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    Default Newbie question - Briggs toilet supply

    Hi Guys,

    Let me start off that I am the world’s worst handyman, so please be gentle. I have a problem with one of my toilets in my home. It is a Briggs – R 7424. It seems to be leaking where the arrow indicates (see attached pic). Any recommendations on the replacement line? A guy I work with mentioned the Watts Floodsafe products, but a quick review online wasn’t very favorable.



    Please let me know and any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Steve

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    With a high volume one-piece toilet, you won't want the Flood Safe supply.
    I would remove the existing supply tube with the lower nut and match it up at a hardware store.
    It's a little hard to tell from the drawing, but it looks to be either a 3/8" comp or a 1/2" comp. On the West Coast, we use a 1/2" from the wall with a 3/8" supply line. but I know that the East Coast likes 3/8".

    You can also use rigid pipe there if you feel handy.
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    Ok, I will try that. Thanks for the advice. Any particular brands I should be looking for the supply tube? Would it include the top plastic screw nut as well?

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    The top nut is a standard 7/8" for a toilet fill valve.

    Brands? It will depend on what they have. I have my preference, and they bring them in specially for me.

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    Would a braided line be ok or do I have to use a solid pipe like the original fitting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarchitelli View Post
    Would a braided line be ok or do I have to use a solid pipe like the original fitting?
    Get the braided line. No reason not to use it. It won't be a straight run like that pipe; you will likely loop it to fit and that's fine. You can look at any toilet anywhere to see how they have done it; around where I live, at least 50 percent have replaced that little pipe with a braided line.

    And when you're done, you will feel just a little bit handier!

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    Braided lines come in various lengths. Don't shoot for an exact fit, allow a little extra for fitting. Only problem with lines that are way too long is they have to be looped and are not very attractive, but they work.

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    Take a close look at the nut that connects the supply tube to the fill valve it appears to be cracked.

    John

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