I turned the full valve on my loo off to unclog the toilet and as I go to turn clockwise to turn back on it drips slightly so bit worried to turn on in case I find myself with a big leak!!!:( First home owner and just wondering if this is normal before I do turn back on. TIA

  • Can you take a picture of the valve? – JACK Dec 29 '19 at 0:31
  • Is there a nut behind the valve handle? If so, tighten it a bit. Usually clockwise shuts off a valve. – JACK Dec 29 '19 at 1:01
  • don't you mean fill valve? – jsotola Dec 29 '19 at 2:34
  • "turn clockwise to turn back on", don't you mean anti-clockwise (counter-clockwise in US)? Stop valves turn clockwise to shut off... – Jimmy Fix-it Dec 29 '19 at 15:35
  • Is this valve the fill valve on the inside of the toilet, or is this the supply valve that supplies water to the toilet? – Velobuck Jan 10 at 19:23

I am with jack here a photo of the leak or a description would be helpful,

at the shutoff valve not the fill valve on the “crapper” itself. A leaky shutoff valve the valve stem packing may need a slight tightening, the nut below the handle, give it a 1/4 turn clockwise and see if the drip stops, this is common with older valves. Sometimes the valves need repacking but many times just tighten the packing nut will seal things up and last for years.

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