We live in a new house (1 year old, have lived there for 1 year) and
within the past couple of months, our master bath toilet has been
acting up. If we turn on the faucet to brush our teeth and then turn
the faucet off, the toilet gives two quick refills. Same thing with
the shower, washing machine, etc...any other water within the
house...when it is turned off, the toilet refills. Doesn't happen
every time, but often.
The plumber said our tank water level was too high and he adjusted it
lower. This did not solve the problem. I had read that maybe it was a
pressure problem. No one really seems to know what this could be.
If anyone has any ideas, I would really appreciate it! Thanks,
email@example.com (Joe Bobst) wrote in message
I can do this. Just to clarify (I have zero experience in home
repair), which 'valve' are you talking about and is this something I
can do myself?
Also, it's not as if the tank is leaking and refilling (I've seen that
in a different house before)...I think the water is staying where it
should be just fine...it's when water elsewhere is turned off....I've
heard it's a 'pressure' problem and it's a 'vacuum' problem.
Thanks again for your advice!
firstname.lastname@example.org (Sarah) wrote in message
Your flush-valve may be leaking slightly, such that after tank level
drops a bit, pressure-surge from other valve(s) closing cause
fill-valve to open momentarily. Else, it's just pressure-surge
A little food-coloring in tank will give away leaking flush valve,
which is easily replaced. Pressure-surge ("water-hammer") can be
cured with air-filled expansion space in supply line, at appropriate
spot. Could be simple, could be PITA.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.