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Old 02-11-05, 10:53 AM
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Home Improvement Otters! PLEASE HELP! Toilets!!

I had to replace the chain in my toilet that links the flapper with the trigger thingy.

When I did that, I messed something up so the toilet kept running... so I replaced all of the innards, both the shaft and the flapper thing.

NOW, everything appears to work fine when I flush... no running forever, etc... but about 30-45 minutes after I flush, the toilet runs for about a second or two, like it's refilling the tank. The flap appears to be a tight seal around the bottom hole... any ideas what could be causing the tank to leak, and refill every 30 minutes? There is no water leaking on the outside....

HELLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!
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The flapper is not a tight seal. To check this, put some food coloring in the tank and leave it for an hour. When you come back if the color has bled to the bowl, you will know you don't have a tight seal.
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I'll try that, thanks... so if that's it, do I just replace the flapper? maybe the generic model I bought doesn't create a tight seal, but another might?
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Yeah, loosten the chain connected to the flapper or get another flapper that fits correctly.....
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I also think its the flapper thats either not sitting right or has a leak somewhere in it.
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Wrap the chain around your flapper and stick it in the hole to make a tight seal....

..Oops, thought this was adult!
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I suggest you just buy a new house. It will save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.

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