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Old 09-04-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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water rising in the toilet!

Why might the water level of the toilet in our Boler 1700 keep rising slowly over the day, so that, without use, it is full? We did install a new valve when we first bought it, I guess between the fresh water and the toilet, just 2 seasons ago. Could campground water pressure alone do this? We just bought a $15 regulator today, takes it down to 40 psi. Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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High water pressure, weak or leaking valve in the toilet. The regulator was a good move. Try cycling the flush valve several times. Water pressure is going to spike every time a faucet is turned off.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re the suggestion to cycle the flush valve, do you mean there is a gasket or something that might be stiff, and just needs to be softened up to be more supple and therefore a better fit? And by the "flush valve", do you mean just flush the toilet? We were away for a week, and rarely used the toilet, just the midnight run, but the water level would rise almost to the top during the day. Tricky to move to the sani-dump when that is about to slosh over..even if it is clean water....
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Hi Peggy,

Sounds like the valve that controls fresh water entering the toilet is leaking. Until you are able to replace/rebuild the valve, you could turn off the water pump or the city water at night or whenever you are not using the toilet. This would minimize the amount of water leaking into your toilet and filling your black tank.
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Or buy an inline shut-off valve and install it just before the toilet valve. Open when needing to flush, shut-off when not in use. I think Gina had this problem in her 17' Burro and this is the solution she used.
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Wow, you guys make it sound so easy! Where would a person put that shut off in-line valve. Can't get at it in the bathroom, as there are no hoses visible outside the actual toilet. Are either of these solutions for a do-it-yourselfer? We are keen but unskilled at this point. Thanks!
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Wow, you guys make it sound so easy! Where would a person put that shut off in-line valve. Can't get at it in the bathroom, as there are no hoses visible outside the actual toilet. Are either of these solutions for a do-it-yourselfer? We are keen but unskilled at this point. Thanks!
Peggy, the waterline to the toilet is visible in my Scamp... kinda beside the toilet and the back wall. Trace the line from the valve, it has to be there somewhere. Here's is a post with a picture of what I meant about the in-line valve: Amerigo Shower questions?
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So, just checked again, and there is absolutely nothing visible outside the toilet itself, but I found a slot in the back big enough to put my hand in, and can feel a water line in there. It's a Classic, by Monogram Industries. Also two slots on the sides big enough to put my hand in, and I think I feel a lever in one of the slots...am I getting close? It's kinda nerve-wracking not having a clue what you are doing!
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Sorry Peggy, can't help any further, I don't have a Boler.

CALLING ALL BOLER OWNERS, PEGGY NEEDS HELP!
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