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Old 10-02-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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Toilet sounds like a semi-truck


When I flush my toilet and its almost full - the last few seconds the water pipes shake so much it sounds like a semi-truck driving by the house. The first 3/4 of the tank are fine but the last bit is rough. Any ideas? I have replaced the flapper portion as it was leaking by.

Not sure what to do and afraid its going to shake the side of the house off.

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Old 10-02-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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Can you tell which pipes are shaking? Is it the pipe coming out of the wall, down in the basement, or inside the toilet?

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Old 10-02-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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The short answer is yes. You can see it in the pipe in the toilet but the sound is coming from the basement I think.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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In an effort to remedy the noise I have: 1 - replaced the center piece with what used to be a flapper on it, 2 - checked the water lines to make sure that there werent any that were partially cloed. Beyhond that I am at a loss.
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replace the fill valve. get a fluidmaster 400a. problem solved . you can sometimes test this by shutting off the angle stop halfway when its making the noise.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:04 PM   #6
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Replace the fill valve - the one that the water enters the toilet through. I replaced the other one - the one that the water leaves the toilet through but not the other one.

I will give it a try. Thanks!!!


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