Re: Toilet still leaks
Posted by hj on July 31, 2004 at 18:13:27:
In response to Re: Toilet still leaks
It sucks the water out of the tank until the water level is even with the end of the little tube, which is apparently 2" below the water level. I hope you did not go to all that expense because of this problem. Raise the tube above the overflow pipe and fasten it there.

: : : I replace the flapper, flush valve, flush valve washer, tank-to-bowl washer and bolts and washers holding the tank to the bowl. There's still a phantom flush. When I shut off the water feed, the tank water drops about 2 inches, but no more. Any ideas on what the problem may be and ways to fix it?

: : Reply:
: : It sounds like you may have a hole in/or a defective overflow tube or flapper or the refill tube is inserted too far into the overflow tube and it is siphoning down the that level.
: : e-plumber

: Thanks e-plumber. Please elaborate on the refill-tube siphoning? I did have it just laying in the overflow tube. How would this cause the water to siphon off?

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