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Old 09-29-2019, 06:33 AM
 
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My toilet seems to be getting harder to flush , I have to push down harder on the handle , Ive looked inside the tank but I wouldn’t know what I was looking for anyhow , looks all normal to me , any idea if it could be a simple fix .
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:57 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My toilet seems to be getting harder to flush, I have to push down harder on the handle...
I've looked inside the tank but I wouldn’t know what I was looking for anyhow...
Clearly you need to get someone to look inside there who would know.

They'll start with the float height - that enough water to flush is in the tank.
Then they'll look at the handle to flapper connection - that it's opening fully/correctly.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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Clearly you need to get someone to look inside there who would know.

They'll start with the float height - that enough water to flush is in the tank.
Then they'll look at the handle to flapper connection - that it's opening fully/correctly.
Thank you , I guess I need to call a plumber , need one for something else too .
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Thank you , I guess I need to call a plumber , need one for something else too .
Start with your handiest neighbor/friend.
Sandwich and a beer gets it done.
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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Start with your handiest neighbor/friend.
Sandwich and a beer gets it done.
Lol thanks , my neighbors are all as old as me , we’re lucky we can get to the toilet during the night let alone fix it , I do have a nice plumber though .
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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The chain for the flapper is probably too long. You can shorten it by using more links. You don't need any tools.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrvuReJcjCA
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Just replacing the flapper may fix it. In operation they peel away from the outflow pipe and then float up a little. An old one might not release as easily.
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