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11:12PM | 10/21/04
Member Since: 10/21/04
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After I have flushed my toilet, and after it has refilled itself, water keeps slowly running down into the pan. It isn't a gret deal of water but there is always a constant noise there too.

I'm about to start renting out my flat and want to get it fixed. Any ideas what it could be?



03:26AM | 10/22/04
You could read the articles on this site to gain a better understanding of how a toilet works. You may have a flapper that needs replaced, your water level in the tank could be too high allowing it to run over the overflow tube and/or your refill tube could be inside the overflow tube resulting in siphoning. Remove the lid on the tank and observe it's operation. It may be a value to replace the fill valve with a Fluidmaster 400A and to replace your flapper.


10:47AM | 10/27/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
If you pay for your water, you're probably wasting a lot of money.

After you fix the problem (probably the flapper) stop using bleach-based tablets or other products in the tank. They ruin rubber flappers over time.

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