Re: Overflowing Toilet- 3rd Floor
Posted by LonnythePlumber on July 26, 2003 at 14:04:34:
In response to Re: Overflowing Toilet- 3rd Floor
: Water continuously leaking is a not normal, but is common with toilets if they are not kept in good repair. If it is a new toilet then it either has a defective part or is not adjusted properly.

: : I live in a year old house, which had 3 out of 5 toilets replaced because they were not level. Two days ago my child stopped up the toilet in his bathroom (too much paper), told me it was stopped up. I looked at it. The water level was normal- I did see a lot of toilet paper in the bowl. I did not unstop the toilet right away. No one used this toilet, but some time during the night (!) water went into the bowl, eventually overflowing it, wetting the ceiling and floors of the two floors below. My question is: how could this have happened??? Why was water going into the bowl?? On closer inspection (with a rep. from my builder) we found both toilets in my children's bathrooms to be continuiously "leaking" water into the bowl(s). Tomorrow the plumber is coming (at my builder's expense). Please inform me on whether this is "normal" toilet functioning as my toilet expertise is limited to flushing and cleaning. P.S. I am, as you can tell, the "woman of the house", my husband is out of town, we are moving- and our house is on the market. !!!!!!!! Help!!!!!

New toilets may require adjusting the water level after some use. The washer becomes indented, requiring more pressure from a higher level of water, to shut off the flow. The higher level can cause the water to run into the overflow tube which empties into the bowl.
If we set the new toilet water level lower, then it may not have enough water to flush. Adjusting the water level on a new toilet is common.LonnythePlumber.

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