Re: American Vent-Away Toilets
Posted by Dennis on April 04, 2004 at 20:32:38:
In response to Re: American Vent-Away Toilets
To clarify, the dripping is continuous unless I pull the handle out (turning on the venting system) or when I flush the toilet. The dripping resumes after about 30-60 secs later. The dripping is unrelated to the handle mechanism itself though.

: You are not "using" the venting system, since if you did, the water would be flowing into the toilet. It does not function when you flush the toilet, it operates when you pull the handle out, and then the water keeps flowing until you either push the handle in, or flush the toilet. The handle could be misadjusted so that when it returns to the "center" position, it partially opens the venting system, or it could need to be repaired.
: : We just moved into a house and have noticed a continuous dripping sound that is eminating from the toilet (an American Standard "Vent-Away" toilet). It only seems to pause when we flush the toilet, only to begin once again 30 - 60 secs later. I'm pretty sure it's not the flapper, because I held the flapper down tightly for several minutes and the dripping continued despite this. I also shut the water off to the toilet overnight and the tank level stayed where it started, also suggesting the flapper is not defective.

: : I'm convinced the dripping is due to the venting mechanism - when I use the venting mechanism, the dripping stops, but starts up once the venting cycle is ended. Does anyone have any good solution to stop the dripping when the venting mechanism isn't on?

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