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Old 05-17-2016, 06:49 PM
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I need some damn help

We have a toilet, downstairs powder room, that we put new toilet in when we did some remodeling about 4 yrs ago

We keep having a problem with the rubber flapper in the tank hanging open, it is sporadic so you never know when it is going to stick open after your flush it

I had a plumber at our house back in the winter doing couple repairs and he put a heavy duty flapper in the tank just to make sure .

This has been fine until last couple weeks and all of a sudden the flapper keeps sporadically hanging open again . I have taken it off and re installed it but still happens

Anybody got a damn idea how to fix this thing
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I would probably just buy a new flapper, easy and cheap. Generally, the chain should be almost tight when seated/closed. This should keep the chain from stopping the flapper from closing
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I know the feeling! We have one toilet that is always giving us issues.

Maybe the flapper isn'tt sealing well at the drain. Maybe your chain is getting in the way. They sell replacement flapper / parts for around $10 / kit.
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What brand of toilet?

John
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
What brand of toilet?

John

DAMN if I know, thought a shitter was a shitter

Just a standard "handicap" toilet (taller from and LOT more comfortable) than old toilet

I have checked the chain and DOUBLE checked the chaing and it appears still looks fine
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
DAMN if I know, thought a shitter was a shitter

Just a standard "handicap" toilet (taller from and LOT more comfortable) than old toilet
Nope, I bet a universal repair kit was used in place of an original brand kit.

It can and will make a huge difference.

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You cannot use a non-handicap flapper on a handicap toilet...

ha ha...,
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Also you can try lengthening the chain. That way it doesn't lift the flapper as much. Turn off the water and let the tank drain. Then try to flush it and see if you can get it to stay open. If you can, keep messing with the chain length until it's impossible to get it to stay open.
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I've seen this happen when the excess chain is at the flapper end. Once in a while, that excess chain gets underneath the flapper and the flapper can't seal.
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Toilet repair parts all suck... its chinese junk. Lowes and HD garbage never last like the good old repair kits.

I would go to a plumbing supply store like Fergusons and get new guts for the tank.
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1st, Make sure you use one of the heavy duty red flappers.

2nd, You may need to change out the tank lever and arm attached to the flapper.
Cheap levers have a tendency to start hanging up after a while.

If all else fails, zip tie a few SS nuts to the top of the flapper.
Not the way it's suppose to be done but will work.
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your foundation is off
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Originally Posted by lazy21 View Post
your foundation is off
I bet you are correct!
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
If all else fails, zip tie a few SS nuts to the top of the flapper.
Not the way it's suppose to be done but will work.
Do this because your foundation is off. Use 5200
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Sounds tippy, I would listen to a guy named John on toilet repairs!
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Leave the tank lid off for a while so you can catch(see) what its doing.
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I once had a flapper being held up by the arm snagging on the inside of the lid , really took me a while to find the issue .
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Pee in the sink!
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What is sticking, the actual flapper or is the handle in the down position? The flush handle may be on too tight.
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Make sure the chain doesn't have a twist in it when it goes limp after releasing the lever it could occasionally ball up and keep the flapper open on next flush. like stated keep the cover off and see what has happened on the next hang up.
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