Toilet Drip But No Water on Floor

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Old 09-25-19, 07:41 AM
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Toilet Drip But No Water on Floor

I'm stumped. There is a dripping sound in my toilet and I can't determine what's causing it. I initially thought it was the flush valve, so I replaced it (along with the tank-to-bowl gasket), but that didn't stop it. I dyed the tank water and it didn't drip into the bowl. The refill tube isn't leaking. There is no water on the floor or around any parts of the tank or bowl. The tank water level is slightly below the overflow tube. The sound seems to be coming from somewhere in the bowl or possibly the trapway--it's hard to tell. It is a slow drip. The toilet is an American Standard Champion 4.
 
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Old 09-25-19, 08:13 AM
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Take some water out of the bowl.
If the drip stops then that may help find it.

Then slowly add the water back to see when the drip starts again.
 
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Could be slightly dripping into the drain pipe as Manden is suggesting.
I had that with one of mine.
 
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Old 09-27-19, 08:22 AM
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Well, I did as Manden suggested and after emptying the bowel, slowly added water back to it. Surprisingly, it didn't start dripping. And now I don't hear it drip at all like it did before. Hmmm. Guess I'll wait and see if it starts dripping again later.
 
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Funny enough, my better looking half finished up our girl's bathroom this week, turned on all the water, etc. Got called into the room as she could hear dripping....
Was the same thing. Water dripping from toilet trap into the drain pipe.
 
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Old 09-27-19, 07:50 PM
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Northern Mike, How do you fix something like that? Or is it just a choice between living with it or buying a new toilet?
 
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Old 10-01-19, 12:36 PM
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Well, the toilet started making the very slow drip again. Definitely sounds like it's in the bottom of the bowl, maybe dripping down into the drain. If that's where the drip is at, does anybody know what the fix is? I hope it doesn't mean having to get a new toilet.
 
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Try to reduce the amount of water that refills the bowl? My most recent flush valve came with a mini-valve on the refill tube which adjusts the flow. I see that there's a replacement tube from FluidMaster which allows you to "control the refill level without wasting water".
 
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after emptying the bowel, slowly added water back to it
I nominate this for funniest typo of the week.
 
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after emptying the bowel, slowly added water back to it
I nominate this for funniest typo of the week.
I sure hope that's not what I emptied!!!
 
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