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LittleBunnyFooFoo
500+ posts
11/21/04 05:43 PM
My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up

My electricity went out yesterday so I just decided to take a shower and go and run some errands. In the middle of shampooing my hair I had an epiphany that sounded like the shower head sputtering: I'm on a well water system and the pump runs on electricity! [censored].

Either way, after they got the electricity back on and I turned on all the faucets to get the air out of the lines, I noticed that now my toilet bowl won't fill up all the way. The tank in the back fills up but the bowl only fills up with a little water in the bottom. Any advice?

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12thStudStan
500+ posts
11/21/04 05:48 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

Drink lots of beer.





"Well hello Mr. Fancypants!"

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PukeNRally
25+ posts
11/22/04 11:50 AM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

The answer to all life's mysteries:

www.toiletology.com

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horn4life
10,000+ posts
11/22/04 01:19 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

I would gues it's a venting issue.

my back bathroom level will be low sometimes after a party where lots of folks use the guest bathroom. I figure the vent in the back is partially clogged and the repeated use of the other toilet on the drain line sucks the level down slightly. But I ahven't gotten around to crawling on the roof to clear it. I usually wait for complete disaster before taking any action...




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NickDanger
5000+ posts
11/22/04 01:50 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

I hadn't thought of vents, but I would have guessed something to do with the float causing the bowl to quit filling before it got all the way up or the filler tube being displaced. Since LBFF say the bowl is filling up, I would then have wondered if you have some clogged jets. That doesn't really make any sense to me, but it's all I can think of. There is supposed to be a flexible tube that is clipped to a larger tube (overflow) that has its top almost level with, but slightly higher than, where the water in the bowl stops.

When you upset the status quo, you can sometimes have limestone and other crap free itself and clog other stuff up. It is possible that the flexible tube has some gunk in it. You can usually take off the top of the float assembly (black plastic hat about the size of a hockey puck) by a simple untwisting. Then take a bowl and put it over where the hockey puck used to be and flush. If you don't use the bowl, water will hit the ceiling. That sometimes clears things. Then replace the hockey puck.




Morons. I've got morons on my team. Nobody is going to rob us going down the mountain. We have got no money going down the mountain. When we have got the money, on the way back, then you can sweat.

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BigWill
10,000+ posts
11/22/04 01:51 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

I would guess the little hose that runs from the valve has come out of the filler tube in the tank.

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NickDanger
5000+ posts
11/22/04 02:07 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

BigWill and I were probably typing simultaneously. The spurting and spewing may have dislodged the flexible tube. It's smaller that a drinking straw and usually goes into a white plastic tube that is about 1 inch in diameter.




Morons. I've got morons on my team. Nobody is going to rob us going down the mountain. We have got no money going down the mountain. When we have got the money, on the way back, then you can sweat.

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LittleBunnyFooFoo
500+ posts
11/25/04 09:20 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

Well, thanks for the suggestions and the link but it isnt the filler tube. I'm thinking I'm going to have to climb up on the roof and check the vent.

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dahornsSponsor
100+ posts
12/01/04 06:34 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

as Nick and Will suggested, be sure to check the small diameter flexible tubing. Be sure that the tubing doesn't extend too far down into the overflow vertical pipe (approx. 1" dia referred by Nick). If the tubing is too far down, once the tanks fills to level equivalent to the end of the tubing, the float mechanism will shut off sooner than you want and/or your tank will slowly drain.

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NickDanger
5000+ posts
12/01/04 07:00 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

Another thing to try is to pull the flexible tube completely out of the overflow and point it straight up and look into it while you are flushing to see if there are any obstructions.

Pretty much all of the water that goes to fill up (not flush) the bowl goes thru the little flexible tube.




Morons. I've got morons on my team. Nobody is going to rob us going down the mountain. We have got no money going down the mountain. When we have got the money, on the way back, then you can sweat.

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BigWill
10,000+ posts
12/01/04 07:43 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

oh [censored].

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NickDanger
5000+ posts
12/02/04 12:18 PM
Re: My toilet bowl won't fill all the way up [re: LittleBunnyFooFoo]

BW,
I'm pretty sure I wasn't going to fool him, but you could have let me have a little fun imagining the mayhem.




Morons. I've got morons on my team. Nobody is going to rob us going down the mountain. We have got no money going down the mountain. When we have got the money, on the way back, then you can sweat.

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