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Old 07-29-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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Sloan Toilet Valve Leaking From Vacuum Breaker


I removed a toilet in order to replace the flooring and when I put it back in and flushed it water came out of the sloan valve at the vacuum breaker vent. This building has sat empty for a couple of years and I didn't try flushing it before I removed it so don't know if it was bad to begin with or if taking it apart messed something up.

Just wondering what might be the issue when the flush valve leaks out the vacuum vents? Is there some simple things to try before I call my plumber to change out the valve? I've removed and replaced a bunch of these sloan valves when taking toilets out for flooring and never seen an issue like this before. But like I said it may have been bad to begin with. I see they sell a vacuum breaker kit with a new diaphragm. Is that what I need to fix this?
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Old 07-30-2016, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: Sloan Toilet Valve Leaking From Vacuum Breaker


Yes, the new diaphragm will fix that--simple to install also.

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