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Leaking Flush Valve

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    LESLIE: Heading over to chat with Merrill in Rhode Island. What can we do for you today?

    MERRILL: I have a problem with my toilet. This sounds strange. Once in a while it just flushes itself. (chuckles)

    TOM: OK.

    LESLIE: That’s not strange.

    TOM: You have ghosts in your house, Merrill.

    MERRILL: That’s what I was thinking.

    TOM: Yeah.

    MERRILL: I mean it happened in the middle of the night.

    TOM: It’s a very simple explanation. What you have is a leaking flush valve.

    MERRILL: Oh.

    TOM: That’s the flapper valve in the bottom of the toilet tank and as the water leaks out, when it gets to a certain level, the fill valve kicks on again and then refills the toilet; it sounds just like a flush.

    MERRILL: Oh, really? That sounds good. I’ll try that. Thank you so much for helping me out.

    TOM: (overlapping voices) You’re welcome.

     
    LESLIE: Thanks so much for stopping by The Money Pit. We are so glad that you joined us this hour.

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