Re: new toilet runs when water is turned on elsewhere
Posted by jimbo on June 14, 2004 at 14:40:55:
In response to Re: new toilet runs when water is turned on elsewhere
:Is the fill mechanism in your toilet the type with a ball on a long arm? These tend to be susceptible to pressure fluctuations causing the symptoms you describe. A simple pressure check as recommended by others should be your first step. By the way, first measure the pressure with all faucets turned off. Then turn on a faucet somewhere and see what happens. If the pressure drops more than about 15 percent, or if the static pressure is less than 40PSI or above 75PSI, you have a bad regulator.


Regarding the flapper, water conditions drastically affect life of flapper. One year could be normal for your area, although it is not the first suspect in this case, UNLESS you put any of those blue cleaner things in your tank; some of those have been tested to destroy a flapper in 14 DAYS.


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