||08-24-2012 07:05 PM
Water draining into toilet bowl but not from tank
Hi everyone...this is my first post of searching and not finding an answer to my toilet issue. Couple weeks ago I noticed water running into the toilet bowl in streams from the front and along the right side of the bowl. No water streams from the left side. I turned off the water supply and left it overnight and the tank would drain. I replaced everything in the tank: the ballcock, overflow tube, flapper, float, and also the tank to bowl gasket. After re-assembling everything I still noticed the water streams just that they were very small now.
To narrow it down I put some blue food coloring in the water tank and waited to see if the water streams would be blue. After waiting almost 1/2hr the water was still clear. I flushed the tank and removed the flapper and used a small mirror to see if water was dripping from the refill tube's thread, but saw nothing. I dropped some red food coloring in the flapper's drain which still had some water in it (back of the toilet bowl if that makes sense). I monitored the streams in the toilet bowl and sure enough they were red! Is this something I should be worried about? Or as long as water is not leaking from the tank itself I'm fine?