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    Default Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    Last edited by dan orourke; 01-01-2008 at 12:27 PM.
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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    I'm hunting elephants (to paraphrase Jack) not mice. Those are mice.

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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    I'm hunting elephants (to paraphrase Jack) not mice. Those are mice.
    Note the deficiencies that effect the operation of the plumbing fixture.

    Surface corrosion on the float rod will not cause the Toilet to be inoperable.

    It may be indicative of a condition worth monitoring (Well Water Conditioning) but not a condition warranting repair without some other deficiency being present


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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    I probably wouldn't write up either one - unless the house was brand new, or the toilet wasn't flushing properly.


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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    I would write up the leak at that fill valve. That is one that you will most certainly see after only a couple years old. That type is a piece of crap.

    That leak becomes pressurized after a while and tends to run up-then-under the tank cover. Once that happens, the wall behind the tank becomes damaged.

    Rich


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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    It's okay to shoot mice every once in a while, but baby mice? When you start talking about individual components of, I think the report starts to lose value. I would call it out for the reasons RR stated. "The filler valve and float assembly is degraded from normal wear and should be replaced."

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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    The Webster on-line dictionary says this
    Main Entry: ball cock
    Function: noun
    : an automatic valve whose opening and closing are controlled by a hollow float at the end of a lever

    I would suspect a "Fill Valve" would be a more precise term, but ball cock is a pretty universal term generally understood by the public.
    The plumber is likely just busting your chops since you are a lowly HI. Technically he may be correct, but I'll bet he knew where to look when you called it that.

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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    Quote Originally Posted by dan orourke View Post
    See arrow on picture ---- that is known as the ball cock valve, correct?
    NO, it is an ARROW. The thing that it is pointing at is a water closet tank fill valve. Sorry, I could not pass it up.


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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    Dan,

    Just curious. Was house built in ~ 2002?


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    Default Re: Toilet questions - - no kidding!

    Looks like somebody needs some potty training.

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