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    Hi. I'm hoping someone can help me out. This weekend was supposed to be a relaxing 5day break for me. But...the winter temperatures decided to take over. On Friday, my pipes froze. Probably both underground and inside my walls. On Sunday, they thawed out enough for me to notice a leak in my pipe right before my main shut off valve. I got the water shut off from the street...and had a plumber come out on Monday morning to fix the main line.

    All was fine...until I noticed my toilet was leaking from the handle. It looks like water is seeping in. So...I did what you guys hate. I went to Home Depot and bought the supplies to replace the fill valve inside the toilet. In the middle of that project, I noticed the downstairs toilet has a puddle of water under it. What's going on here? Why would I have the same issue in two toilets at the same exact time the day after I had a plumber come fix my main line? Can someone help me out? Is this just bad things come in three's??? Or could there be something else going on?

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    Could you see water dripping from the toilet? If the problem was the fill valve not closing, the excess water would run into the bowl and not on the floor. Check the shutoff valve to see if it dripping and then follow up to where the line is fitted to the fill valve. Then check the tank bolts from the underside. If your tank bolts are not brass, they could rust through. I've had to replace tank bolts in the past that have rusted through and started to leak.

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    The water is leaking into the tank. And then the tank fills up really hight and leaks from the handle.

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    There could be that some debris could be causing the fill valve not to close. If you are going to replace the fill valve, remember to flush the supply line prior to connecting it to the new fill valve to clear out any junk that could be still in the line.

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    You can remove the tops on my fill valves & clean & flush the junk out . No need to replace . Can you post a pic. ?

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    Bad Kharma Baby.

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