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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #120 on: November 14, 2019, 08:47:37 PM »
It doesn't get worse by the second shower, the drain issue is pretty immediate.
How soon during the first shower does it slow down?
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #121 on: November 15, 2019, 12:35:05 AM »
How soon during the first shower does it slow down?
Pretty much right away. Right now it's not so bad- some of the previous times before I snaked the drain the water would take 5-10 minutes to finish draining after a shower and now it's only a minute or two.

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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #122 on: November 15, 2019, 06:46:11 AM »
Pretty much right away. Right now it's not so bad- some of the previous times before I snaked the drain the water would take 5-10 minutes to finish draining after a shower and now it's only a minute or two.
If it slows down right away then that is a sign the clog is right there. If the first shower in the morning takes a few minutes to slow down then the issue is farther away.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #123 on: November 15, 2019, 09:07:49 AM »
Pretty much right away. Right now it's not so bad- some of the previous times before I snaked the drain the water would take 5-10 minutes to finish draining after a shower and now it's only a minute or two.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #124 on: January 12, 2020, 10:06:43 AM »
My toilet is running. I checked the round rubber piece on the bottom (the Pluggy Sealer) and it's tight, no water escaping. The water is filling all the way up and then flowing into that pipe (Mr Thirsty). The thing that floats up with the water and supposed to stop the water from flowing (Floaty McTopper) is going all the way to the top but not stopping the water from flowing.

What needs to be replaced?

(sorry if I used a lot of technical terms)
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #125 on: January 12, 2020, 10:31:05 AM »
My toilet is running. I checked the round rubber piece on the bottom (the Pluggy Sealer) and it's tight, no water escaping. The water is filling all the way up and then flowing into that pipe (Mr Thirsty). The thing that floats up with the water and supposed to stop the water from flowing (Floaty McTopper) is going all the way to the top but not stopping the water from flowing.

What needs to be replaced?

(sorry if I used a lot of technical terms)
Some technical part of my brain.

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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #126 on: January 12, 2020, 10:53:16 AM »
My toilet is running. I checked the round rubber piece on the bottom (the Pluggy Sealer) and it's tight, no water escaping. The water is filling all the way up and then flowing into that pipe (Mr Thirsty). The thing that floats up with the water and supposed to stop the water from flowing (Floaty McTopper) is going all the way to the top but not stopping the water from flowing.

What needs to be replaced?

(sorry if I used a lot of technical terms)
If the flapper which is used on the bottom covering the hole where the water escapes is fine then your next option is to check on the float with the ball(Balloon shaped) or if newer toilet then there's a little round or circle float device that controls the rod, if you pull up on the rod and it stops you know the float thingy is broken, either you can buy a generic replacement from a plumbing supply store or from home depot, or if it's a Kohler toilet or some other brand you mind find a diagram on the back of the cermaic cover going on the back of the toilet with all the parts and part numbers, and then you can google that part.

 Also if you know what your doing there's a way to reposition the float to stop the toilet from running earlier and put less water in the tank, you should be able to adjust a screw somewhere on top of the float mechanism.
      Play around with the float and see what works.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2020, 10:59:43 AM »
If the flapper which is used on the bottom covering the hole where the water escapes is fine then your next option is to check on the float with the ball(Balloon shaped) or if newer toilet then there's a little round or circle float device that controls the rod, if you pull up on the rod and it stops you know the float thingy is broken, either you can buy a generic replacement from a plumbing supply store or from home depot, or if it's a Kohler toilet or some other brand you mind find a diagram on the back of the cermaic cover going on the back of the toilet with all the parts and part numbers, and then you can google that part.

 Also if you know what your doing there's a way to reposition the float to stop the toilet from running earlier and put less water in the tank, you should be able to adjust a screw somewhere on top of the float mechanism.
      Play around with the float and see what works.
That's the thing. The water doesn't stop even when the floater is all way up.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #128 on: January 12, 2020, 11:02:04 AM »
That's the thing. The water doesn't stop even when the floater is all way up.
pull on it, and what happens?
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #129 on: January 12, 2020, 11:04:23 AM »
pull on it, and what happens?
Nothing
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #130 on: January 12, 2020, 11:58:58 AM »
Nothing
Then it seems that's the issue, go with replacing that.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #131 on: January 12, 2020, 01:51:59 PM »
Nothing
If water is going into the overflow tube it is either the fill valve of float adjusted wrong. If you raise the float yourself and it doesn't stop the water then like @myi said the fill valve needs to be replaced.
http://bloghomez.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/anatomy-of-the-toilet-tank.png
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #132 on: January 12, 2020, 01:53:14 PM »
If water is going into the overflow tube it is either the fill valve of float adjusted wrong. If you raise the float yourself and it doesn't stop the water then like @myi said the fill valve needs to be replaced.
Hence for my conclusion!
  But since I'm not there, I can only diagnose it from what he says.. 
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #133 on: January 12, 2020, 02:18:00 PM »
Nothing
I guess it's time to say goodbye to Floaty McTopper. ;)
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #134 on: January 12, 2020, 02:56:01 PM »
If water is going into the overflow tube it is either the fill valve of float adjusted wrong. If you raise the float yourself and it doesn't stop the water then like @myi said the fill valve needs to be replaced.
http://bloghomez.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/anatomy-of-the-toilet-tank.png
Hence for my conclusion!
  But since I'm not there, I can only diagnose it from what he says..
I guess it's time to say goodbye to Floaty McTopper. ;)
How big of a job? My DIY bar is pretty low.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #135 on: January 12, 2020, 03:06:51 PM »
How big of a job? My DIY bar is pretty low.
If you won your own adjustable wrench it's worth trying yourself.

http://bloghomez.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/anatomy-of-the-toilet-tank.png
Wrong diagram for good sam's toilet.  This one has a float on the fill valve.  good sam has a Floaty McTopper type of float.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 03:10:17 PM by ckmk47 »

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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #136 on: January 12, 2020, 05:03:58 PM »
@good sam , how dirty is the toilet tank if it's not too bad I would take take a picture and upload it here so I can see for myself.

 And from there I'll tell you how hard or if I think you should tackle it.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #137 on: January 12, 2020, 05:28:50 PM »
@good sam , how dirty is the toilet tank if it's not too bad I would take take a picture and upload it here so I can see for myself.

 And from there I'll tell you how hard or if I think you should tackle it.
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #138 on: January 12, 2020, 10:48:53 PM »
Make sure there is a shutoff valve for that toilet. If so and you have another toilet to use I say go for it.  :)
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Re: I need Plumbing Help... Any plumbers out there?
« Reply #139 on: January 12, 2020, 10:56:08 PM »
My toilet is running. I checked the round rubber piece on the bottom (the Pluggy Sealer) and it's tight, no water escaping. The water is filling all the way up and then flowing into that pipe (Mr Thirsty). The thing that floats up with the water and supposed to stop the water from flowing (Floaty McTopper) is going all the way to the top but not stopping the water from flowing.

What needs to be replaced?

(sorry if I used a lot of technical terms)
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