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Hackney plumbing
02-01-2012, 02:41 PM
I wish they would start using fluidmaster ballcocks.

johnsmith9875
02-01-2012, 08:13 PM
I wish they would start using fluidmaster ballcocks.

Personally I'm partial to the Korky. I have put Korky's in all 4 of my toilets because I got tired of the noisy, leaky, squeaky Mansfield ballcock/float fill valves.

I have noticed that there is a bit of a religion about Fluidmasters though for some reason. they always looked dodgy to me, and way too cheap for me to consider something reliable. Am I missing something about them?

Hackney plumbing
02-01-2012, 08:23 PM
Personally I'm partial to the Korky. I have put Korky's in all 4 of my toilets because I got tired of the noisy, leaky, squeaky Mansfield ballcock/float fill valves.

I have noticed that there is a bit of a religion about Fluidmasters though for some reason. they always looked dodgy to me, and way too cheap for me to consider something reliable. Am I missing something about them?

I've installed alot of fluidmasters with few problems or complaints. My "alot" means over 200 of them a year.

maddog
02-01-2012, 08:33 PM
I don't know about a religion, but the Fluidmaster 400A has been around for a long time and they seem to work well. Not a pro - am just a homeowner, but I've replaced quite a few old style ballcocks with the Fluidmaster over the last 20+ years and never had one fail.