View Full Version : Noisy ballcock valve
07-22-2005, 08:54 PM
I just replaced a 20+ year-old ballcock valve in an American Standard toilet with whatever Ace Hardware sells (Lincoln Products?). The thing is way too loud :mad: . I'd like to find either a way to quiet it down or a quieter replacement. Any suggestions?
07-22-2005, 09:10 PM
The Fluidmaster valves aren't bad, but I think the Korky Quietfill valve is quieter. I put Fluidmaster valves in my old toilets, but when I remodeled, the new toilets (Toto) came with the Korky. My unprofessional opinion. I know HD carries the Fluidmaster, but haven't looked there for the Korky.
07-23-2005, 06:19 AM
Lowe's carries both Korky and Fluidmaster.
master plumber mark
07-23-2005, 07:45 AM
try turning down the shut off valve to the ballcock
first and see if that works....it still will fill up ok
either try that or jsut put in a fluid master
07-23-2005, 11:14 AM
The Korky Quietfill makes less noise than the Fluidmaster.
07-23-2005, 03:41 PM
Many thanks for your suggestions. Looks like another visit to Mr. Lowe's is in order. I'd turned down the supply for a slight improvement, but more would be better.