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nammc

12:03PM | 09/10/01
Member Since: 08/28/01
4 lifetime posts
Rpxlpx,

Thanks for all your help. I'll replace the bowl soon. I'll let you know if the problem is fixed.

Iceman

03:23PM | 11/17/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dude,
Don't replace the bowl. I had this problem. The solution is to reduce the pressure a little at a time. If the pressure is too great the initial blast of the refill will lift the flapper. I know it sounds crazy, but it worked.

lost_most_of_the_time

04:06AM | 01/24/02
Member Since: 01/23/02
1 lifetime posts
This flushing twice problem has just occured on my toliet.It was ok yesterday but last night it started.It seems that the water cannot get out of the bowl as fast as it did earlier.My vent is clear but I'm guessing there may be a slight blockage in the drain although plunging didn't change anything.Any comments?

Iceman

07:51AM | 01/24/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Lost,
Try using a coathanger to clean the holes under the rim of the bowl and then shut off the water and pour a bottle of CLR right down the flush hole inside the tank. Let the CLR set for around 1/2 hour and fill the tank and flush. Lime deposits will build to the point of restricting the water going to these outlets.
Len

rpxlpx

03:06AM | 01/29/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
A piece of information. CLR will cut most buildup of minerals (calcium, lime, rust), but in my house it didn't work on the shower door. (I'm on a private well.) After trying various products, I used plain vinegar to cut the built-up water deposits. Works slow, but works.

BV000149

06:02PM | 01/16/13
Water level in tank to High. Rebuild kits set the water height on 1.6 gal toilets to high. cant shut flapper until tank is empty lower float to shut water off earlier.

Kaleb

BV000554

04:42PM | 03/09/13
Incoming water flow pressure doesn't allow the flapper to shut properly, thus, a double flush. Turn the water supply down.

~ 2sasees

Sylvan

04:54PM | 03/09/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Very simple all you have to do is use the globe valve under the tank. A Globe pattern type of valve is used for throttling thus CLOSE the valve a little so it does not push the flapper up from the Douglas valve seat

You can also adjust the water level inside the tank or adjust the flappers setting time

Sylvan

01:54PM | 04/01/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Simple solution

Your refill tube entering the over flow tube on the Douglas valve has to much volume (pressure) and causing the flapper to stay up longer then needed

On the left hand side under tank there should be a glove valve use it to THROTTLE the volume and that should allow the flapper to seat properly
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