Toilet Filter: After putting down a new floor and re-installing, my toilet won't flush all the way. I've completely rebuilt the guts (new fill mechanism, new flush valve, new flapper), I've maximized the tank fill, plunged and augerred, and even used muriatic acid to clean the jets (though I might not have done it correctly), with no results. (More Inside...)
Some additional info:
- When I pour a couple of gallons of water from a bucket, it flushes without any problem.
- I've replaced my flapper and entire flush valve -- I'm certain that it's operating properly and that the flapper opens fully and stays open for long enough.
- The FluidMaster fill/float mechanism that I bought doesn't fill the tank to the old line -- even when it is adjusted to its maximum setting -- but when I manually keep the float down and allow the tank to fill to just below the overflow pipe, the flush still doesn't execute.
- The muriatic acid fix that I tried came from here
, and didn't specify the quantity of acid to use, only the dilution. Other instructions I've found (e.g. here
) don't say to dilute the acid at all, and suggest a much more elaborate process of taping off the toilet and letting it work for much longer.
I'm very frustrated, and simply can't afford to pay the several hundred dollars that a plumber wants. Any advice from experience would be appreciated.