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Total flushing / it is sterling 1.6cpf/6.0lpf I have added about 2in. to the overflow pipe to increase amount of water for better flush to no avail. the problem seems to be ,the last part of the flush to be a swirling action instead of sucking action. before i buy a new tiolet maybe i could get an answer thank you

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  • jjmumford Apr 18, 2009

    it seems to me the torbeck valve is involved with filling not flushing. my first thought is the design flaw or maybe venting. this is a new house. what do you think

  • jjmumford Apr 18, 2009

    as to solution #2 in my initial contact i said raised the overflow pipe 2in to alow me to bend the float the highest. so that has been tried

  • jjmumford Apr 21, 2009

    hi again, first what do you mean the trouble is in the toilet. I replaced the fill valves as a last resort. the original(master mark iv )had no water coming out of the refill tube.i took it apart, and saw no way it could.Is this normal for this unit?

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Since there is no way to change the designed in flushing water flow of the toilet the only real option u have is to replace it, many low flow (2-3 gallon flush) have this problem, the very newest designs by many manufacturer's address this issue but none but the pressure flush models (which are very pricey) really work as good as the old high water usage toleit's. Go to the link below to look at the best of the low flow toilet's o0n the market.

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If you pour a bucket of water in the toilet during flushing - does is drain properly - or fill up and almost overflow the bowl??

If it drains properly - the problem is in the toilet. If the water sucks out - the problem is with the drain - clogged or poor vent.

If its the latter - check your main stack vent for rodents - leaves etc.
Any blockage will not allow the drain to form properly.

If it is filling up the bowl - you may have some lime buildup at the filler holes under the lip - or (if there is one) at the bottom Jet.

Take a wire coathanger and poke away at the small holes around the underside of the lip to be sure they are clear, and the toilet is filling at the proper rate.

Also do it if there is a jet at the bottom of the bowl.


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Lets discuss how a toilet works. A toilet has a built-in trap. Just like the ones under your sinks. A "U" shape that holds enough water to seal out sewer gases. When the toilet is flushed, it takes all the water and whatever else is in the bowl and pushes it through the trap and when the trap is full again, all excess water goes down the drain.
There are a couple things that may be happening to you.
1) The holes in the rim (underneath) are partially clogged and not allowing enough water to flow at one time to complete the flush. Cure: Turn off the water supply under the toilet. Flush the toilet. Lift up the flapper in the tank and pour a bottle of vinegar into the hole where the flapper is. Let this sit for as long as you can. Take a mirror and a bent metal coat hanger and push through eack hole under the rim. Turn the water back on and flush.
2) The flapper is not staying open long enough to allow the tank to totally empty. Cure: Adjust the chain from the handle to the flapper so that the flapper "just" seals. This way, when you activate the handle the flapper will stay open longer.
3) If the water level raises when you flush, there may be a clog or partial clog in the toilet piping. This will have to be snaked out or PERHAPS an enzyme drain cleaner used to "eat" the clog.
Good luck and let us know how this works out. You can do these in any order you wish.

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If your toilet fills to proper level and you are still having issues of flushing with the swirl then it is a problem with the plumbing. What you can try and do is take the float and bend it up slightly and make for more water in your tank. I dont believe that this will solve your problem though

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This is happening because water is not flowing with presser to the pot. the torbeck valve needs replacement. that will fix the issue.

Let me know ....

Thanks
K

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