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Re: [Shop-talk] Loud Toilet

To: marty sukey <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Loud Toilet
From: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:14:03 -0500
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On 12/18/2012 9:16 AM, marty sukey wrote:
> I have a 12 year old house. Master bathroom is at the opposite end of the
> house from the water feed line. A few months ago the toilet in the master bath
> started hammering when flushed. Like a water hammer shutter noise. I replace
> the fill valve in the tank over the weekend, and it got worse???  As the float
> is dropping to start filling the tank is when all the shuttering/hammering
> takes place.  Any ideas?

I have a well and so have an expansion buffer in the form of a well 
tank.  I have had this hammering affect because of the value 
oscillating.  The valve opens and because of vibrations it briefly 
closes and reopens.  More vibration.  An air buffer may help but not 
always.  I've found simply partially closing down the shutoff valve 
cures the problem.  Toilet fills a little slower.

> Marty
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