I own my condo, and over the past few months they've been servicing
the waste-water lines, which involves shutting them off for a few hours.
all my water pressure is normal since the servicing, however, my toilet
refills very slowly. I noticed for the first few days since the servicing
that when turning on the shower, I would see tiny little grainules of dirt
or whatever in the first burst of water.
I checked the refill line inside the toilet reservoir and there was no
blockage. but when I went to increase the pressure from the in-flow line at
the base of the toilet, the flow stopped completely. when I applied
pressure to the main connection to the wall, I could hear water inside and
even got a tiny little spray. is there blockage in there perhaps? have a
few of these little clumps collected and formed a mass perhaps? where
should I look for the main valve to shut this off so I can take it apart and
it's the 4th of july weekend and I don't want to have to wait for the
property management to show up to look at it. is this something I can fix
myself? help! it's my only bathroom!
Huh?? You could hear water *inside* the wall??
Got spray from where??
I would leave this ALONE on a Holiday weekend!!
is there blockage in there perhaps? have a
Fill a few buckets from the bathtub or elsewhere and refill the
tank from them.
If the tank has a Fluid Master ballcock (plastic float rides up and
a rod), there could be tiny specs of dirt inside the "seal" rubber
After shutting water off, you can twist the black cap off the top with
a qtr turn to get at the seal.
ha. it's early in the morning. I just realized I could shut off the
valve on the wall and get access to the tubing leading to the reservoir from
the wall. duh. however, if this doesn't work I suppose I'll have to call
the property management or worse, a plumber. still, I'm heading out of town
for the weekend, so I'll just leave the valve shut off (meaning turned all
the way to the right, or IN, as it were, yeah?) while I'm gone to avoid "the
yeah, I pulled it off to inspect it, and there's just nothing
coming out of the spout that the fill tube connects too. I'm gonna tackle
this problem tomorrow. for now, the shower-head conveniently reaches the
tank.... old-tymey for sure.
fill a bucket up with water from the tub... use this to flush the
toilet.. and after the weekend have the property person shut off the
water to the toilet and they will remove the supply line and then turn
it back on to flush out the supply line which is filled with particles
that are blocking it... if you have to ask how to shut the water off you
do not want to mess with it.... let them do it...
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