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Old 12-13-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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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?



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Old 12-13-2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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Bad fill valve or if it an older style a bad float.

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Old 12-13-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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so i should probably replace the whole floating ballcock and the tube it is attached to right?
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:24 AM   #5
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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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