Re: Noise after toilet flush
Posted by Terry Love on August 31, 1999 at 20:45:17:
In response to Re: Noise after toilet flush

: Hi Terry:
: What an excellent site. Lots of good info. After we flush our downstairs toilet, there is a loud noise which stops if you open the cold water tap in the sink next to the toilet. Once the tank has filled, the sound stops. Could you point me in the direction of a solution to this annoying problem. Thanking you in advance, David

David,
Here is some previous writtings on this problem:

My husband replaced the inside things in the tank of the toilet, and now when it is flushed it sounds like a tuba
in the walls. I'm growing tried of the tune. HELP !!!!! Sherri

Sherri:---Tell your Husband that "Tuba Toilets" are passe and tacky. Insist that he take the nuisance noisemaker back to
whence he got it forth with. There are excellent bargains to be had by the watchful buyer. A "Silver Flute" or possibly an
authentic "Penny Whistle" might be more appealing to Madames impeccable tastes?
For those however who consider silence "Golden", you should instruct your husband to purchase a ballcock of known quality
lest he invite unwanted
noises to emanate from the bathroom.
Just one thing before you send your Lord of the Manor on this quest for a quiet flushing loo.
Ascertain that he has in fact fully opened the water supply valve to the "China Throne"..Bud..

WHY IS THE PIPES IN MY TOLIET AREA VIBRATING AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY? IT SOUNDS
LIKE THE TITANIC.
IT DRIVES ME CRAZY! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. ANGIE
Angie,
Your Titanic toilet is leaking at the flapper. Replace the flapper with a good quality 5-year flapper, and replace the fill valve
(ballcock). When replacing the fill valve, get a new supply tube.
Loose rubber washers cause noises like you mention. (fill valve) The fact that the noises occur throughout the day, indicates that
the water level in the tank is dropping, (leaking flapper) Terry

Angie:--Terry Love has furnished you first class advice on your TITANIC problem. He did however overlook a very very
important thing.
Until the repairs have been completed on your toilet, you must insist that all users wear a life jacket and carry a flare
gun...Ahrmand

And even though the toilet sounds like a foghorn, don't get the idea that the sound will keep icebergs away. I've seen icebergs
smash right into toilets at night. I would keep the night light on, it could get rather messy.
Terry




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