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Old 01-19-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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After flushing the toilet and the water tank completely fills up again, there is a loud and persistent foghorn/jackhammer noise that seems to shake the wall. The only way to get the noise to stop is to turn the water valve below the toliet (on the wall) to the total "off" position. Is this a serious problem/costly repair, or is there an inexpensive fix to stop this annoying problem?

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www.fluidmaster.com


model 400a toilet fill valve.
available at Lowes, HD, and Ace hdwe.
only around 10-12 bucks.
very easy to install, and pretty much maintenance free. just replace the rubber fill valve seal every few years.
It's the only one i'll buy.


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Old 01-20-2011, 07:20 AM   #3
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What he said. The shutoff valve is vibrating. Fluidmaster, cheap, lasts a long time, generally worry free.
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Mine has been doing this for about a year. I was on my computer last night and my computer keyboard vibrated (from the cistern vibration!).

I changed the washer but it seemed to have made it worse. I need to fix this as I'm scared of flushing the toilet at night and waking up the family.
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It could also be a loose washer in the toilet supply shutoff valve. Or a washer type shutoff valve not fully open(not an issue with ball type valves). Check the house water pressure. Should be about 45-60lbs. Inexpensive pressure gauge available at home, hardware stores.
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It could also be a loose washer in the toilet supply shutoff valve. Or a washer type shutoff valve not fully open(not an issue with ball type valves). Check the house water pressure. Should be about 45-60lbs. Inexpensive pressure gauge available at home, hardware stores.
I don't think it's the pressure to the house because the other toilets in the house don't make a sound. I'll go have a look at the shut off valve now.

Cheers Bill (you're not JUST Bill, you could be Bill the lifesaver )

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