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Old 01-13-2008, 02:35 PM  
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Can anybody tell me what's wrong with a toilet the makes a tringling, dripping water sound constantly. I know I'm not leaking any water as it doesn't keep filling up, it just sounds like water is dripping or running. Today I tried flushing the toilet, and then I shut the water off and the sound disappeared, so I know for usre it's the toilet and not any other area of the bathroom.

I hope I've explained this good enough!!!



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Old 01-13-2008, 03:15 PM  
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Are you sure the water from the tank is not evaporating, and the comode itself is not juse slowing (with the dripping sound) replacing the water that has gone?



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Old 01-13-2008, 03:23 PM  
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This doesn't seem to be the case....there is absolutely no movement of water visible. It's really weird...

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Old 01-13-2008, 08:32 PM  
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Sounds like the flapper. It is sometimes hard to tell that water is coming in. They sell these tablets you can put in the tank and if it shows in the bowl the flapper is bad. Or just replace the flapper and be done with it. It really sounds like that.

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Sounds like the flapper. It is sometimes hard to tell that water is coming in. They sell these tablets you can put in the tank and if it shows in the bowl the flapper is bad. Or just replace the flapper and be done with it. It really sounds like that.
Chances are it's the flapper. I replace them a lot for just that same reason.

Another cause might be if the water level is at the top of the overflow tube, it's slowly running down it and the tank has to fill, equally slowly, to refill the tank. The water level should be about an inch below the top of the overflow tube. There's usally a line marked for the maximum fill level. If it's over filling, try adjusting the float. If it still fills to high you have to replace the seal in the fill valve, or just replace the whole fill valve is easy to do and doesn't cost much. But try the flapper first, as that's the more likely cause.
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Hello Sharoon:
You might try putting a few drops of red or blue food color in the tank. If it is leaking the color will show up quickly in the bowl. I favor ToolGuy's theory that it is running in over the overflow (standpipe).
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If you have city water fix this right away. I grew up with a well and when i moved to the city i had a leaking flapper and never worried about it. just a little water i figured. til i got the bill $500 for 3 monthes.

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You might try putting a few drops of red or blue food color in the tank. If it is leaking the color will show up quickly in the bowl. I favor ToolGuy's theory that it is running in over the overflow (standpipe).
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Standpipe! I knew there was a proper term. Thanks Glenn.
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If you have city water fix this right away. I grew up with a well and when i moved to the city i had a leaking flapper and never worried about it. just a little water i figured. til i got the bill $500 for 3 monthes.
I can relate to that. In my case, something (Too much chlorine?) "ate" the overflow tube, and it was plastic. Two months, water's cheaper but we had the drought at the time. The toilet is out now as the back bath is gutted and waiting on my ambition. Got a new overflow for it.
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I feel your lack of ambition. Its a little bit of a project to replace that. it goes back together alot easier than it comes apart though. as long as you got the kit will all new nuts bolts and washers.

a little bit ago i agreed to fix a friends toilet though it would be a simple flapper replacement. but no i had to replace the whole set up.
The kit had an extentable overflow tube using the same set up as your under the sink pvc pipes use. (compression washer)
I hope that washer can hold up the chlorine in the water. Better tell her to ditch the 2000 flushes and pick up the brush.. cause im not replacing it again for free.



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