Toilet replacement fill valve?

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Toilet replacement fill valve?

Hi I own a late 1990's Eljer 1.6gal 2pc toilet.It has the old style ball and arm type fill valve in it now. I am looking at replacing the working parts in the tank as they are getting older now.
Do you recommend replacing the fill valve with a fluidmaster 400A or the korky "quiet fill"?? or other?? Do you prefer one over the other for reliability?
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I don't remember if I've used Korky. I usually take whatever is available.
 
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I haven't used Korky. The Fluidmaster will perform well and always do. It's much better than your current set up.

Be sure to look at instructions. The critical mark on valve must be above the bowl fill tube height. The valve is adjustable in height by pulling the top section up.
 
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If installing a Fluidmaster fill valve set the valve height before installing it. Put it in the tank and eyeball the height you'll need then slip up the locking ring and set the height. Lately they can be extremely difficult to raise and lower and you can get better leverage if you have it loose and can get a good grip on both ends. Once you've got the height set then go ahead and install it in the tank and use the float adjustment screw for fine tuning.
 
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I just did the same thing. I used the universal fit korky. Works really well and was easy to install.
 
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I've been using the float-less kinds for years with no trouble, but I never see them mentioned. What's the take on them from you pro plumbers::

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