toilet water level lower than normal

Postby anto » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:07 pm

when im flushing my toilet the water level in the bowl is much lower than normal, would be grateful if someone could offer a solution.

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Postby bobplum » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:30 pm

does it have a float ball valve if so needs adjusting
if its a more modern system using a dump valve you need to adjust the float mecahanism
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Postby bobplum » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:37 pm

second post sorry i was thinking of cistern
some times caused by evaporation
sometimes it can be drawn by other toilets being used on a shared soil pipe
some times a blockage stops the water settling in the trap
or sometimes its because its a new toilet and customers are so use to seeing a larger amount of water because of the older cisterns having 9lt flushes rather than a 6lt modern flush
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Postby stevehayes » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:55 pm

maybe the level in the cistern is higher than normal level and the force of the water is cuaing too much water out through the trap and into the soil pipe all the time?

i would have thought a bloackage would have allowed MORE water to settle in the trap?!!!
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Postby bobplum » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:57 pm

apparently on multi systems it can cause a vacumn? dont ask how i read it in a book,but then that wouldnt apply to a domestic situation,i was thinking out a loud
have you fixed it
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Postby jedums » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:41 pm

Lower than normal suggests that it was 'higher'

Only cause, partial blockage or drain is blocked outside and just has not built up yet. Have you lost a hooked bowl cleaner or such? Does it gurgle?

Go check

Good luck.
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