toilet has very low water pressure


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Old 05-25-10, 01:08 AM
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toilet has very low water pressure

the toilet in the main bathroom has very low water pressure. takes like 3 minutes to fill. everything else has fine water pressure. the valve is open all the way.it flushes fine but its a P.I.T.A waiting for it to fill if you need to flush more then once.
 
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Old 05-25-10, 07:19 AM
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The shutoff valve or more likely the fill valve inside the tank has collected some sediment partially blocking the flow. You can try opening and closing the shutoff valve several times while the toilet is trying to fill. That may knock the clog loose if it's in the valve. My bet is that it is the fill valve. Many units can be disassembled and cleaned (just remember to turn off the water first, almost no manufacturer tells you how to take it apart so it's largely up to your take it apart without breaking it skills), or for $10 you can go buy a new one.
 
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Old 05-27-10, 10:04 AM
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Some toilets (like mine) have a plastic strainer/filter inside the water inlet to the tank. You might try disconnecting the water line and checking if yours has such a thing. It could be clogging up.
 
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i replaced the fill valve inside the toilet and it still takes forever to fill sometimes its so low it doesn't even fill. the way its set up is it has a plastic water line going straight up to the fill valve no bends or anything. its about 2-3 inchs long. i did not change or remove that. i will check it out.
 
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would you believe the problem was a screw in the shut off valve blocking water when the supply hose was hooked up. toilet has full pressure now.
 
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I'm glad to hear you figured it out.

Where did the screw come from? Was it some part of the shut off valve?
 
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doesn't look like it as the valve still works.the screw was sticking up with the threads facing up and the head facing down.either it was dropped in by accident or someone put it in there thinking it would save water.
 
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Wow! Nice find!
 
 

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