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startingreferralbiz 09-05-2005 11:50 AM

Whistling Toilet?
 
Hello all,


Do you have any idea why we suddenly have "whistling toilets?" My husband changed the flapper months ago and two things have happened since then, #1 we seem to have less water in the bowl as it fills up again than we did before, and #2, the toilets recently (within the last week) started "whistling" right after the tank fills back up again. We've changed the flappers before without this happening. What do you think it could be?

Thanks!

Jessica

'Andyman 09-05-2005 06:34 PM

Jessica,

There is a little screw at the end of the float arm when set, determines the amount of water that goes into the tank after you flush. If you dont have the usual amount of water in the bowl, the water supply is trying to shut off too soon. This could be the problem. The "whistling" I would take a guess at the float arm isn't closing the water supply completely when the tank is filled and is supplying a slow flow of water to the tank. This causes a slow trickle into the toilet bowl and is nothing to be concerned about apart from your water bill and the God awful noise in the middle of the night. Been there and fixed it!

Mike Swearingen 09-05-2005 08:16 PM

Jessica,
For fast and very inexpensive peace-of-mind, just replace the toilet tank fill valve with a 400A Fluidmaster fill valve (about $6 bucks at a big box).
Just follow the simple illustrated directions that come with it. EASY!
Good Luck!
Mike

startingreferralbiz 09-06-2005 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 'Andyman
Jessica,

There is a little screw at the end of the float arm when set, determines the amount of water that goes into the tank after you flush. If you dont have the usual amount of water in the bowl, the water supply is trying to shut off too soon. This could be the problem. The "whistling" I would take a guess at the float arm isn't closing the water supply completely when the tank is filled and is supplying a slow flow of water to the tank. This causes a slow trickle into the toilet bowl and is nothing to be concerned about apart from your water bill and the God awful noise in the middle of the night. Been there and fixed it!


Thanks Andy, I appreciate your response. What a great forum this is!

Jessica

startingreferralbiz 09-06-2005 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen
Jessica,
For fast and very inexpensive peace-of-mind, just replace the toilet tank fill valve with a 400A Fluidmaster fill valve (about $6 bucks at a big box).
Just follow the simple illustrated directions that come with it. EASY!
Good Luck!
Mike

Thanks Mike! It's great to get responses so fast! I really appreciate it!

Jessica

plumguy 09-07-2005 03:10 PM

It is great that you appreciate the advice!, but what did you do?? I hope you took the advice of Mike and replaced you're fill valve.


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