Stupid toilet problem.....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Lunachick, May 9, 2009.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    We have 2 baths upstairs and they are back to back. One is for the daughter and one is our master bath. Lately, when either toilet is flushed it continuously runs, to the point of me running upstairs to lift the toilet tank lid and tap the "arm" of the chain to stop it from running.

    I'm not resting during the night cause I hear water running - drives me crazy - I have to go do the "toilet tap" to stop the running. Our quarter billing for our water bill went up $200 since this toilet issue.

    DH went and bought a new flap. He said "toilet's all fixed!" 1/2 hour later I hear water running and I have to run upstairs and tap the dern arm. Am I missing something? Is there another remedy for this type of problem?

    I did shorten the chain on one toilet. Nothing's changed. Still running after it's flushed. [​IMG] And the weird part - I'll fix the arm for the moment and go do something and it starts running again and no one was in there. Is it time for the whole new guts for the toilet tank? Or is there another remedy?

    Here's an interesting side note: When i go into the kitchen and turn on the water the spray nozzle (while resting in it's spot) sprays water at me! I didn't touch the nozzle! So i took it apart and cleaned it up and put the spring and washer and everything back together and tightened the nozzle. Everything's fine. for a few days. First thing this morning - turn water on in kitchen sink to make coffee - BLAST of water right at me! The spray nozzle! No coffee needed - I'm awake now!

    But the toilet issue really pisses me off. Any home remedy hints I may be missing? Any help would be appreciated!
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    You might have something stuck in the "hole" where the water leaves the tank...[​IMG]
  3. We tried getting it fixed. Ours was doing the same. But in the end we bought a new toilet.
  4. rnoyster

    rnoyster Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Conway, South Carolina

    The problem is where the flapper is seated in the toilet tank. It is called the flush valve. It needs replaced.
    The flush valve comes with a new flapper so you won't have to buy a bunch of parts besides the flush valve.
    I will PM you with the instructions on how to change it out.
    Dick (Oyster's Plumbing Service)
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    One toilet is only 2 yrs old they other one is 18 months old. And they weren't cheap. I don't think the innards are any good. how long has the modern toilet been on this planet? You'd think they would have perfected the mechanics so these problems wouldn't happen? These are 'water saving' toilets. They are not saving us any water at all!
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:Oh! I would appreciate that! Is it hard to do?
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:LISTEN TO THIS! It's correct
  9. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:We've already thought of that! That would be WAY MORE interesting! We always have water and TV problems not sure why, but it could be a lot worse I'm sure.
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Time to call the TAPS guys! [​IMG]

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