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They are designed that way to save water. The idea is that you give it a quick flush for a pee and a long flush to remove solids. The problem is that people don't know that so they give it a quick flush and it doesn't clear the pan so they give it another flush.


Sounds like the chain is too short. The flapper has to come up past vertical, so that it's out of the way for the full flush. Once the tank starts to fill again, the flapper will slam shut. If the chain is too long, it won't lift the flapper enough. If the chain is too short, it won't let the flapper fall into the full open position. The chain has to be ...


This is a tough job and it may be worth it for you to call a plumber as there are numerous complications you might encounter. However, you will have to learn somehow: 1) Forget about the "higher pitch dripping sound" for now. The leak at the toilet base is big trouble and your efforts should be focused there. 2) shut off the water supply, flush the toilet, ...


I am assuming Chinese plumbing works the same as most other. In such case, the only place in common to the sink, shower, and toilet is somewhere past the last one. You might check with neighbors to see if they are having any problem. If they started having trouble when you did, the block is downstream of them too, in which case a longer auger is called ...


If the auger doesn't work, try plunging. Block the sink and shower drains and plunge the toilet.


the stain is coming from the water supply. county water would not tell me what they use but it started at my house three years after i had moved in. at that time the county change chemical vendor and the orange stain appeared. it has been there now for 12 years. it easily wipes away but you must wipe it.


California has not decided to regulate and tax toilet height yet but its only a matter of time. What they do regulate is gallons per flush. Assembly Bill 715 says that as of Jan. 1st 2014 it is illegal for manufacturers to sell toilets that exceed 1.28 GPF in California. This, along with the 14" rough-in requirement, is limiting your selection, in fact: ...


There are still toilets with bowl heights of 14.5 - 15.5". It seems as though Kohler (among others), like to advertise their "Comfort heightâ„¢" toilets. However, they do offer toilets in all height ranges. Standard height: 14 1/2" - 15 1/2" "Comfort height": 16" - 17" ADA Compliant: 17" - 19"

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