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    Jack of all trades DonL's Avatar
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    Default Need Good Toilet fill valve.

    I have a old school Toilet that needs a good water inlet valve.

    What is the best now a days ?

    I have been using the replacements with the Big Black Ball, but they do not seem to last.

    My water is soft but the replacements are junk.

    Toilet is American Standard. The tank is about 1 foot tall.


    A link to Terry's site would be nice, If he sells the good ones.

    I want Max Flow, Not water saving.


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    I've been liking the Korky MaxPeformance fill valve.
    You can adjust the bowl fill on those. Pretty quiet too.
    Can you post of picture of inside the tank though. That sounds like a pretty short tank.

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    Most any replacement toilet fill valve is adjustable in height, but the do have limits! As long as the one you select can be adjusted in height to fit, it should be able to set the fill level properly. I agree, I've had good luck with the Korky valves, but have used Fluidmasters as well (not recently, though). Sometimes, it's not obvious how to adjust them in height, and some then also have a separate water level adjustment to fine tune the fill level.
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    The Korky MaxPerformance valve that Terry mentions above is available at Lowe's (as well as other hardware stores, but not Home Depot).

    Its model number is 528MP. At Lowe's, they list it on their web site as 528MPK.

    Here it is on the Lowe's web site: http://www.lowes.com/pd_336988-868-5...3284948&rpp=32

    I would measure the tank height, though. If it's only 12" high, the 528 still may fit. The 528 adjusts from 7-3/4" to 13-1/2" high.

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    The Korky looks good.

    The Korky MaxPerformance it is.

    It would be nice to get 5 years out of one.

    Thank You for the Info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    It would be nice to get 5 years out of one.
    And if you don't, you just call Korky at 1-800-LAVELLE and they'll send you a new one (or a new repair cap; most of the moving parts in the valve are contained in a little cap that you can replace in 30 seconds without removing the valve, and costs $3 at Lowe's), almost no questions asked. I needed a piece of attachment hardware that I either misplaced or didn't get one day, and they were happy to send me the little bag of attachment hardware for free. One call and it was on the way, came by mail in a couple of days. I actually wanted to pay them something for the shipping, and they wouldn't hear of it. That's how you take care of customers and keep them happy. Nice folks, all there in Wisconsin where they make the stuff.

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    The Korky MaxPeformance is an awesome replacement fill valve.
    It pretty much works with every toilet out there.

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