is off in the guest bathroom. It isn’t. WTF?
Sink and tub are ok, but toilet tank isn’t filling. Look down at the shutoff valve - handle is missing. WTF?
Fill valve in the tank is somehow stuck closed. Shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is one of Korky’s new quiet fill style. I installed it a while back (maybe a few years ago?), but have never jacked with one to see how it works. I pop the cap off and poke at it, and get it to fill, but it doesn’t want to stay on, nor cycle on/off properly with the cap back on. Frick. I decide to just replace the valve assy with the traditional fluidmaster style. On Monday, I pickup a new toilet valve and shutoff valve on the way home from work, after going cross-eyed looking at all the variations of shutoff valve. Get home, open the bag, shutoff valve is for compression fitting coming out of the wall, not threaded. FRICK! I didn’t check the actual valve after grabbing one out of the box. Rookie mistake. Ok, unscrew the handle and check it - D shaped drive, not splines like I need. Ugh, yet another disappointment. I’ll have to return it. Ordered a new handle from Amazon (because Lowe’s didn’t have one), and will jack with the toilet after it arrives. I could have tried pulling a handle off another valve, but didn’t want to press my luck.
FYI - Korky quiet fill valve:
Flushmaster universal valve (which the toilets came with):
On the bright side, I found a helpful video on the Korky site, and the filter in the quick fill valve, which is part of the inner valve, may have a buildup of mineral deposits from the hard water, causing it to stick shut. So, when the handle comes in, I’ll try cleaning that, and if that doesn’t help, I’ll replace it, since I have a new valve assembly ready to go in.