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I've seen some discussion here of fancy plumber tools (a bit too expensive for the amount of use anyone but a plumber would put them to, unless you can find them in a rental store) that apply heat and grip/pull things apart. Other than that (which I've never seen or used, only seen mentioned), I'm prone to consider PVC joints as forever, so the stock ...


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The refill tube goes into the overflow tube and that water fills the bowl after each flush. However, the original poster is correct that a lot of water is wasted because once the bowl is filled with water to a certain line and if the tank isn't filled yet, the refill tube will keep flowing and the additional water added to the bowl via the overflow tube ...


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Bubbling of the toilet, along with gurgling sounds from drains, are usually signs of a blocked vent pipe. If your sink drains slowly at first, this is most likely the case. Unfortunately, clearing the vent often involves getting on the roof, removing anything visible on the vent pipe, and then clearing the vent with a garden hose or long snake. It's ...


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Sounds like the sink and toilet share the same sewer pipe, and that pipe is starting to get clogged. Looks like the water coming from the sink is filling the pipe and the only place for the air in it to escape is the toilet.


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I drilled down through the floor and installed carriage bolts through the floor with nuts on them.


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Many toilets are held in place around their bases with silicone sealant only these days, especially if the cistern is fastened to the wall. No toilet I have ever seen (in 30 years in trade) is mounted directly from underneath i.e. accessed from under the floor). Many modern toilets have a pair of plastic multiholed brackets that are screwed to the floor, ...


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I've run into this same problem several times, and tried the same things you're trying - adjust the ball, bend the arm a bit to put more pressure on the valve, etc. Ultimately though I've always ended up replacing the fill valve. The pressure from the float ball and arm isn't enough to close the valve completely, a seal is worn out, or something else is ...


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The hole in question is a siphon jet. It concentrates flow from the tank, jump-starting the siphoning effect. If you look close (I’m not suggesting you do), there’s a siphon jet hole (see letter G on diagram) in the bottom of the toilet bowl. It’s hard to see unless you put your head in the toilet (For the record, I didn’t do this). When you flush, ...


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I would not leave a gap, and use screws long enough to reach through the plywood through the backer board. Make sure the flange is well supported or you'll have problems with it down the road if not immediately. Maybe an even better solution would be to have plywood of the right thickness span the gap between the subfloor and the flange, and still use ...


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The issue was indeed a siphon, and it was actually a very silly cause. Upon removing the fill tube, I noticed the water level on there was at the same level as the water level in the tank. But hold on a second, why would one see a water level on the fill tube? Well it turns out that at some point, the clip that goes on top of the overflow pipe which is ...



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