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minor, but still unneeded stress - Diary of a Necromancer
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robling_t
robling_t
minor, but still unneeded stress
First-World Problem of the Day is that the toilet had some sort of a funny turn in the wee hours and is now refusing to shut off from dribbling down its outflow pipe after filling the tank. Jiggled the first two things that the internets suggested to jiggle, with no resolution, so it's most likely door #3, "replace [$THIS_BIT]". Until we can scare up someone who actually knows what a new [$THIS_BIT] looks like that's appropriate for our model and how to swap out the part without incurring fatalities, the workaround is to switch the water on and off at the valve as needed, which is going to be tedious but still much preferable to letting the damn thing leak and eventually wear out the sump-pump. {sigh} Just a good thing I noticed it before I went to bed or something...

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randomdreams From: randomdreams Date: March 23rd, 2011 01:37 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
On most toilets there are fundamentally only two bits: the flapper assembly and the filler assembly. If the float's not so high that the water level goes over the flow tube and starts running down, then the only other way to have water run down that is that the filler assembly is leaking because the valve's finally died, and that's a pretty easy/quick/inexpensive fix.
From what you say, it's quite possible you have a more complicated toilet, but if it's any sort of normal two-piece (tank and base) toilet, from like 1954 to now (and I'm not joking about that: my previous toilet was from 1954) a flowmaster filler assembly should fix it.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 23rd, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It does appear to be the valve in the filler assembly AFAICT from jiggling the various suspects; it's a fairly garden-variety Kohler from a few years back (when the building was rehabbed), so I'll hit the home-store on the weekend and cross my fingers, yeah...
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