About a 1.5 weeks ago, I changed the guts of my toilet including the
flapper. The flapper was giving me a problem at first because it
didn't seat well until I vaselined the plumbing it touches when the
tank fills up. That worked great for about a week but now I hear the
toilet begin to run again (for a few seconds several times a day) as
before I did the vaseline trick.
Is there anything different I can do to make the flapper seat properly
(any plumbing tricks of the trade) ?
The only two options that come to my mind are, more vaseline or
replacing the flapper. Any other ideas or is there a well made
flapper to stop this type leakage? If it matters, the toilet is about
8 years old and otherwise appears to be fine.
Are you certain it is not the tube that goes into the overflow tube
being too low. If the end of the tube is below the water line it will
siphon slowly causing your symptoms. It should not stick into the
overflow tube by more than a half inch.
I had the same problems, right off the bat, I didn't do the vaseline
thing, since that kinda weirds me out. ;) I found the flapper was
'crooked' didn't sit right. I seemed that it was a manufacturing
defect. I didn't return the flapper, since it was part of a kit, and
by the 1000'th time the tank constantly refilled, I took it out and
stompted the life out of it.
I got a new flapper, I stick with the same manufacture as the seat,
since they were meant to be, and it worked.
Now this is what happened to me, you might need to get a replacement
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
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