I have a slight problem where I can hear my commode running. It does
this for about 15 seconds maybe 4-5 times a day. At first I thought the
flap needed replacing and did that, but still doing it. To help maybe
rule out the flap completely, I placed a weight on top of the new flap,
the colored the tank water. After an hour, I could see some color in
the bottom of the bowl. I am using a Fluidmaster valve, could this be
going bad? Thanks.
On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:17:40 -0500, burfordTjustice
Unless it's overflowing into the overflow tube, no. If the valve is
leaking and the flapper is sealing, the tank would be overflowing.
I had no trouble getting flappers for my toilets when I first lived h
here, but the hardware store I went to closed, and no place else sold
the model I used. Then I was at a custodial supply house that I
guess really was wholesale (because it was so cheap), and required a
letterhead statement from a business to shop there.
The flappers, same name brand, were about a dollar a piece (Isn't
that cheap?) so I bought 24 of them!
The first one worked fine, but the next one took 4 months to seat
right. I would take the lid off and use a stick to push it into the
pipe, and then it would seal until the next time I flushed the toilet.
After the 4 months, it's been working fine for years.
I haven't needed a third until now, and I'm waiting to see if it will
be perfect like the first one or the same way.
You can prevent this by planting a rose bush in the toilet.
I replaced the Fluidmaster valve this morning, and the flapper last
week. The food coloring test is still showing up at the bottom of the
bowl after about 15 min. Not sure what else to do. I am considering
trying the Korky kit that supposedly "repairs" the flapper by using a
ring that is siliconed in place under it. I suppose if that doesn't
work, I'll have to pull off the tank and replace those parts.
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