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Old 09-10-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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this goes on all day. i live in a condo. at night it is quiet unless i turn on any faucet. i have shut off the valve just to stop the noise sometimes. i know nothing about plumbing pipes valves. i am thinking there is something wrong with the water pressure in our building but a plumber who came by wants to sell me an entire new toilet. this toilet is nine years old. does shutting the valve do any kind of damage until i need to use the toilet? the hiss can go on every six minutes depending on the time of day.
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You have a leaking fapper ---that's my guess--have you lifted off the top of that tank and looked inside after you have had the water turned off?

Look---see if the water level in the tank goes down over night---if so---you need a flapper or a flapper and seat---

Next possibility---if the tank is over filling---water will run into the round over flow tube----and make the toilet run---to fix that---adjust the float on the flush valve----

Last possibility----The flush valve is defective---and goes off with the pressure variations in the building---change the flush valve.

The plumber may have detected a flaw in the toilet and suggested changing it for that reason---or the toilet is an economy model ---or he has a boat payment due and needs the sale.
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The plumber may have detected a flaw in the toilet and suggested changing it for that reason---or the toilet is an economy model ---or he has a boat payment due and needs the sale.[/QUOTE]

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:21 AM   #4
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Take the cover off of the tank, add a few drops of red foor coloring. If the red ends up in the bowl the flappers leaking, or the flapper seat is dirty.

Any DIY can rebuild a whole toilet in about an hour with about $20.00 worth of parts, and a few simple hand tools. If you go on The Fluid Master web site it will have a full break down, parts needed, trouble shooting, and instrutions on how to do it.
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