Re: toilet overflowing for 2 hours
Posted by Terry Love on November 07, 2002 at 12:11:38:
In response to Re: toilet overflowing for 2 hours
A faulty flapper would cause the fill valve to run. Until the water level in the tank reaches the proper level, it will continue to allow filling of the tank.
No problem in most cases, unless the bowl is plugged. In that case, water will not run down the drain, but rather over the rim and onto the floor.
This is one reason I prefer toilets that resist plugging.
There are not many things worse than an overflowing toilet.
Terry Love

: I need some quick information. Would a faulty "flapper" that remained open in the tank cause a clogged toilet to continuously run over the bowl and flood the house with hundreds of gallons of water? Situation is: The toiled became clogged after flushing, and occupants didn't know it, and the water ran over the bowl for hours and flooded the house. I need to know what would cause this to continue to overflow. I thought that if it would be clogged, you'd only lose the water in the bowl and tank. Please help this is a serious situation! Thanks

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