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Old 11-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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I am cleaning out the bathroom of a former tenant and I noticed the toilet water is blue. I looked in the tank and there was a blue glob on the bottom of the tank. Is it necessary to scrape this out? Also, the water in the bowl does not flush all the way down. Is there an adjustment I can make? It is a 1977 AS with a fill valve and flapper.

Also, the cold water faucet on the sink is leaking. Does it just need a gasket?

The ceiling below another bathroom has water stains and a sections is collapsing. All the caulking seems solid. There is an access panel behind the shower. I ran the water, looked, and felt around the pipes. No water visible. Any suggestions?

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I am cleaning out the bathroom of a former tenant and I noticed the toilet water is blue. I looked in the tank and there was a blue glob on the bottom of the tank. Is it necessary to scrape this out? Also, the water in the bowl does not flush all the way down. Is there an adjustment I can make? It is a 1977 AS with a fill valve and flapper.

You can replace the fill valve to a fluid master and adjust. There should be a small hose off the fill valve hold the flapper valve open and use the small hose to wash out the blue sludge

Also, the cold water faucet on the sink is leaking. Does it just need a gasket?

Couldn't tell without brand and model. Look at the faucet for corrosion and if it about to fall apart replace it. I have 20 rentals and manage 150 units. Faucets are cheap and tenants are hard on them I replace them with a cheap faucet.

The ceiling below another bathroom has water stains and a sections is collapsing. All the caulking seems solid. There is an access panel behind the shower. I ran the water, looked, and felt around the pipes. No water visible. Any suggestions?
If the ceiling is collapsing you are going to have to remove the damage to fix. Look around to determine where the water is coming from.

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