I have been using Korky brand fill valves. Replaced several in my old home never had one go bad some have been in place for 7 years. When do need maintenance its a $3 part and can be changed out by hand. Just have to shut water off.
The water coming from the little tube into the big tube is what refills the bowl after the flush. If the water goes too high it will spill into the big tube, flow into the bowl and then drain away. It will also waste a LOT of water because this happening means that the float isn't working.
the big 2 pipe assembly on the left side coming from the bottom of the tank with the water dripping out of it is broken (in the video). water isnt supposed to drip out of the assembly like that, i suspect its cracked and ready to break. its going to look like a high pressure water fountain if that assembly breaks. dont try to adjust it or bend the metal the floating ball is attached to any more, it could easily break further (then you will have bigger issues). turn off the valve under the toilet until you can replace it if it doesnt stop running. use a large bucket filled with water and dump it square center into the toilet bowl to flush it for the time being until the assembly is replaced. (this reply was meant for SuperNet9, not Nyan Cat, error was made) -- Suffolk County NY Police Feed - »www.scpdny.com PS3 Gaming Feed - »www.livestream.com/elitedata
So I tired to turn off the shut off value and the shut off value started to squirt water so I turned it the other way. Is it normal for it to do that?
I've found that to be very normal when you mess with a shut off valve that's been sitting there for years. However, it usually happens when I turn it back on.
Each time, I've been able to fix it by tightening the valve down a quarter turn at its base. Be sure to do this with two wrenches - you do not want to twist the pipe going behind the wall. -- AT&T U-Hearse - RIP Unlimited Internet 1995-2011 Rethink Billable.
Just replace the valve assembly. Our toilet valves went bad (both of them, but at separate times) and I replaced them with the Fluidmaster valves (the ones with the black cup around the valve instead of the float ball).
Depending on how it is mounted, it may not be too difficult to replace the valve yourself. Just make sure to shut off the water to the house. Some are mounted with a compression fitting, others are screwed on and some are soldered on. -- I wish I still lived in Iowa; Everything there from rent and groceries to Cable TV is much cheaper in Iowa (especially with an overbuilder in town).
Depending on how it is mounted, it may not be too difficult to replace the valve yourself. Just make sure to shut off the water to the house. Some are mounted with a compression fitting, others are screwed on and some are soldered on.