Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grady Plumbers Putty?
I can't believe that Fluidmaster would sell a product that has you install a new flapper and expect it to seal with plumbers putty. I would have much rather replaced the entire linkage pipe that connects the tank to the bowl but Home Depot was out of them. So I tried this "PerforMax" set up and the plumbers putty did not seal and the tank leaks constantly into the bowl which causes the new fill valve turns on every few minutes to refill the tank. What is truly sad is that all the hardware on this toilet is fluidmaster hardware. The plumbers putty would not seal against fluidmaster hardware! This is the last fluidmaster product I will ever purchase.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ericatomars23 easy installation, no more constantly running toliet
So my toliet has been contanstly running and its been driving my crazy. Especially at night, so i decided to finally fix it. I wasnt sure what the problem was other then it wasnt the flopper. The water tank filler was broken and the previous owners thought great stuff would fix it (sadly it didnt) so i just decided to replace it all. Now the instructions are good but im not familiar with the mechanics of the toliet so some of the instructions was like another language so i went to my handy dandy you tube and thankfully there was and after watching it a couple times i got it! The old screws were kinda hard to get off but once i did it all went without a hitch! I have no expirence doing this yet i was able to fully change everything out. For the value i think its very good, i was able to fix it myself instead of having to hire someone for part and plus labor. This product also allows you to easily control the water flow and turn the flopper to control how long it stays up. I haven't messed around with those features yet right now right out the package seem to work great so for now it's fine.
March 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScooterALR127 Only 2.5 stars average?? This is a great product
I just installed one of these not 20 minutes ago and was impressed enough to get online and write a review. I was stunned it only had a 2.5 star rating.
I can't think of a single thing wrong with this product. I rated the quality at 4 because I don't know how many years the chain to the metal flapper will last and I don't really care for a plastic "chrome" flush handle but what do you expect for 19 bucks?? I will be buying another to replace the guts of the other terlet in my house.
The instructions were GREAT! A couple of times I started cursing because "those ******* instructions didn't say to put that part on first" but when I went back to them I found they most certainly did. Follow the instructions item by item and you'll be good.
Excepting the chain and some bolts it's all plastic. I have no worries about the plastic parts because they're under water most of the time and I'd rather have plastic than metal. Well, I'd prefer stainless steel but again, I am not going to expect that for 19 bucks.
It took me about 30 minutes to install and I guarantee when I do the other terlet in my house it will take no more than 20, maybe even 15.
Install goes like this:
Removal of old stuff:: Turn off your water, flush the toilet, disconnect the water feed, get remaining water out of the tank (not the bowl) with a sponge (I used a towel), then pull out all your old parts. Flush handle (reverse thread, as mentioned in the instructions..a nice touch), fill pipe (the thing with the float on it), then the bolts that hold the tank to the toilet (mine were so corroded the were about to come out on their own), then lift the tank off, remove the gasket/seal from the bottom of the tank and then the big plastic nut holding the flapper/overflow pipe.
Installation of new stuff: Put the gasket/seal on the overflow pipe/flapper and stick it in the toilet and measure it so it's an inch below the hole for the handle. Mark it and trim it to that height (cutting took about 30 seconds with a hacksaw...it's plastic). Then put the nut on the bottom of the overflow valve, put the gasket/seal over the bottom of said pipe/seal, drop the bolts in with some metal washers and rubber washers (great picture in the instructions), put the tank back on the terlet, tighten the bolts (BE CAREFUL, only tighten until the tank doesn't rock or twist. Too tight and yo can crack the tank), then insert the fill/float part - it is adjustable height (twist to adjust) and you need that height to be right (easy), the flush handle, and then pull the clip from the chain and slip it back on so there's about a 1/2" of slack with the flap closed (Honestly, that was the most frustrating part). Connect the water, turn it on, and give it a test flush or three to make sure nothing is leaking.
You will probably need a big set of pliers (I call 'em channel locks) to remove the big plastic nut when you remove the tank and go to remove the flapper/fill. I bought some years ago to remove a stubborn oil filter and consider them to big one of my best tool investments.
When tightening parts (water feed and such) they only need to be hand tight but my hands aren't what they used to be so I cheat and us pliers to give them a little more torque. You'll want a BIG set of pliers to get the old nut off the overflow tube/flapper and to tighten the new one (I think every home should have some huge adjustable pliers..sooo many uses). I strongly suggest an open end wrench for tightening the tank bolts - if you're looking to do this yourself you probably already have wrenches - but you could get away with using pliers if you REALLY had to.
The flapper has some dial adjustment so you can limit the amount of water it uses per flush. I didn't mess with that. The water fill tube has an adjustment (that was obviously IV-inspired) to limit the flow when the terlet refills. I messed with that a little but didn't notice any difference in noise no matter if it was set full on or slow trickle so I didn't see any point in reducing the fill speed.
Bottom line: For 19 bucks this is a great product. The instructions are great and tell you everything you need to know.
Cons: For 19 bucks? None.
August 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Coonsber Wimpy plastic
I have used quite a few Fluidmaster products in toilets I have owned. The plastic components seem to be getting thinner and flimsier each time I buy replacement parts. I would gladly pay a higher price to have more substantial parts. Do you hear me Fluidmaster?
My issue with this kit is specifically with the flush handle arm. After a month of use, the weight of pulling up the flapper to flush the toilet has sheared the plastic arm apart at the 90 degree angle where it attaches to the flush handle.It does take a stronger force to pull up this new flapper compared to the old, but that is where we want to prevent water leakage and constantly running toilets, right? I think that the flush arm should be made from a sturdier plastic.
That said, I like the ease of use and understandable instructions on this Performax Complete Kit. It was very self explanatory and all parts were easy to identify. No special tools are needed to install the kit. I have had no instances of water leakage or the tank topping off intermittently. I like the adjustable flapper to increase or decrease the amount of water going into the bowl.
July 20, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JTM Buyer beware! Leaky Flapper!
I am a carpenter by trade 20 years, but have been in construction/building maintenance for 30 years. This kit is good and easy to install, if you have basic plumbing/DIY skills, but the flapper didn't last long and started to leak. :/ After a few weeks, my toilet fill valve started to refill every few minutes. I was like " You gotta be kiddin' me! ALREADY!" :D I purchased two kits, so I took the new flapper from the new kit and replaced it. VOILA! (TA-DA!, PRESTO!) :D No more leakage! :) My bad! As I am writing this review, I just heard my toilet fill valve refilling, every few minutes! :/ I am hoping it is not the flush valve and if so, I will have to take the toilet tank all apart to replace it! :/ I am going to look into what is causing this problem and follow up later. If you buy this kit, buy an extra flapper, you will probably need it in a few weeks or so! :/ You may also want to consider buying a new toilet, as I may do! :D I really don't feel like taking that thing apart again! :/
June 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Strider Not compatible with Karat K-322 single piece toilets
Not compatible with single piece toilets. Could not install the complete kit with a Karat K-322 toilet. They need a more complete list of non-compatible toilets.
June 8, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Unked Slow to fill but works
Typical Chinese lack of quality that we all have to contend with but installed easily and doesn't leak. Slower to fill than 20 year old unit it replaced but way easier to adjust water level. ;-) I'll be surprised if the flimsy plastic flush handle/arm survives more than a year.
March 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RepairGuy Leaky Flapper
After installing th is product the Flapper allowed leakage and the toilet had to keep topping off. this would happen every 58 seconds
January 28, 2016