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lsdcraze

04:19PM | 01/08/03
Member Since: 10/23/02
14 lifetime posts
Sometimes when I flush the toilet on the second floor, I can hear water trickling briefly after the tank has been filled. I've checked the toilet and there are no visible leaks. It appears to be coming from the waste line. Is that something to be concerned about?

12vman

06:26AM | 01/09/03
Member Since: 11/13/02
33 lifetime posts
You may want to check the Flapper on your toilet. I had a similar problem with mine. Over time the rubber becomes stiff and loses it's original shape; this causes some water loss from the upper tank. It's an inexpensive item, only a few $'s

rpxlpx

06:14AM | 01/10/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Also, take off the tank lid and fill process. If the fill valve shutoff doesn't happen until the tank is on the verge of overflowing into the overflow tube, then you'll sometimes get some overflow trickling down the tube.
In this case, you need to adjust the fill valve or float - or replace the fill valve - because the tank is getting too full.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited January 10, 2003).]

lsdcraze

04:52PM | 01/10/03
Member Since: 10/23/02
14 lifetime posts
I've already adjusted the fill valve so there is no overflow. However, I noticed that even after the tank has been completely filled, the water continues to feed into the overflow valve and it takes a long time for it to stop. This is a brand new American Standard toilet. Could something be broken already?


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