Am a newbie homeowner and trying to learn. Apologies if this has already been asked before. I was not sure if my situation is different.
First problem - I have a tank bolt leak from one side of the toilet. So to try to tighten it and hopefully stop the leak, I shut off the water under the toilet with a wrench after some struggle. That led to...
Second problem - After shutoff the FluidMaster fill valve works properly and no water comes out of it after flushing. However the tank slowly fills up with water over the course of 30 mins to an hour.
Is the tank filling due to the shutoff valve not completely shutting off water?
Am I dealing with water coming from bowl to tank??
The shutoff valve looks like a gate valve and my wrench has slightly bent the valve head. Am I better off replacing the shutoff valve with a ball valve?