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Old 06.08.2021, 11:32
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

Glad you had someone look at it! We’ve had that twice. First time it was Kalk….the Hauswart came and dekalked. Second time it just stuck and the Hauswart gave it a whack. I’ve read all the excellent advice here and I’m pretty sure I’d still call the Hauswart if the whack didn’t help.

You’re brave to post pictures of your bathroom here. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 06.08.2021, 11:35
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

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Ha haa!

So the Hauswart just left and he had removed that casing thing and looked inside but couldn't see any kalk, so he thinks that entire mechanism needs replaced. He's going to have a plumber come to replace it (hopefully next week).

I'm just so glad we have two toilets in our apartment! Otherwise we'd have to poop in the garden!
Typical Swiss repair. Why fix it when you can have a professional replace it. Chaa-Ching, Chaa-Ching.
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Old 06.08.2021, 11:45
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

And so the end result is that you couldn't have done anything yourself, unless you are an ardent DIYer who knows which part to buy and how to install it. I, for one, don't regret spending a few minutes trying to help--sometime in the future, this thread may help someone else who has the same problem.
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Old 06.08.2021, 12:13
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Glad you had someone look at it! We’ve had that twice. First time it was Kalk….the Hauswart came and dekalked. Second time it just stuck and the Hauswart gave it a whack. I’ve read all the excellent advice here and I’m pretty sure I’d still call the Hauswart if the whack didn’t help.

You’re brave to post pictures of your bathroom here. Enjoy your trip!
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And so the end result is that you couldn't have done anything yourself, unless you are an ardent DIYer who knows which part to buy and how to install it. I, for one, don't regret spending a few minutes trying to help--sometime in the future, this thread may help someone else who has the same problem.
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Old 06.08.2021, 13:08
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

P.S.: and as a last word (because, being bossy, I have to have it), I've DIYd in a number of countries. You *think* you understand a system (electrics, plumbing, etc.)--it looks somewhat familiar, but then you get into it, and suddenly it scares the crap outta you. You stop, because you don't want to do anything to exacerbate it (esp. in CH, where any mistake costs triple what it should, either in repairs or in fines upon vacating a rental property). I'm pretty good at reno, demo, and deco, but I wouldn't want to take on a flimsy Geberit knowing that if I fail, it will make things worse.
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

You're just fine, Pancakes. It was inevitable that you'd be attacked at some point, unfortunately.

Thankfully, there are endless magnificent posts from others, and a magical array of charming, good-natured posts from you, too.

The practical steps people posted are easy to appreciate, but I think these 2 aspects shouldn't be overlooked:

-Posters we're quick to reassure that this doesn't seem to be an emergency, nor anything extraordinary (that's why it's right to now leave the Hauswart to handle things, and isn't it just wonderful to have the wisdom of so many posters help to form that reasonable conclulsion?)
-You have created a thread that may serve future searchers well (good, solid threads hopefully continue to help long after they're posted)

Kudos to you and all posters who posted uplifting posts here.
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Old 06.08.2021, 13:56
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

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Just wait for the CHF2000 water bill.

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Actually I only learnt about that a short while ago: The toilet flushing uses almost most water!

According to this, as much as showering.



10l showering, 4l grooming, 40l toilet, 19l laundry, 8l dishwashing (not specified machine or hand), 5l cleaning, 4l cooking and drinking, 8l miscellaneous.
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Kudos to you and all posters who posted uplifting posts here.
In the general context of the thread, you might consider rephrasing your conclusion with “overflowing with goodwill” to heighten the bathos...
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Actually I only learnt about that a short while ago: The toilet flushing uses almost most water! .
Washing dishes by hand uses almost twice what a dishwasher uses. That is if you don’t rinse everything before you put it in the DW
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Old 06.08.2021, 16:22
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Washing dishes by hand uses almost twice what a dishwasher uses. That is if you don’t rinse everything before you put it in the DW
Yes, I know. Isn't that a great excuse to chuck absolutely everything in there. I use it all the time when people shake their heads.

So you think the 8l is for the dishwasher?
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Old 06.08.2021, 16:59
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Yes, I know. Isn't that a great excuse to chuck absolutely everything in there. I use it all the time when people shake their heads.

So you think the 8l is for the dishwasher?
Yes. Although I read an estimate of 4 times…guess it depends on the dishwasher.
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

How are you getting on, Pancakes? Did they come to repair it?
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Old 09.08.2021, 18:18
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

I imagine she's sitting in a tent about now...no cares for that toilet, as she's camping.
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