Drip drip drip...
December 7, 2012 7:16 PM Subscribe
Why is my toilet making an incessant dripping sound? I think I know which part is the culprit, but I don't know why.
posted by colin_l to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In the 2.5 years we've lived at this apartment, one of the toilets has had a constant dripping noise.
Referring to This diagram
, I'm pretty sure the water is coming in under the flapper valve, because when I press on it with my hand, the dripping stops.
I've played with the chain length and the amount of fill in the tank, and I can't get it to seal. Here are two pictures of the chail/flapper assembly: The whole business
and the valve
. It doesn't seem like there's any wear or anything, and bit that attaches to the tank seems fine, too.
Do I just go to Home Depot and get a new one of these? Is there something obviously missing from the flapper, like an extra gasket or something? Any other ideas?