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Old 11-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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I have a toilet that runs intermittently throughout the day and night. I have replaced the float and it still runs. It doesn't have the typical flapper valve and I can't find any information about this type of valve. It is a long wide plastic tube about 3-4 inches around with a gasket around the bottom. This toilet is in the basement of the house and some people have told me it is just the nature of a basement toilet. Ideas?

Also, I have a clogged bathtub. It drains very slowly. I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the drain so I can try to get to the clog.

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Old 11-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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The running water inside the tank of the toilet is caused usually by the rubber
flapper which does not sit very well on the round contour. Many times it caused
by the chain which goes between the flapper and the contour. The other way
the water can run away is if the level of water in the tank is higher than the
vertical tube : the water overflows.
If on the bathtub there is a waste and overflow, then it has to be adjusted so
the water will drain away. If there is no waste and overflow, then the stoppage is somewhere in the trap or down further in which case you need a plunger or
a snake to clear the pipe.

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As I mentioned above, this toilet doesn't have a flapper or a chain.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:35 PM   #4
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Does it look like this?
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1. The gasket at the bottom (large end) of the moving plastic tube might be hardened with age and not give a good seal.

2. The tube may be worn in a manner that it often lands off center and the gasket doesn't seal. I had one of this type of toilet and the plastic tube rode up and down on a metal rod and little fingers that keep the tube centered on the rod were worn down.

Does the bathtub have a round cover (about 4 inches) on the front with the drain stopper control leve on it? It is often easier to clear a clog by taking off this cap, withdrawing the stopper (a heavy metal cyhlinder) on a chain, and inserting your drain cleaning snake here.
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That picture is closer to what I have but not quite. I will snap a picture and post it.

Yes, the tub has a plate which I have removed but can't seem to do anything beyond that. I will post a picture of that as well.

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