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    DIY Member ugabulldog's Avatar
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    Hi Terry and all. I have a rock well, and tiny pieces of rock keep making their way into the fill valve and causing the toilet water to keep running. I can take the top off of the fill valve and dig/flush out the rocks and it solves the problem, but it keeps happening again eventually. Can I put a small screen in the water line leading up to the toilet? The pvc pipe is very small, 1/4" Will this mess up anything or stop up the pipe? Thanks

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    I would install a water filter on the main line feeding the house. If your getting the rocks in the toilet there in the rest of the system also.

    John

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    thanks for reply, ......does anyone have an opinion on my original question though?

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    It will work, but you will still have to remove the accumulated rocks somehow.

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