Toilet issue, Moms

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"Oren" wrote

I'd say about zero as she'd have water leekage and have mentioned it. She just replaced all the insulation under the trailer so had it down to bare wood this past summer. She'd had some freezing problems last winter so re-winterized the underside this year.
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cshenk wrote:

High wind area? Sometimes the wind causes a vacuum in the sewer pipe sucking the toilet water out. Sometimes you can see the toilet water bouncing up and down with storms.
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"Van Chocstraw" wrote

Yes, high wind and that's an interesting one. She's in a trailer and the skirting is always causing trouble so she just replaced it again for winter. Some of the old stuff had rotted out (wood, doesnt affect the trailer itself but abuts it) so she put up new base and some sort of siding. I don't have the details but she's a pretty savvy lady even if 79 now (grin). If she was into newsgroups, she'd be all over this place with 30 years of 'house flipping' experience. Like all of us though, she doesnt know everything and plumming is a gap for her.
So, the issue may be downline of her I take it? That would explain why it seems to be transient.
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Capillary action. There's a piece of toilet tissue stuck somewhere and the water is flowing through it. It may clear itself someday.
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I can barely understand what you're talking about. If the bowl level goes down, why must it be refilled? How low does it go, how long does it take?
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Are you sure that your mother doen't mean the water level in the tank, not the toilet bowl itself?
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"hr(bob) wrote mm wrote:

Yup, I've had 49 years to learn how to translate 'Mom-speak' ;-) commode=bowl in her lexicon
I'm looking a the stuck paper in the P-trap as a possible but normally she'd use a plunger first thing which I imagine would clear that.
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"cshenk" wrote

Grin, back from Mom 'You are a gem, now tell all them cute young men thanks!' (Mom's 79 so all of you qualify ;-)
She's shut the water off to that one and taken the flapper off. It's in her purse as the generic one from the HD didnt fit. There's this cute young guy, mid-50's that she's gonna charm up to help her find the right one. Local plumming supply place. Lordy mighty, knowing Mom, he's gonna be lucky if he gets away just selling her a flapper! (hehe the ladies will catch on, guys at that age tend to be a little slow on the uptake).
Thats my Mom! Go girl go!
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