Kung Fu Maintenance demonstrates how to repair trickling running toilet leaking water with duo flush install flashlight vid series.
I’ve got a leaking flapper, and what I’m going to be doing is converting this to a dual flush system.
What we have is an angled flush, and so this kit comes with an adapter, directions, and everything else that we need convert this over. Here’s the angled kit right here. For the deal.
You might have seen in my flashlight video, the little seat where the seal sits has actually got a little notch in it.
I was able to seal it off well enough, for temporary. But I really want to fix this for permanent, with the dual flush kit here.
What this has on the bottom is this putty that will seat into there in order to mount the flush kit. And that putty is going to be enough to seal the ridge that’s on the deal. And I had the angle stop and the supply replaced. Last time the angle stop wouldn’t turn off all the way. And so this is all been replaced.
Anyway, we’ve got our water. We churn that out. There’s a little ridge there.
And I already replaced the fill valve. And this is also a new flapper.
Here we have a flush kit here. Get this all set up and ready also.
Special handle and a fill tube. It’s mostly straightforward. This fill tube goes on this part. That’s going to go up and over into our tube.
We can go ahead and take off our old flapper. This particular kind just unsnaps. Other ones you’ll unloop your flapper from the little hooks there.
Here’s our handle.
The handle’s the only little bit of a tricky spot, especially with this particular style toilet. Got a half flush and a full flush for the dual flush. The handle is reverse threaded. So it’s the same with the old one.
Ok, and it’s reverse threaded. So go in the opposite way you’d think you would be doing.
So there’s our old handle. On the old fill valve we’re going to need a longer tube here. So I’m just going to take off the tube portion here. Because we’re going to need this to extend all the way to the bottom of our fill assembly.
Some of these you’ll want to add a ring. Not this one, this one just pushes on. It’s really tough to detach there.
So the bottom of the tube goes to this side. The top of the tube’s going to go up to our fill part two. And then that’s going to wrap this up into the valve assembly.
The handle’s going to get put through right here. And for now we’re going to just get this started here. Before I get it cross-threaded, and again it’s reverse threaded, so that’s the only tricky spot.
Now down inside the belly, we’re going to use our deal here. And that putty is going to seal all of that. You can see the little yellow directional arrow, and we’re going to want to face that directly towards the flush valve. Seat it there.
And now our whole assembly is going to go down and clip on to that. Which sounds really easy. And it is pretty easy. We’ve got to line up the arrow here with the white arrow there. And it just clips on into place.
Now, got a couple things going on. Our flush tube’s going to get inserted down into the flush tube. The fill tube is going to go over to the fill valve. And just push it into place. We can take out the Styrofoam here, for our adjustment levels. OK.
And then now here’s our handle setting here. So we’re going to adjust our handle to where we like it. And then push. We’re going to need to rotate this. Loosen this up And rotate the inner sleeve.
We want it to be straight up and down. So that’s a little bit of a tricky spot here. It’s actually got this little arrow, and we want that to be facing up.
Now we’re going to rotate this to where we’d be able to get a half flush or a whole flush. So I’m going to go ahead and turn this down to about here. And with my toilets, the way that the lid sticks out, that’s the tricky part. Is making sure that you get a half flush or a whole flush with the lid in place.
This is a nice water savings. It can be a little tricky setting up. Especially for your lid considerations. So here’s the lid, and here’s the problem I was telling you about. The lid wants to hit here on the flush valve. But that’s actually enough for my purposes here.
So now I’m going to go ahead and turn the water on. And we’ll see how we do here.
So you can see we’re going through the tube, And then up and over, through our other tube. And down into the line.
Everything’s going what it should here. This side here is our whole flush. This side here is our half flush. Our fill valve still pretty much flows how much water comes into the tank.
And there we go.
Now go ahead and test it for a half flush. We’re going to go up.
And we definitely need some more water than that. That’s not really enough for a half flush.
I’ll go ahead and test it for a full flush. And that went down just fine. So that’s just great.
Now on our half flush, I’m going to push it down and I’m going to rotate it. And I’m just going to go straight to the max, having had a little bit of experience with this before. I’ll start there, and if I can lessen it I’ll lessen it. OK.
So here goes our half flush. I’m going to pull up. Still not really enough for a half flush, is it? I can hold it down myself, and control it that way. But that’s not exactly what I want.
I’ll go ahead and try again. I’m just going to hold it down and control it myself. And then release it. I think that would be a half flush right there. Only half of the water emptied out.
Not much I can do about that. I can adjust the fill, in the hopes that would make it better. Again this is really just fixing the main problem I had, which was a leaking tank. But it would be nice if it would work for the full flush, half flush deal. But at least it’s going to stop the other deal.
We’ll just have to monitor it for awhile, to make sure it’s actually going to stop the other deal. And again, we could control just the half flush by pulling up.
I’ll go ahead and put my lid on, and check it that way. Again, you see how we’ve got clearance.
And here goes the half flush.
It’s not really enough to do the job. But I’ll hold it down for 10 seconds. And I think that would be a half flush there.
Anyway, I don’t particularly like how the handle seats here either. So this is really not a fix for my particular toilets. But it will fix the main problem I was having. I was telling you about the tank leaking.
That’s it for now. Maybe I will try a different dual flush in the future. And see if it will work out better for me, but I don’t know. At least this will work for a full flush.
And I may just reposition this up so it stays more in that position for a full flush. And not really worry about the full half flush thing.
Actually I’m going to do that, just because it looks a little funny to me, sitting off like that. There we go.
Another way to fix this problem would be to replace the flush valve assembly altogether. But that would mean separating the toilet to tank bolt gaskets. Replacing all those and all the little bolt gaskets and the bolts and all.
Anyway, it’s good for now. Good to go.