- Feb 16, 2009
- Mohawk valley, Oregon
The reservoir on our toilet condensates bad. Does anyone have any tips on how to fix this problem?
A good bath fan might help also. Showers etc build a lot of humidity in the bathroom, exhausting it pulls lower humidity air in from the rest of the house, so their is less water to condense on a cold surface. A good bath fan is a quiet bath fan (less than 2 sone) as folks are more likely to use them. It also helps keep your bathroom from falling apart.
I would be worried that each flush causing the tank to empty would increase the risk of burning out the exposed element pretty fast. I used to work at a plumbing shop, and those foam inserts that Mark Canby referred to are the best and easiest solution.
A plumer friend recomended that you check your flapper or the water float. If you have water running constantly even a trickle these will cause condensation.
Well, I just checked it and it does have a slight trickle. It's not constant but every few seconds I can hear it. Thanks.
Bingo....Try replacing the Korky Flapper. Get the Red one. It is better for well water. Before you go to Jerry's, lift the flapper and feel for an imperfection on the flush valve.. If you feel anything unusual, then you may need a complete overhall kit on your tank.. No not fret as the instructions are forthright. Goodluck....Fred