Flush, burp, flush, burp, flush... WTF?
June 12, 2011 11:39 AM Subscribe
Moaning Myrtle is living in my toilet. Please help me debug.
posted by range to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
I thought I understood how toilets work but this has got me baffled. To reproduce bug:
- Flush toilet. (flushes like a normal toilet)
- Wait 0-10 minutes.
- Flush again.
The second flush invariably starts with a dramatic belch as an air bubble comes up the trap (or from somewhere else, I guess) and bursts out of the water in the bowl, occasionally sending water several feet into the air. The next flush is back to normal, followed by a burp, etc. I can repeat this pattern all day long.
Fun extra debugging info:
- If I wait longer between flushes (say, more than 15 minutes), the burp doesn't happen.
- If I pull the handle slowly, the burp can be minimized, sometimes to near-undetectable levels (that is, no or very little air moved at all, not a reduction in airspeed).
- This is a normal (except for being haunted) float/flapper toilet setup.