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    The simple answer for me is that the Kohler...

    The simple answer for me is that the Kohler Rialto toilets came in colors, and the colors are very difficult to match with the existing tub, sinks, and tile. So I keep nursing them along until I do...
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    Toto Drake and Latest MaP ratings?

    I see here a lot of testimonials for the Toto Drakes, and that's definitely goodness. Nothing like real world experience.

    One thing I noticed, the latest MaP ratings, showed the Drakes as topping...
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    Although this thread is a bit old (and for...

    Although this thread is a bit old (and for myself, I'd let a plumber do this, save yourself some back pain), but I have pretty much the same problem on three toilets in my house, only one of the...
  4. Just to complete the thread/thought, I let myself...

    Just to complete the thread/thought, I let myself get talked into one of the stainless flex lines, down at the plumbing store. The 9" worked fine, got one from Brassco, went to multiple stores,...
  5. Well, here in the North East, there's a fair...

    Well, here in the North East, there's a fair amount baseboard water heat, the distribution systems for those, when not insulated properly and/or the weather gets particularly cold, can freeze and...
  6. Thanks for the pointer. Looks like a reasonably...

    Thanks for the pointer. Looks like a reasonably good solution. I think I'm personally going tankless soon, for efficiency reasons mostly, but I like the way it shuts off both water and gas. Have...
  7. Thanks, I've done this a few times before, have...

    Thanks, I've done this a few times before, have the right bending equipment, never seemed that tough, and this particular one is close enough to dead on I could probably just do it by hand. But I...
  8. Oh, I guess I did have one follow-on question,...

    Oh, I guess I did have one follow-on question, since the shut-off to fill valve run is so short on my toilet, 3-4", if a stainless is longer, do people just loop it, or what.

    Here's a link to...
  9. Toilet Supply Line - Different Types - Pros and Cons?

    I am getting set to do a toilet fill valve replacement (parts ordered, etc., it's an old Kohler), and I am probably going to replace the supply line, same time, in for a dime, in for a dollar as it...
  10. I guess I should note, as someone is doubtless...

    I guess I should note, as someone is doubtless going to mention it, but I did get a battery powered leak detector/alarm, and put that down by the water heater, against future blow-outs there. I'll...
  11. Full House and other Flood Prevention Shut-Offs?

    I was wondering if anyone had much experience with Full House Flood prevention devices, could offer up some do's and don'ts.

    A few years back, we had a water heater blow up, luckily we were home...
  12. OK, as someone that just tore down a Rialto, one...

    OK, as someone that just tore down a Rialto, one source of Black residue in the tank and therefore the bowl is from the fill valve base. The rubber washers at the bottom are black, feel around...
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    I guess for the sake of completeness, for the...

    I guess for the sake of completeness, for the K3402 Kohler toilet, here are some sources for replacement fill valves. Noting my research here, to maybe save some others some time. Mostly I'd still...
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    The problem for me is the colors of the toilets...

    The problem for me is the colors of the toilets that are installed in the house. 3 bathrooms, all Kohler K3402 (Round), all different colors. None seem to be in the current Kohler catalog of...
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    Thanks for the pointer, I'll certainly have to...

    Thanks for the pointer, I'll certainly have to check the clearance on the units. However, it kind of looks like there's at least one append in this thread that says at least the Fluidmaster would...
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    Certainly, I can see your point, but I will point...

    Certainly, I can see your point, but I will point out that at least some of their models are listed as anti-siphon.

    Any insights on how they shut off? Pressure? Amount?
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    Color Matching Kohler

    Not sure this thought ever got completed, but I have a situation similar to the one above, need to custom match to an older Kohler. Two possible solutions, one "official", one not-so:

    Official
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    BrassCraft Fillpro Fill Valves?

    Any opions on BrassCraft FillPro?

    I see them, any number of places, but have not used one. They're pretty low profile, so obviously don't use a float in their mechanism, but I couldn't figure out...
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    I am thinking (see another append) about doing...

    I am thinking (see another append) about doing something similar. I have a few questions:

    1. Where did you get the stopper with a hole in it? (Test Tube stopper or ?)

    2. How did you adjust...
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    Any non Coast Replacement Fill Valves work in Kohler Rialto K-3402?

    The Coast 1B1X float valves were OK, in their day, but I'm kind of wondering if any of the more recent design fill valves can work in a Kohler Rialto K-3402 (pre-1998):

    * Fluidmaster
    * FillPro
    *...
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    Slow Leak/Recycling?

    I also have three old Kohler Rialto K-3402s. Not the best toilet made, tends to clog, but they were in the house when we bought it, and all are designer colors, matching the bathtubs, sinks, etc.,...
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    Sounds like the plunger isn't quite shutting off....

    Sounds like the plunger isn't quite shutting off.

    Some basic 101:

    1. Check that the overflow tube is not "overflowing"
    (should fill to the line, but no further, if it's overflowing, it...
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