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All I can think of is you are developing a siphon between the tank and the bowl. How high does the water get to the top of the overflow? The overflow pipe is the one that sticks up in the tank. I would try to set the float level (what ever kind of float it has) such that the water in the tank is an inch below the top of the overflow pipe and see what ...


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The image attached to this answer, shows what the flush valve is. It typically includes the overflow tube, but more specifically it's the flapper (or a device that controls the flow of water into the bowl). Measure the tank discharge (flush) tube (the hole the flush valve (flapper) covers), to determine the size flush valve you need. The hole might be ...


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My water ran orange or red like our dirt after the fire department tapped the water lines to fight a house fire in our neighborhood. I called the water department and that's the first thing they checked. They told me that it would run clear after the lines were flushed and recapped. What color is the dirt in your region?


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If you are happy with the toilet and it only happens for one person possibly a women, it may have to do with her possible pregnancy. Women take prenatal which seems to contribute to this plus the pregnancy itself could be a factor as well. I will see if things improve at my home but but this is the only suspect. I was otherwise very happy with my top rated ...


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I have a few ideas. The general theme of all these ideas is to do what you can to get away from that 6-way and to a set of T-fittings like more modern plumbing. The first thing that jumps out at me is that you have a nice plug right on the end of your "away" pipe. Would extending the pipe from toilet 2 down and connecting to where that plug is let the ...


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The go to solution for this, is almost always a plunger. Make sure you use a toilet plunger, as it's designed to make a seal with the hole in toilets. Toilet Plunger If that doesn't work, you could try a toilet auger. Toilet Auger If the clog still persists, it might be time to pull the toilet up and have a look. If you pull up the toilet and can't ...


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First thing, replace the flapper; it's cheap, easy to install and probably half if not all of your problem. Opening a faucet just triggers the fill-valve sooner than it would normally try to make up for the slow leak. Next, try tightening the the screw that holds the float at the correct fill level. I like to see at least a 1\4" before it will spill into ...


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To my knowledge most newer toilets manufactured after the water saving regulations were put in place do not completely empty the tank when they flush. The extra water is there to provide extra height to the water which increases the water pressure as it flows into the bowl. If your toilet's flushing performance is fine then leave it as is. If not replace ...


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There are five things that will cause a slow-flush toilet, and you need to check all of them as possible causes. (1) partly filled tank (2) clogged drain trap (3) clogged rim jets (4) clogged siphon jet, and (5) blocked air vent. Sounds like #4 was your problem...glad you got it figured out. You can see more about each of these here: http://quezi.com/21030


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There are five things that will cause a slow-flush toilet, and you need to check all of them as possible causes. partly filled tank clogged drain trap clogged rim jets clogged siphon jet, and blocked air vent. You can see more about each of these here.


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Throwing in my $0.02.. The decision of whether or not to replace the tank should be based on the toilet. If the toilet is old, then it would be better to replace it. Beginning in 1994, a new US government mandate stipulated that any toilet sold in the US has to be a low-flow toilet which uses no more than 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf). This was done to reduce ...


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There are a number of ways to interpret what you are saying, but I suspect the other guesses are wrong. But let's check... I'm assuming that you do not have a UK-style toilet. These are a whole 'nother kettle of fish, and the flush mechanism involves a syphon and black magic. I'm assuming your toilet is NOT blocked. When you flush a blocked toilet, the ...


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It is possible to buy just the tank which matches your toilet. I have done just that when I smashed my tank trying to move the toilet to fix the seal. The model number was printed inside the tank and a little internet searching found the tank, with all the hardware in it, could be shipped to the hardware store right beside my house for about $80, which was ...


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This is usually impractical. An entire new toilet with matching parts is often going to cost less (and much more reliably fit and work together correctly) than sourcing a part for a specific older toilet. While all of the other hardware that goes into a toilet is normally available as aftermarket parts, I have never seen tanks and bowls sold separately, so ...


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On the other hand, if you mean a hissing sound, that's probably a float valve not completely closing.


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The flapper might move a little to the side when flushing, so you fix it it manually. Have the same thing with my TOTO 1.4 gpf. Changed the flapper several months ago, the hissing stopped for a while, now started again. I washed the flapper with lemon juice and soap to remove any calcium carbonate that might accumulate - it reduced the frequency of the ...



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