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Questions tagged [toilet]

For questions specifically regarding sanitation fixtures designed for removal of human waste, generally referred to as toilets but also including urinals and bidets. Topics include designs, installation, repair, plumbing supply and drainage, and sanitary concerns including cleaning.

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My basement toilet and shower will not drain after it rains

I just had a bathroom put in my basement. It's been working fine but yesterday we had a lot of rain and now the toilet won't flush and the shower will not drain. It is a septic system and the other ...
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How to fill a narrow crevice around my toilet waste pipe with concrete?

When I replaced a toilet, I discovered that my toilet flange was not actually secured to my concrete subfloor at all and had come out of level, causing a leak between the bowl and the floor on the ...
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How can I route a toilet drain around copper supply lines right below the slab?

I need to move the toilet back about 3" from where it was originally set to get to the standard 12" rough-in distance. I had to cut the concrete slab and dig into the dirt below. I was planning on ...
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How can I stop my American Standard Champion toilet from ghost flushing?

90% certain it's a leaky "flapper" - I left the water turned off for a couple of days while we were out of town and the water level leaked right down to the seal of the flapper. Here's the problem. ...
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Do I need to remove a 2 inch screw I dropped down the toilet waste pipe?

I replaced my bathroom floor and installed a new toilet. By accident I dropped a 2 inch brass screw down the flange waste pipe. Before I caulk everything up, I thought I’d check to see if it would be ...
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Removing rusted nuts from base of toilet

The nut and washer are totally rusted, and I need to remove them to move the toilet and replace the wax ring and likely the flange. Suggestions?
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No toilet shut off valve in my NYC apartment

So I'm trying to find the toilet shut off valve so that I can install a bidet, and I'm stymied. This is what is where the shut off should be, and I'm not sure what I'm looking at. There are normal ...
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Center of the flange 13 1/2“ not 10” or 12" what do I do?

I just bought toilet to replace old and it is in my moblehome (hasn't been moved ever, is secured to ground) but the center of the hole where toilet was sitting is 13 1/2", is this going to work?
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Toilet won't fill if water supply is on high

The fill valve on my new toilet guts shuts off instantly if the water supply knob is turned on all the way. FYI my knob only turns a quarter turn to have the water on all the way. It literally ...
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Can a toilet vent be upstream?

I am relocating the bathroom door and the toilet vent is right in the middle of the new opening. I want to put the vent in the wall behind the toilet which will be upstream of the toilet. Will this ...
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Toilet won't drain properly unless studor vent removed (new behavior)

My basement toilet has worked fine for a the last decade. Recently, we noticed it was draining quite slow and was bubbling when the washing machine (on the same floor) was running. Had a plumber ...
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Capping a toilet where flange is in cement

I have a couple of questions with the project I am working on. A little background. We currently had a bathroom right when you walked in from the garage. We never use it. Builder of house put it ...
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Weak Flush can replacing Overflow tube help?

Hello I have a water conserving dual flush toilet that recently has clogged up and had use plunger to clear but it appears that not flushing with enough water to clear bowl and then results in Clog ...
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Toilet water input tube getting dislodged

The input water hose in my toilet tank keeps getting dislodged. The pressure of the water coming out of the hose pushes it out at the canister it should fit into. I have heard that there should be ...
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Toilet bowl water level problems

I’m having toilet problems. The toilet works, but the water level is either too low or too high and it takes a long time drain.
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Toilet is leaking around the base [duplicate]

Last Wednesday, my toilet experienced a small leak around the base. I monitored it for a few days and I didn't see the leak again. Today, the toilet leaked around the base again. This time, there was ...
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Why does my toilet pause and bubble when flushed?

The water in my toilet goes down pretty fast, but in an abnormal kind of way. It's hard to describe it in words. Instead of immediately rushing down the water waits a second and then goes down and ...
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Why won't either toilet in my mobile home flush?

We have two bathrooms on either side of our trailer. For some reason neither of the toilets want to flush. The back fills up with water, I flush and the water sits in the bowl and doesn't drain at all....
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Drip leak on ceiling right above toilet. Can't nail down the source

So, I have a few drops of water showing up on my first level ceiling right about where the bathrooms are on the second level. On the second level I have two bathrooms - back to back (and the toilets ...
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Toilet weak flush. The water in the bowl swirls, but it didn't flush stuff into the pipe

Updated on 07/Dec More pictures and I kind of knowing why. The last picture is when it's flushing. I found the water only comes out from the top of the rim, and there's no water comes out from the ...
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Drain and vent the toilet from waste line? (Wet vent)

I have a plumbing question and hope that someone with plumbing knowledge will lend a hand. Can I connect my toilet drain line where the red circle is drawn to my second toilet? The T fitting just ...
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Flange recommendation needed. Old flange rusted. New floor higher than older pvc pipe lip

I recently removed the tile and a toilet for a bathroom reno to discover that the flange was completely rusted and the tile had been installed directly on the plywood subfloor. I removed the old ...
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Why is it unwise to use a Drain King to unclog a toilet?

On its website, Consumer Reports has posted a review and comparison of drain-cleaning products (PDF). The article is about ten years old, but it's free even for non-subscribers. Out of all the ...
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Why is my new toilet running so much?

Toilet is only several months old and now it's running like crazy. The water leaks into the bowel all day. Been weeks now, and for some reason it leaves dirt streaks on the bowel from tank. The ...
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Rimless toilets, and “not suitable for installation with flush valves”

We're looking to replace our old, cracked V&B Omnia Classic toilets with https://www.villeroy-boch.co.uk/bw/m/O.novo-Washdown-WC,-rimless--5660R0.html . The measurements of the important bits line ...
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Repair sealing inside toilet tank that leads to bowl

I have a Kohler Santa Rosa toilet circa 2013. Water only fills the tank about 20% of the way - to the bottom of the center tube. I lifted up the center tube and noticed a red, possibly rubber, ring ...
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Can I install a valve-type toilet with an old elevated type tank?

Unfortunately my house does not have an attic, so I cannot put a large reservoir there, which would the ideal for running a valve-type (tankless) toilet. Can I install instead one of those old ...
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Does a 1.6 gallon toilet really flush better than a 10 gallon toilet? [closed]

In the pre-1970 period toilets were 6-12 gallons per flush. Then 5 gallons became standard, until 1992 when "low flush" toilets were the only kinds allowed to be manufactured in the United States. I ...
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How can I stop a toilet seat from rapidly loosening?

The seat on my toilet always works itself loose. It has plastic thumb-screw-style nuts that tighten on to bolts on the underside of the toilet. The left nut works itself loose over the course of a ...
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Toilet makes screeching/chirping sound when anyone in my building used water

Like the title says, when anyone in my building uses water, my toilet makes a really loud screeching/chirping sound. I've found that by pushing down on the black arm, the noise stops, but when the arm ...
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how to replace toilet flange

I am trying to replace my toilet. After I removed the old one, the old flange was all rusted so the new t-bolts are not tight after I put them in. I like to replace the flange but the flange seems to ...
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How to connect Washing machine output water to WC seat?

There is a small WC room where you cannot forward the washing machine output water elsewhere than WC seat (brand IDO). However, the current solution does not look nice, see the picture. I am thinking ...
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Tile overlapping existing toilet flange - flange extenders don't fit

I'm replacing the toilet in the master bedroom. I pulled the old toilet off to discover the toilet flange is about 5/8" below the tile floor. I went to the store and got toilet flange extenders (the ...
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Toilet leaking at lock nut

today I installed a new Kohler Wellworth and new supply line. There’s a leak at the locknut where it meets the porcelain. I used a piece of cloth to make sure the leak is here and not the new supply ...
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Intermittent Partial Filling of Tank

The toilet flushes and sometimes has a delay of a few minutes before starting to refill. Then after it is done, it seems like every couple hours it turns on again and partially fills like some water ...
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Help with Connecting a Japanese Toilet (Bidet) to US toilet and plumbing line

My first post on this board and looking for help. I've really been struggling to get this thing installed. Forewarning: I know little to nothing about plumbing, so excuse my incorrect use of ...
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toilet making noise

my toilet has been making a noise the past couple of days. I noticed a black tube at the bottom of the well. So I googled it and tried putting where it seems to go, but that doesn't work. Any help ...
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Will a toilet flange bolt cause a problem if dropped into the drain pipe?

I dropped one of the toilet bolts in the drain hole. It's in the basement and set in concrete. I tried to vacuum it out but couldn't. How serious is this, will it get flushed down or do I need to ...
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Do i need a new collar on a toilet if i have a vinyl floor? never had one before

Do i need a new collar on a toilet if i have a vinyl floor? never had one before this is my second toilet and it was leaking. even before the plumber started the work, the price went form $220.00 to ...
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toilet handle prevents flapper from closing sometimes

My toilet "sometimes" runs water incessantly after flushing. Upon examination it appears it's because the handle, after flushing, descends and then gets in the way of the flapper closing, holding it ...
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Water Hammer from Upstairs Toilet

After my upstairs toilet is flushed and the bowl fully refills, it sounds like a water hammer. Here's a video of the noise. At 4 seconds, when the bowl has refilled, you hear the noise: [url="https:...
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Toilet water running when full.

Our water bill tripled last month. For the past year or so, two of our toilets make a leaking sound and a hissing sound. We had a friends plumber come and fix it and it seems to have only made the ...
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Troubleshooting a running toilet

My toilet has a slow but continual trickle of water running from the rim into the bowl. I presumed this was a misaligned float but when I pulled it up to its maximum height, the flow didn't even stop. ...
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Securing a toilet flange on top of ceramic tile

Most suggest that a toilet flange sit on top of tile so that the bottom of the flange is flush with the ceramic tile. If that is so, how is the flange attached to to subfloor as the flange holes will ...
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Toilet Flush Valve does not always re-seat

An older toilet's flush valve does not always (approximately one in ten flushes) does not seat after flushing. The remedy is to gently jiggle the handle so that it seats and it immediately creates a ...
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What could cause frequent toilet clogs? It is not the usual suspects

We just moved into a new house. The upstairs toilet clogs a couple times per week and the downstairs toilet often takes two flushes. (Our plumber thinks the downstairs problem is just because the ...
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Trouble turning of supply valve - need it shut off but won’t fully close

I am attempting to install a bidet attachment I ordered online. The first step is to shut off the supply valve and empty the toilet, as it attaches on between the supply valve and tank. I am unable ...
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Plastic screw from a toilets flushing mechanism

What is the name of the red plactic screw in the picture? It's from a toilets flushing mechanism.
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Toilet does not produce enough water and barely flushes

My toilet takes two flushes to flush and does not produce enough water. Any helpful tips to help me resolve this issue?
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Bathroom toilet paper holder

I have a toilet paper holder that fell out recently. The holder looks like this: What's the purpose of the alligator clips on the screws, and how should I go back reinstalling this? I can't seem to ...