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we have a jurassic park sound every 3rd or 4th time we flush 1 of our 2 toilets. what is the sound?

our house was built in the early 50's, we have been here a long time and this has never happened before.
  • March 14 2010 - Oakland
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I googled your question. Seems to be a failing ball cock assembly which is also known as the anti siphon fill valve. If you have the old ball cock assembly, replace it with the anti siphon fill valve.

Here's a link to the most common brand of toilet repair parts including how to install said parts.

http://www.fluidmaster.com/index.asp?bhcp=1

  • March 14 2010
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My problem has been solved.  All along we thought it had something to do with air in the pipes and never thought about looking into it being the toilet itself. One of the answers was to change the ball cock and sure enough that was it!  It's always good when you can fix it yourself for a reasonable price.  Thanks for all of the information.  I will keep all of the advise in mind when I have my next problem.
  • March 20 2010
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This could also be a result of something that is not the toilet at all.  If the noise is coming from the drain of a tub or shower nearby after you flush this means it is the air vent for the plumbing stack in this run.  An air vent serves this purpose: 1) Removing sewage odors to the outside of the home and if you ever poured gas out of a can and than opened up the little air cap it allows for the liquid to pour a lot faster.  Same with your plumbing the air vent allows air into the system and your drains run properly.  Sometimes when you flush and it is not vented at all or properly the noise you hear is the plumbing sucking air out of a nearby drain ie. your shower or tub in that bathroom.
  • March 19 2010
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Well, it just may be time to buy a new toilet!!! 
  • March 14 2010
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float valve 10- to 40.00 +labor and u get what u pay 4   

   muntz construction co.

808-430-0235

 
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It could be that the vent piping is clogged (rat's nest, tennis ball?)

Or, perhaps your neighbor is playing Jurassic park more frequently with the windows open.
  • March 14 2010
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Could be backflow, if they don't have anti-siphon ballcocks.  For most toilets, it's easy to replace the ballcocks yourself, and the anti-siphon ones cost about $15 from your basic hardware store.
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It made me laugh but 'Jurassic Park' doesn't make me think of any particular sound.  Can you think of any other way of describing it?

Thanks,
Ethan
  • March 14 2010
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