08:23AM | 03/05/07
Member Since: 03/04/07
2 lifetime posts
The upstairs toilet was flushed and the floor and walls began to vibrate. Several times a day I hear a short fog horn noise in our attic above the upstairs bathroom.

We drained the two hot water heaters, checked the vent pipe for blockage on top of the roof and still it continues.

Can you help me with this problem?


Barbara Hosein


02:32PM | 03/05/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Most like it is the toilet fill valve.

Replace it is with a fuildmaster.

Sometime it is the stop valve.


03:20AM | 03/06/07
Member Since: 03/04/07
2 lifetime posts
The toilet is working correctly and is not loose water when not in use.

The fog horn sound can happen when no one is using any type of water in the house or it can happen a couple of hours after a shower.

Please advise me your thoughts.


Barbara Hosein


03:33AM | 03/06/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Plus replace the flush valve.

The seals in the fill valve gets old and hard will will make tha noise.

The flush valve can slow leak water and with the old ballcock style fill valve you never know it.

With a Flushmaster the water has to get down an inch or so before it refills and you will hear this Phantom Flush.

Not the water level in the tank. Then shut off the stop valve. And check the water level an hr later. If you have a leaking flush valve it will be down.


03:43AM | 03/06/07
Member Since: 07/07/06
75 lifetime posts
I had the same problem and we could not solve it for the longest time. As an independent action we replaced an old toilet with a new Toto toilet. Next day the fog horn and other sounds were gone


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