Wounded elephant?

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Old 11-09-10, 10:58 AM
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Wounded elephant?

My one toilet,(out of 4 in the house), sounds like a wounded elephant when it is flushed. It is the only one to do it. Has gotten worse with the advent of cooler weather. Thanks, Kyle
 
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Old 11-09-10, 02:18 PM
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Try to locate the source of the noise. Open the tank & flush it. Does it sound like the noise if originating inside the tank? Shut the valve & flush it. Is the noise still there?
 
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Old 11-09-10, 03:35 PM
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I shut the supply line off, flushed the toilet - no noise. Reopened the line, flushed again and still no noise. Maybe something was stuck in the ball valve?
 
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Old 11-09-10, 04:08 PM
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Was it a ball valve or a stop valve? It is possible the stop valve gasket was loose and was fluttering in the valve. When you turned it off you corrected it 's position. Just a stab, but glad it worked out.
 
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Not sure either way at all, if it happens again, should I just replace the whole fill mechanism?
 
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Old 11-10-10, 08:37 PM
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Oh, I see, you are calling the fill valve a "ball" valve because it has a ball on it. Gotcha. I was referring to the cut off valve (stop) near the floor. Yes, if it were to happen again, I would consider replacing the ball mechanism to a linear Fluidmaster 400. Let us know how things go.
 
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