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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What Alternatives are there to Toilet Wax Rings?

I've got a toilet to set, on a flush but rough and older metal flange. What alternatives are there to toilet wax rings? I've tried two over time, each subsequently became destroyed when the toilet ...
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Leaking toilet, stop water supply; Supply Valve Stuck

Need to replace seal between bowl and cistern. But is there a way to stop water supply to just that one toilet, it has a tap thing next to it, see pic. Tried turning it, but no luck should I turn ...
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install toilet flange extender after subfloor is installed or after finish floor

Toilet flange is too low and needs a flange extender. Should it be installed after the subfloor ( the layer under the cement board for the tiled floor) is in place since it needs to be fastened into ...
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UK - Leak on inlet on toilet cistern - New Parts

few videos and reading the instructions figured replacing the innards on the old flush system we had/ just broke was within my means but I've hit a roadblock. Currently having a leak from the inlet. ...
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How to make a flushometer toilet look nicer?

I'm the new owner of a 3 bed, 2 bath condo in Chicago, built in 1923. It's lovely and old. Both toilets are flushometer style, tankless. They look exactly like a toilet you'd see in a public school (...
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changing toilet seat on wall mounted toilet

I can access the screws underneath the toilet but they are placed horizontally like as if they are screws holding the toilet bowl to the wall instead of downward facing screws holding a toilet seat to ...
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Water flowing into toilet for too long after flush

When I flush my toilet the cistern seems to struggle with filling up because so much water continues to flow into the toilet bowl and I don't know why. I've removed the cistern top and pulled the red ...
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Toilet overflowed

Came home to water on the inside of (closed ) toilet lids and some water on floor around them on both upstairs and basement toilets when no one was home. We have a toilet on second floor that was ...
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How is the toilet tank itself refilled?

We learned here: Purpose of Fill Valve Tube Going into Overflow Drain ...that the fill valve sends water directly into the overflow drain...and that fills the bowl. However, how does the tank (...
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Toilet constantly draining

I've got a problem that I think has only started occurring in the last week or so, my toilet seems to keep draining for up to hours after it was last flushed, and weirdly so it seems to be affecting ...
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Leak into bowl and no water flow to overflow tube

The toilet had a leak from under the front of the bowl rim and all the parts were replaced. The leak is still there. Now, after the flush valve was removed and reset, no water comes out of the hose ...
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How does the float on the toilet chain affect the amount of tank water used per flush?

I have a toilet flapper with an adjustable float on the chain. As I move the float down the chain, more water is released from the tank per flush. Why is this? How does the mechanism work?
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water draining from toilet after flush

I live in a two storey house with 3 toilets (two on second floor and one on the main floor) the main floor toilet after flushing drains to a low level . I have inspected for water under and around ...
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Strange toilet pause

Lately, our Toto toilet flushes weakly and makes a bubbly sound—unless we hold the lever down a bit (longer than before) to be sure it flushes completely and normally. Then, the tank refills, stops ...
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why does my toilet have two overflow tubes and a refill line that tees?

I bought a house that has a second bathroom in the basement. I would like to replace this toilet. It appears to have a single water inlet and two over flow tubes. The refill hose tees into the ...
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Swollen rubber seal or something organic growing in toilet tank?

While I was about to fix a slowly filling water tank I noticed some unusual black stuff. It kinda looks like wood ear mushroom. It is brittle when I touch it and easily separates. Is it just a ...
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Broken rubber seal - leaking toilet cistern

The black rubber dome on the underside of my toilet cistern cracked and flooded my bathroom. What's it called? What's it for? What measurements do I need to make to buy a new one? What tools do I ...
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water valve to toilet will not shut off and the water is running more and more even when off

my toilet was being fix because one of my kids break it. the water valve was turn off but was leaking a lil bit then around 10:30 last night it sounding like my washer was being fill but it was coming ...
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Delay between toilet flushing and filling

Suddenly the cistern is only filling after a delay from 2 to 10 seconds whereas it was immediate some days ago. I didn't touch anything and I'm sure noone entered my flat. Not sure if it is a problem ...
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Toilet is running but the flapper is clean and intact

I have a toilet that is running, probably once every ten to fifteen minutes. I hear a quiet dripping sound within the tank. I understand that the most common problem associated with these events is ...
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My toilet won't flush, and just adds water

my toilet won't flush. All it does is fill up with water and sit there. It's not even draining the water. I have let it sit all night and still is the same water level in the morning. I've been ...
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toilet basin rattling valve

our toilet water basin valve makes a terrible rattling noise when filling up with water. It's the left side tube making that. Any idea about possible solutions beyond calling a plumber and replacing ...
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toilet is constantly running water to tank but won’t fill

My toilet is constantly running and water is pouring into tank but won’t fill and toilet won’t flush
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Can I control where in the toilet bowl the flush water goes?

When I flush the toilet the water mostly comes in from the front of the bowl. Is there something I can do so it covers more of the back? There are more and bigger holes toward the front of the bowl: ...
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Replacing toilet supply line and valve

I'm trying to replace the supply line and valve for my toilet but am having a hard time removing the coupling nut. I tried grabbing the fill valve and using a plier to remove the coupling nut but the ...
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Way to prevent mineral buildup in toilet?

Our apartment has extremely hard water, and the toilet has severe mineral buildup that makes it impossible to flush. Is it possible to attach a filter to capture this before it deposits on the toilet? ...
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Toilet flange is too long and can't lower pipe in floor

I have new plumbing installed for a new toilet. However, the 4" pipe is too close to the floor so the toilet flange (not yet installed) is too long and sticks above the finished floor about an inch. ...
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How to fix a rocking toilet?

Hello I am fairly new to the the whole DIY stuffs and since I don't live in that house anymore I do not have a picture of the problem. I did search online for the issue but all of them has the ...
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Toilet leaking into bowl

We had a HydroRight in the toilet for several years (with the split, dual flush handle) and all of a sudden, water began trickling into the bowl, and the tank would refill every 10-15 minutes, which ...
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Toilet bowl fills almost completely before flushing

When I flush my toilet, the bowl fills almost completely (but does not overflow) before the water finally empties out. The bowl then refills to a normal level and stays there until I flush it again. ...
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What should I be aware of in buying second-hand sinks and toilets?

I am planning an extension to my house, including a new ensuite bathroom and a downstairs WC. To save money and embedded energy I'm thinking of buying secondhand basins and toilets. There seem to be ...
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Toilet drainage leak

We have a problem with our toilet. When we flush it, water rises in the bowl, then slowly leaks away through the drain onto the floor. I took a video of the problem to possibly send to a plumber. ...
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Replacement of toilet on wooden block

I am trying to replace a toilet which is on top of a block of wood. Before I uninstalled the old toilet, I thought that I would be able to remove the block of wood but now that I have removed the old ...
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Toilet tank dripping water condensation [duplicate]

I have a toilet which has water condensing on the outside of the tank and then dripping down onto the floor. No, the tank is definitely not leaking. This is weather related, as this always happens ...
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What is this ridge inside my toilet flange? Do I need to replace it?

Does this toilet flange need to be replaced? There is a weird gap within the pipe and I can't tell if its because the flange needs replacement or normal.
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Are bends allowed in a toilet drain above the 4x3 reducer?

I am finishing my basement, which was roughed in by the builder, but I need to move the toilet, since I lost 8" of wall framing in front of the main sewer line, the vanity would be stupidly narrow, to ...
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toilet won't drain - appears to be no blockage

First floot toilet - extremely slow drain, more than 2 hours. Bath - extremely slow drain, ditto. Sink - gurgles a bit (also while bath trying to drain) but will drain with cold tap going full blast. ...
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How do I stop water from building up in toilets and bathtubs?

Today, I awoke to water on my bathroom floor. What caused it? My house has a septic tank and two bathrooms, a master bedroom and guest bathroom. The guest bathroom had water on the floor, and the ...
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What caused my toilet's flapper valve to become spongy and disintegrate (see pictures)?

I just had the flapper valve fail one of my home's toilets. The rubber had become spongy, sticky, and was beginning to disintegrate. It's so soft now that it rubs off with the slightest touch. The ...
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Moving a toilet sideways?

Buying a home. Renovating a bathroom with concrete slab for a floor. Specifically need to move the toilet at least 12" to the right. After the toilet is moved we'll install a LONG 2 sink vanity. I do ...
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Leaking toilet inlet service valve

So long story short I believe I've ended up with a crossed thread on the plastic shank of my fill valve. So now as I understand it I need to replace my fill valve, Am I correct in believing I remove ...
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Water heater working when flushing a toilet

I have a tankless water heater. After I finish to use hot water and I close the faucet, the water heater starts a fan and make a typical noise, it's very typical and expected. I guess it blows off ...
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What should I replace on a double-flush toilet to stop internal leaking?

My double-flush toilet will add water at random times, so I guess it's leaking down the water level causing this. Not familiar with the dual flush unit. What should I replace?
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Do I need to prepare old pipe to install a compression fitting?

I bought a new multi-turn valve to replace a really old one. The new one has a compression fitting where the old one is soldered. My plan is to use a pipe cutter just below the soldered joint. I'm ...
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What’s the marginal value increase as toilet price increases?

I’m going to replace the four toilets in my new house with elongated taller toilets. I’m looking at the $300 range because of some design features (taller seat, elongated bowl, tank attachment, ...
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Toilet overflow

My wc overflows into the bowl about every 20 flushes and can be stopped if I press the button again. The system is 5 years old and has a dual flush mounted on the wall. How can I stop this from ...
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Toilet too high

Set a toilet flange before laying tile, overcompensated by almost 3/4". I cut some plywood to wedge under it, and my only thought is to run a very thick bead of caulk in the gap and hope I make it ...
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High water level in toilet bowl after flushing

How can I lower the water level in the bowl of a comfort height Kohler 1.6l flush with canister valve?
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What prevents a toilet auger from fully extending into the toilet?

I currently have a clog, and the plunger wasn't cutting it. I got a 3' toilet auger, but I can only extend it about halfway in, even when trying to extend it further by cranking it clockwise. What ...
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12in rough dual flush toilet should be 10in rough

I bought a 12 in rough dual flush toilet but should have bought a 12 in rough toilet. Will I be able to keep it or will I need to switch it out? It seems to get clogged every 2-3 weeks. Is there a ...