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JJ31069

04:04PM | 12/13/09
Member Since: 12/12/09
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We are the original owner of a 13 year old house. It seems like everytime I turn around I am replacing the guts of one of the commodes. Some have been replaced multiple times. The tanks leak into the bowls. What gives?

LarryG

01:38AM | 12/14/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
you wouldn't by any chance be on well water?

Sylvan

12:18PM | 12/16/09
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Is anyone using bleach inside this tank?

Are you using imported or BIG BOX stores for replacement parts?

JJ31069

03:27AM | 12/22/09
Member Since: 12/12/09
2 lifetime posts
This is county water, and I am getting my parts from the local big box home supply. I completely replaced one commode with one of the commodes advertised as being able to flush golf balls. I thought it was the water shut-off valve, the valves we had were the type you have to turn 2 complete turns to shut off and have rubber bushings. I replaced all the valves (we have 4 bathrooms) with the new type that you only turn a quarter turn.

Is it possible the water pressure coming into the house is fluctuating and causing the commodes to over-fill?

LarryG

08:37AM | 12/22/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
i think you need a water softener system.

Happy Holidays!

Sylvan

11:09AM | 12/22/09
Member Since: 01/24/06
1512 lifetime posts
Me_office1
The 1/4 valves AKA ball valves are great but not designed for throttling as a globe type

About excessive pressure I don't think so as you would hear a lot of noise when any fast closing valves are working such as a washing machine or dishwasher (Solenoid)
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