First some background, my house will soon be 18 yrs. old, and 4-5 yrs. ago, the
water line TO my house broke under my garage floor. So the contractor said the
best [read cheapest] thing to do was run a new line to the house, which he did.
Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to notice, that he was increasing the size
of the water line... and I've had nothing but problems since, with my toilets.
I have paid to have the insides of the tank replaced 3 times, and the line at
the bottom where you shut the water off... and with each plumber it gets worse.
Yesterday, after having to shut off the water valve in the hall bath, because it
was just spilling down the overflow tube... I heard this loud noise from my
master bath. Went in to find the top of the tank had been moved several inches,
and that was the clatter I heard of the top clanking, when it was lifted. This
had happened once before, but 5 mins. or so, after using the MBR toilet ONLY.
And now it has happened 2 more times after using the MBR toilet. Everything
works normally, but 5+ mins. after the bowl and tank have filled... something
weird happens with enough force to displace the tank top.
My question is, as it was to these plumbers, is it because of the water pressure
from the street being increased, and what can I do about it?
Or is it that these fixtures are just so old, these tank replacements won't fit?
I don't want to call any of these plumbers back, because they treat me like an
idiot, because I'm female. I may get ripped off a lot... but not by the SAME
Another question is, if I just replace the toilet, what guarantee do I have it
can withstand this water pressure? Or can that water pressure be reduced where
it comes into the house, if that is the problem? Thanks for any & all advice.