Q. "What is a float ball tank and why is it discontinued if I need it for my toilet?"
A. The float ball tank in the Roma toilets was designed to help maintain proper water levels in the tank. The fill valve refills the tank with water after flushing, and once the water overflows into the float ball tank it turns the fill valve off quickly - eliminating the slow final filling you get with most tanks. The float ball tank is not a necessary component, meaning your toilet will work fine without it as long as the parts actually used in flushing are working, but some plumbers feel that toilets equipped with one will function better. As with almost any toilet that is no longer being made, like the Roma, the manufacturer will slowly phase out and discontinue parts - usually beginning with those that aren't essential to function.
Q. "How do you adjust the water flow of the Fill Valve (Water Control Assembly) for the #2009 Series Roma toilets?"
A. To adjust the water flow of the water control assembly (#047135-0070A with vent-away or #047136-0070A without vent-away ) you tighten or loosen the volume control stem located next to the plunger. For less flow tighten the volume control stem by turning it clockwise or for more flow loosen the stem by turning it counter-clockwise.
Q. "Are all American Standard® parts 'standard' and are ALL their products and parts made in America?"
A. A number of their products are made overseas (as is the case with many other plumbing manufacturers as well). Please do not assume that all products made by American Standard (Am. Stan.) are made in the U.S. The word "standard" and "American Standard®" are NOT identical. Most of their faucet parts will only fit their brand (as is the case with their competitors as well). Many of their toilet parts will only fit their brand of toilet. Not all of American Standard® parts are universal ("standard"). We get this question frequently, and it is probably because some people assume that since they have the word "standard" as part of their name that they must be using parts that are "standard"; as in universally fitting. Just as car bumpers don't fit on all brands of cars, parts for "standard" toilets and faucets will generally not fit on other brands. Generally you must buy parts specifically made for (designed to fit) your specific brand of toilet/faucets, etc.
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