Toilets can make noise for many reasons: the most common are bad fill valves, calcium deposits inside pipes and leaky toilet valves. In most cases, a cleaning or replacement is needed to correct the problem.Continue Reading
Vibrating sounds heard in the wall when a toilet is flushed are usually caused by the fill valve. Inside a fill value is a diaphragm gasket, and when it goes bad the gasket loses elasticity and gradually hardens. To test for a bad fill valve, remove the tank lid and gently lift on the fill valve's float arm. If this causes the noise to stop, the fill valve will need to be replaced.
A whooshing sound heard when a toilet is filling that goes away after the toilet is full often occurs when the water pipes are starting to develop build-up inside. This happens most often with galvanized and copper pipe because the turns are harder and reverberation occurs because the pipe is made of metal. The pipes need to be cleaned with an appropriate cleaning agent for calcium and mineral deposits.
Slowly leaking toilet fill valves can cause a whistling sound from a toilet. Adjust the fill valve until the whistling stops. The leaking valve will likely need to be replaced or repaired.Learn more about Plumbing
The two most common problems that occur in RV toilets arise due to problems in the seals at the bottom of the toilet bowl and the seals of the water valves. In order to repair these problems, turn the water off, flush the toilet to clear any remaining water and water pressure and remove the toilet to make the repairs.Full Answer >
A noisy toilet can occur as the result of several things: loose pipes, irregular water flow or suboptimal float placement. All of these problems can be rectified quickly by making only a few minor adjustments by hand, but adhesive foam tape and a screwdriver may come in handy.Full Answer >
There are several reasons for poor performance of a toilet, but adjusting the water level in the tank often improves the flush. Turning the adjustment screw at the top of the valve on ball-cock valves counter-clockwise increases the water level. Adjusting concentric valves require loosening a small nut at the upper end of the adjustment rod and turning two to three full rotations before tightening the nut again.Full Answer >
Push-fit plumbing uses specially designed valves, couplings, connectors and other pipe fixtures to join pipes without using clamps, glue, soldering or unions. A push-fit connector uses metal teeth to grip an inserted pipe and forms a watertight seal with a compression fitting O-ring once the pipe hits the tube stopper.Full Answer >