Toilet Noise

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by btmoore9, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. btmoore9

    btmoore9 New Member

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    Ok, we thought this noise was more of a pipe issue until I was standing in my bathroom yesterday and the noise started and no one had even flushed the toilet! When we flush our toilet...only the mater bath toilet......this God aweful noise "hums" and now a vibrate has included itself! But when you turn water on the noise stops. Well yesterday when I heard the noise I took the top off the toilet and lifted the floater thingie :p Hope you all like my terminology and the vibrating and humming stops when I lift it up. Is there not enough water getting in there to keep the floatie up or is the floatie or is it something else?? I hope someone can help me here :)

    Thank you

    Bridget
  2. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    Loose washer

    Replace the ballcock with a fluidmaster 400a or replace your ballcock washer.
  3. btmoore9

    btmoore9 New Member

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    Thank you so much for the info....I will do this and let you know how it works for me :)
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Most components in our plumbing systems use rubber for various types of seals. When the chlorine and other things in the water take their toll, rubber can get hard, or soft, or bentout of shape, or just worn. Now this rubber piece may vibrate, especially when just a low amount of flow is happening. This vibration makes noise, and it actually cause the water stream to vibrate, transmitting the noise throughout the house.

    So as recommended above, repair or replace the fill valve inside the toilet. If the noise continues, come back and there are other things we can talk about.
  5. btmoore9

    btmoore9 New Member

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    Fluidmaster Is A God!!!!!!!!!


    Thank you so much for your advice! The fluidmaster solved the problem and the noise is GONE!!!!!!! :D Pretty easy to install as well (speaking for my husband :p .)

    Thank you again

    Bridget
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