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Sloane 12-13-2007 10:35 AM

Toilet Problem
 
so i am lower than a novice but i want to fix this myself =)

after a flush the water level in the bowel begins to VERY VERY slowly raises. it takes about 2-3 hours to reach the top of the overflow tube and once it does there is a mini-flush. before i go taking everything apart anyone have an idea what the problem is?

thanks

sloane

47_47 12-13-2007 11:12 AM

Bad fill valve or if it an older style a bad float.

Sloane 12-13-2007 11:25 AM

so i should probably replace the whole floating ballcock and the tube it is attached to right?

Rehabber 12-13-2007 11:27 AM

If it's an older toilet, some of the internal passages may be clogged with calcium deposits. If that is the case you're best off replacing it.

majakdragon 12-13-2007 12:24 PM

Since you mentioned the overflow tube, I assume you are referring to the tank and not the toilet bowl. For less than $10 you can purchase a Fluidmaster 400A fill-valve. The instructions are vey good and it is an easy fix. It will also eliminate the ball.


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