Plumbing in the Home/running toilet

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My toilet is running after flushing--Enclosed are photos-when I lift the ball arm it stops/ Can I adjust? You can also see the drop of water on my valve-can I adjust that?

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Hello,

Both these issues are very easily fixed.  First off, its time to replace your toilet fill valve, while at it, replace the korky as well.  Goto your local big box, home depot store and ask for a fluid master toilet fill valve and for a Korky toilet flapper.  The fill valve will come with directions to install.  It really is very simple.  As far as the leak goes, just carefully tighten the valve packing nut. This is the nut that the drop of water is actually on. This is the nut that the white stem comes through to the handle.  Just give this a little snug and that will fix your problem.


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Nathan

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I have been plumbing since I was 8 years old with dad. His company specialized in sewer and drain cleaning, septic installation and light plumbing repairs. After graduating high I attended college and worked for a Mechanical/HVAC contractor and full time from 97 - 2000. I then worked for a plumbing service company from 2000 - 2003. I then became interested in the geothermal field and partnered in a company that performed mostly residential new construction Plumbing and Mechanical (geo/radiant) until 2007. Since 2007 I have supervised commercial Plumbing and mechanical jobs for a full Mechanical Contractor.

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I have been in the plumbing/heating trades since I was 8 years old (working with dad).

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