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2007-05-27 19:12:25
2007-05-27 19:12:25

bad flapper valve. cheap and easy to replace. check with lowes or Home Depot Plumbing dept. they can tell you exactly what you need and how to install it.

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It is just water draining down from the pipes, or sphiphoning out of the water heater. Open both hot and cold taps on the highest sink and the lowest fixture. If the lowest happens to be the toilet, flush it and let it refill. Once should be enough to empty the lines.



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