COMMUNITY FORUM

eightmile01

09:30AM | 09/01/09
Member Since: 08/31/09
4 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
When I flush the toilet, everything seems in order. The toilet tank fills to its normal level and the bowl fills with water. After about 5-10 minutes, the water in the tank drops making the toilet inoperable unless I take the top off the tank and push down on the lever to fill the tank again. Then, I can go ahead and flush the toilet. If I stand there and continually flush the toilet, there's not problem. The problem comes after letting the toilet rest for more than 10 minutes or so. It doesn't happen due to any other fixtures being used either. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem or do I need a new toilet? Also, if I need a new toilet, is it hard to install yourself? I'm not plumbing savvy and don't possess the plumbing lingo.

Thanks in advance,

CL

doug seibert

10:21AM | 09/01/09
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Open the tank and check the REFILL TUBE from the FILL VALVE to the OVERFLOW TUBE.......

If the refill tube is too deep in the overflow it will siphon water from the tank....some designs leave an air gap between the two......

Here's the toiletology site:

http://www.toiletology.com/index.shtml

"......measure Once.....cut Twice....

throw that one away and cut a new one...."

LarryG

01:40PM | 09/01/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
could be flapper also not making a good seal.

eightmile01

05:34AM | 09/02/09
Member Since: 08/31/09
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the prompt response Doug. I will check for that problem first with the toilet. The toilet is at a rental property, so it may take me a moment to respond to help on this issue. I'm going over there today and will let you know what I find.

eightmile01

05:36AM | 09/02/09
Member Since: 08/31/09
4 lifetime posts
If the refill tube is not the problem, I will also try and look for this solution, as well, and keep you posted.

Thanks,

Larry
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1