Do all modern toilet tanks have overflow tubes?
I ask because I went on vacation just a couple of days after my
toilet started to drip in the tank.
I'll be gone for a while so drips can quickly get out of hand before
you know it.
If it has an overflow tube I should be OK until I get get to it.
BTW, this toilet is 12 years old now.
How do you stop a drip on the handle part?
Will I need to call a plumber?
It's a very slow, irregular drip, maybe once every 5 seconds or more.
On Oct 3, 1:43 am, email@example.com wrote:
If it is dripping from the flush handle it is over filling and the
fill valve needs repaired or replaced. If it has a turn off at the
house side of the flex tube it would be wise to turn it off until
repairs can be made.
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote the following:
12 year old toilets have an overflow tube..
There can't be a drip on the handle if it has a working overflow tube.
The top of the tube is below the level of the handle.
If you are worried about the bowl overflowing, it won't as long as there
is no blockage in the drain.
On Oct 3, 2:43 am, email@example.com wrote:
re:"my toilet started to drip in the tank."
You said it's dripping *in* the tank. Where *in* the tank is it
re: "How do you stop a drip on the handle part?"
What do you mean by a drip *on* the handle part?
re: "I ask because I went on vacation just a couple of days after my
toilet started to drip"
I gotta ask...if your toilet was dripping/leaking/whatever, why didn't
you turn it off before you went on vacation?
I guess this is as good a place to jump in with my reply as there was
overlap in many of the responses.
I took off the lid and saw water dripping from a place near the
handle mechanism. I can't pinpoint the location because I don't know
toilet terminology and wasn't able to take a pic because of time
It was dripping from this handle spot into the tank water below it.
As I mentioned, everything happened very quickly and I had no time to
think about what to do. I honestly would need help to even find out
how to shut down the water to the tank. I'm a plumbing dummy.
In retrospect shutting off the water would have been the safest/
smartest thing to do, but I can't do it now because I'm on my long
I can alert my neighbour to check the bathroom, as he will be coming
over once a week to check on other things.
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