toilet flushing too hard/ splashing out

Old 07-11-04, 07:01 AM
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I live in a mobile home, and we don't have separate valves for each water source. I've never seen a toilet flush too hard, but this one does! It splashes out of the bowl and onto the seat and floor.
Anyone ever dealt with this before? We really don't have very high water pressure (shower is normal to low pressure), so I can't figure it out.

Old 07-11-04, 07:39 AM
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Odd problem ,to say the least.2 things I can think of that might cause it. The holes under the rim may be partially plugged and causing the water to shoot out at an odd angle. This happens with well water usually.You can unclog them with a coat hanger and use a handmirror held in the bowl so you can see the underside of the rim. 2nd thought. Doe's this happen all the way through the flush or at the end ,when the last of the water is leaving the bowl? If at the end, you could have a plugged vent and the splashing is caused by the sucking of air when the bowl water level is at the lowest point.Could be a birdsnest. If so,remove as much as possible and run a waterhose down the ventline to wash it out. Good luck and post back.
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Thanks for the quick reply! Sounds like that might work.
We don't have well water, but we do have water that turns yellow upon setting. It's hard to keep everything clean. Shower walls & tub get a yellow film. I'll try to unclog the holes.
(It does seem to splash during entire flush process.)

Thanks again for the suggestions! I'll let you know if it works.


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