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rusnet69

05:33AM | 04/17/07
Member Since: 04/16/07
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Few months ago we've noticed that after flushing the toilet and after the tank feels with water, we heard a rumbling noise in the pipes for few seconds. Then the noise disappeared for few weeks and now it's back every time we flash the toilet. Any suggestions on what should be done to fix this problem?

Sylvan

04:21PM | 04/17/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1578 lifetime posts
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1- check the tank bulb /flapper /disc

2- Check the over flow refill tube to make sure it is above the over flow tube not allowing some back syphonage

3- Check the float to make sure it stops at the water line

4- look down the over flow tube to make sure the parts listed in #1 are not seeping

rusnet69

04:34AM | 04/18/07
Member Since: 04/16/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for your suggestions. We will try them and see if anything can help.

One more thing we've noticed after closer observation -- if we flash the tank so it's almost empty, the rumbling noise in the pipes are much less and even sometimes disappear.

Recently we've changed the handle. It broke because it was plastic and we changed to the metal one. Do you think it could cause the problem?

Also, our friend thinks that our vent pipe maybe stuck with something. When we first heard the noise, we had a snow on our roof. After snow has melted, the noise disappeared for some time but re-appeared a week ago or so. Any idea?

Thank you for any thoughts.

Billhart

06:52AM | 04/18/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You can help tell the difference between the two.

Fill a bucket with a couple of gallons of water and dump it into the bowl.

That will cause the toilet to "flush".

If you hear the sound then it is from the drain/vent system.

To check the fill valve turn the stop valve off. And then flush the toilet. Wait until it finishes.

Then turn the stop valve back on and all the tank to refill. Do you hear the noise them. If so it is in the fill valve. But fill valve usually make more of a squealing sound.
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