Got a whining in my pipes that only stops when I flush the toilet (any
of them) and starts back up when the tank is filled. One stopped for
awhile when I tapped the float. Google says to change out the innards of
the toilet. I would prefer not to. Does anyone know if just maybe
adjusting the float to get a little more or less water might stop it?
It goes away when I flush any toilet and I just adjusted the float
on the one nearest to my computer when I Googled it. Is this likely to
be one causing the problems even though it stops when I flush ANY toilet.
Thanks to all that replied. Since the noise was worse in my office,
on a lark I wanted to see what happened with the spigots. Found that the
hose outside my office was still on full and the sprayer was not
triggered so it wasn't spraying. Apparently that was enough pressure to
set it off. Turned it off and the noise went away. Probably still
indicative of something getting ready to get weird, but I can live with
the noise if it is only when my wife is watering the plants out front.
Thanks again to all for the help.
Well, there goes a good usenet thread all to hell.
Anyhow, thanks for checking back. Follow up is
rare now days. Rare that anyone takes the time to
share what works, and what really happened.
Technical note to Gordon Shumway and Derby Dad.
This is the same thread, so in your ear if the
Re: offends you. Sit on it, Potsie.
If the float adjustment is bad water will be too high in the tank and
running down the overflow in the middle. If the level is right and it
is still using water, the flapper is not seating right. Both are huge
On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:23:18 PM UTC-4, Kurt V. Ullman wrote:
Google said that? Google? I was not aware that Google is a plumbing service.
The flushing of any toilet changes the pressure in your plumbing system, lowering
It at every fixture. That could certainly stop the whining until the system is back
up to full pressure.
I suggest that you wait until you hear the whining and then turn off to fill valve to
each toilet one at a time until the whining starts. Since you are not changing the
pressure like you are when you flush, you should be able to isolate the problem.
Yep, Google also does babysitting, provides recipes,
gathers up archaic information like what is a fire
plow, and has been known to settle legal cases.
Google is the end all to all the world's problems.
Is it possible that closing one of the shut offs
one at a time will help diagnose. One or two shut
offs closed will make no change, and then closing
other shut off will cause the whining to stop?
That would help isolate the bad valve. Maybe the
OP will get the whining valve first.
Then, in true man form he can say "Stop your
whining. I shut you off."
While it is "whining", turn off one toilet at a time (using the stop
beneath the tank). See which one causes the sound to cease.
Then, examine the float valve in that tank (some can be disassembled
and cleaned; even a tiny bit of sand can leave it partially open;
enough to vibrate as the water squeezes past, under pressure)
Yup. I did that when we moved in, years ago. Quarter turn off/on.
Unfortunately, the "handles" on the stops are very small (poor
choice of mine, at the time). So, I've made "adapters" that
slips over them (as they are all identical, one adapter design
suffices for all!) to give you something more substantial to
hold onto (when you're crouched down trying to access the
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