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what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2018 06:17PM
Fluidmaster 400AKRP10 Complete Toilet Tank Repair Kit
[www.amazon.com]

List Price: $39.99
Price: $17.87

and

Fluidmaster 400ARHRKP10 PerforMAX All-In-One Toilet Repair Kit
[www.amazon.com]

List Price: $24.99
Price: $19.98



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 15, 2018 06:27PM
This would make a great drinking game



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: January 15, 2018 06:28PM
The only thing I see is the rubber tubing (with flow control device) that runs from the fill valve into the overflow tube. Costs an extra $2.11.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 15, 2018 06:29PM
I'd look them up on the Fluidmaster website, and see if there is a comparison chart.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 15, 2018 06:30PM
You can also grab "Used" versions of those at a discount!





(not really used, but opened and returned)



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: billb
Date: January 15, 2018 06:31PM
$2.11



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: billb
Date: January 15, 2018 06:33PM
also 2 years of warranty



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: mstudio
Date: January 15, 2018 06:33PM
Their website calls the $19 one an upgrade from the other and "Premium". Also a 7yr guarantee. I'd probably spend the extra 2 bucks.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2018 06:50PM
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This would make a great drinking game

I was about to open a bottle of wine.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 15, 2018 06:52PM
I'll take whats behind door #3.



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 15, 2018 06:57PM
Might be chlorine resistant silicone instead of rubber.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: JoeH
Date: January 15, 2018 08:41PM
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Racer X
Might be chlorine resistant silicone instead of rubber.

Yeah, the second kit specifically states chlorine and hard water resistant. That is not mentioned for the first kit.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2018 08:43PM
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JoeH
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Racer X
Might be chlorine resistant silicone instead of rubber.

Yeah, the second kit specifically states chlorine and hard water resistant. That is not mentioned for the first kit.

Good catch guys, the second one is due here on Wednesday. Same price as local Home Depot, but I don't have to drive 5 miles each way, and Amazon gives me 5% discount. I know this is bad for local business, but sometimes the choice is hard....
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 15, 2018 09:52PM
Absolutely no reason to not get the chlorine resistant stuff these days. Just a couple of bucks. Took me years to learn this.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 15, 2018 10:15PM
......one just grew up on the wrong side of the tracks....didn't get the same opportunities as the other.....



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 15, 2018 11:59PM
The PerforMax is the one to get better warranty because of better materials it’s also quieter. It also has an adjuster for the water going into the bowl from the fill tube. That’s the one I got when I replaced mine in my old house. Saves a little water.



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 16, 2018 01:28AM
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Carm
The PerforMax is the one to get better warranty because of better materials it’s also quieter.

I know the warranty length might give an indication of quality, but would anyone seriously file a warranty claim on one of these given the relatively low price?

I wonder what the warranty process is? Do you need to ship them the old one and wait for a new one to arrive? And live without a working toilet during that time?

I really like the 400A fill valve but view it as disposable, it's such an easy swap to just replace the upper section of it, leaving the lower pipe in place, and costs about $7. Although the thing that generally causes them to fail, or fill slowly is a rubber diaphragm that they also sell as a replacement part for a couple of bucks.
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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: January 16, 2018 06:09AM
I just love the Phorum.



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Re: what's the difference between these Toilet Tank Repair Kits
Posted by: Carm
Date: January 16, 2018 03:29PM
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GGD
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Carm
The PerforMax is the one to get better warranty because of better materials it’s also quieter.

I know the warranty length might give an indication of quality, but would anyone seriously file a warranty claim on one of these given the relatively low price?

I wonder what the warranty process is? Do you need to ship them the old one and wait for a new one to arrive? And live without a working toilet during that time?

......

I don’t know about the warranty stuff with these, my wife wouldn’t let it go but a day without getting fixed. I’d be happy if it lasted five years.
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