Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott The Fluidmaster Water Saving Refill Tube works great!
The Fluidmaster Water Saving Refill Tube works great! Plenty of tube length and easy to adjust the water. Love the blue hose clamps (the tube was snug enough but the clamps was still nice to have)
The rest of the review is for pjc999
To start, the Fluidmaster Water Saving Refill Tube is for saving water in the bowl, not the tank…
The purpose of this tube (properly installed) is to divert some water (during refill of the tank) into the overflow tube to the bowl for proper bowl water level (in the bowl only not the tank). What is nice about the "blue refill roller-ball clamp" (I will call BRRBC) on the filler tube, is that you can lessen/restrict the amount of diverted water into the bowl and therefore saves some water.
(When adjusting the BRRBC, it squeezes the tube's hole (closing the hole thus reducing the amount of water that can be sent to the bowl.)
Most toilet filler tubes without the BRRBC will fill extra water to the bowls proper water level and over flow the rest in the bowl (until the tank refills completely) down into the plumping attached to the toilet and out to the septic for which is nothing but wasted water not to be used (kind of money down the drain).
If this is kind of confusing, just get an 8oz glass and fill it with water and stop filling when the water reaches the very top of the glass. (With the BRRBC properly adjusted, it will do the same thing in the toilet bowl)
NOW, put a few more ounces of water in the glass and notice the water overflowing and the wasted water going down the outside of glass and onto the counter and floor (unused and wasted water). Notice the glass of water is still filled to the correct level BUT there is also unused/wasted water that can’t be used. And that’s about it. I hope this has helped.
As to adjusting the BRRBC, that’s something you will have play with until you feel it is adjusted correctly. If it’s too much to play with, than simply stick the filler tube into the overflow tube and make sure the toilet works (flushing and filling up) and move on to the next project.
Oh, one more thing, when the tank water level is reached and the water is cut off, everything stops. The bowl fills ONLY when the tank is filling up.
December 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pjc999 Why does this work?
I am having flush problems with my American Standard toilet. AS sent me a replacement filler with the water-saver included. Please explain how/why this restricts the amount of water entering the tank? Fill water is directed into the overflow tube which allows the bowl to fill and thus the tank. What shuts off the flow to the bowl? Not the water-saving feature on the fill line. If so, explain or is this a FluidMaster marketing thingee.
January 18, 2013