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I have 2 toilets that the water supply has totally stopped or comes through weakly and sporadic at best. I have replaced the supply lines, thinking they were stopped up. When I turn on the valve the water comes out with high pressure as normal. But after I replaced the supply lines it worked just one time then quit again. I live in SC and we do not have a hard water problem. I have no idea what to do but call a plumber, which I do not want to do.

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Hello my name is Heath it will be my pleasure to assist you. What the problem is is the fill valve for the toilets are getting bad and this will cause the symptoms you are having. You can pick up new toilet fill valves at the local hardware store for $10-$15 dollars to replace this should take care of the problem and they are fairly easy to replace with a few hand tools like a crescent wrench and a pair of pliers.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • KEN CHESHIER Jun 05, 2010

    Are you referring to, what I would call the shut-off valves? If so, they look like they have been soldered on, I guess, because it is copper pipe. I don't feel comfortable with this type of change out. I know nothing about it. Plumbers around here are outrageous for even a small job like this.

  • Heath Moyer Jun 05, 2010

    What I am referring to is the valve in the back of the toilet which should not be soldered in. There is just a nut that goes through the bottom of the toilet and connects to the water supply line under the toilet.

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