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Old 05-31-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Visiting my daughter and son in law. Guest bath toilet turns on every few minutes. I can see that water is seeping into the bowl from the tank. Guess its the 3 year old flapper. Flapper replaced. Water still seeping. Guess its the gasket to the overflow pipe. Tank comes off. New gasket, overflow pipe in case its cracked, new flapper, new bolts with new rubber washers. Water still seeping into bowl. Tank comes off again. Overflow pipe and gasket comes off again and reseated. New tank to bowl gasket. Everything put together again. Seeping seems to have stopped.

What a way to spend time with my kids and grandkids

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Additionally, it's a skill learned through years of experience.

There's no doubt about it - professional plumbers earn every cent they make. God bless our Pro's.

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Seldom do people call plumbers with easy repairs. They usually call after they have exhausted their own resources (and made the problem worse)
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I've been up to my armpit in some ****ty water occasionally. But always came out with a happy customer and a great repair...
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Visiting my daughter and son in law. Guest bath toilet turns on every few minutes. I can see that water is seeping into the bowl from the tank. Guess its the 3 year old flapper. Flapper replaced. Water still seeping. Guess its the gasket to the overflow pipe. Tank comes off. New gasket, overflow pipe in case its cracked, new flapper, new bolts with new rubber washers. Water still seeping into bowl. Tank comes off again. Overflow pipe and gasket comes off again and reseated. New tank to bowl gasket. Everything put together again. Seeping seems to have stopped.

What a way to spend time with my kids and grandkids
The stuff is made of junk, plastic and the cheapest rubber from China that falls apart, geez, I remember when the guts of toilets were all solid copper and brass and lasted.
I have very hard water and the lime has caused issue with various float seats not sealing.
The only float valve assy I've found that seems to work and last is by Fluidmaster.

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