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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Toilet water drains out slowly after flush

My toilet flushes normally, but after the flush, the water drains out again slowly until the siphon suction breaks (this happens about 10-15 seconds after the flush). This doesn't always happen -- I'...
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Toilet shutoff type identification

The valve won't turn so I'm looking to replace it. I think it's a sweat type but I'm looking for confirmation. Is this a sweat or threaded valve? Edit: Scraped pipe Edit 2:
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No flange when replacing toilet

I pulled out an old toilet and there wasn't a flange in the floor to use when installing the replacement. It looks like the bolts were drilled straight into the ground, although one of them I had to ...
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Septic tank pumped 6 months ago, filter cleaned 2 weeks ago, toilet backing up again. Plumbing or septic problem?

I have a septic tank that was pumped out 6 months ago. The toilets started backing up and one was leaking from the base. I had plumber out, they snaked line to septic tank but said the tank needed ...
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toilet will not flush even after replacing the toilet twice

I bought this house 5 years ago and have always had problems with the half bath toilet. It was very very slow to flush if at all. Now it will not flush at all. I have replaced the toilet twice with ...
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Fluidmaster float sticks on brand new Champion toilet

My Fluidmaster float sticks on brand new Champion toilet. Seems to hang up on every third flush. Turns out there was an imperfection in the tube with a bit of plastic flash sticking out that was ...
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Too tall cast iron toilet flange in cement

I'm adding a new toilet in my basement. There is a cast iron toilet flange coming out of floor approx 3.5”. There isn’t a way to build up the floor that high, since it's a basement cement slab. Any ...
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Bemis toilet has a removable plastic container

Toilet won’t fill. I can lift out the container. If I remove it will the toilet fill and flush correctly?
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Toilet tank slow leak such that it runs for a few seconds periodically to refill

I've read through many of the q&a's here on the board and had already presumed my issue was a worn flapper. I ordered the replacement flapper from American Standard, adjusted as per their ...
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Filling and recreating toilet bolts in concrete

The two bolt holes for my toilet are crumbling and I need to fill it in and make new ones. What's the best way to do it so it won't shift?
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Cracked toilet seat hinge: repair seat or replace seat?

Does it ever make sense to repair or replace a broken toilet seat hinge? The seat is in good condition otherwise, but a new is under $50. Just a standard elongated toilet seat from glacier bay with ...
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Snaking toilet: regular maintenance or only if issue?

My partner and I live in a small (7-unit) condo building and want to make sure that we are maintaining our unit according to what are standard practices. One question we have is whether snaking our ...
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What can I do when the rough in hole in my concrete is too large for my toilet flange?

I am finishing a basement bathroom and preparing to lay down vinyl flooring. Before I do that, I wanted to check how my toilet flange would fit sitting on top of the finished floor, and I noticed that ...
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No water to toilet after the city purged hydrants

The city was opening fire hydrants around the neighborhood resulting in no water coming to the house. This happened while I was at work. When I came home I had to turn the faucets and showers on to ...
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Toilet leaking, possibly related to loose screws?

Pools of water have started to appear next to the base of my toilet. There are two screws near the base of the toilet. One of them is totally loose (see photo) - it just spins and I can waggle it ...
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2 toilets, 1 slow?

Single-family Florida concrete block home built in 1979, city water and sewage. Hallway bathroom toilet flushes great, quickly swirls, drains completely and quickly, refills. Master bedroom toilet, ...
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Toilet with brown sediment in the toilet bowl

10 days ago I moved into a newly built house, with all new fixtures and fittings. In the past few days overnight in the downstairs toilet, brown sediment settles at the bottom of the pan. The water ...
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Kohler k620 tank - which Tank-To-Bowl Connector Kit?

A toilet is leaking at a bolt that holds it to the bowl. (See photo.) It is a 1950's Kohler 2 piece with k620 stamped inside the tank. (See photo.) How do I find a suitable tank-to-bowl connector ...
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Please help! I don’t know what to do on what to do about my frozen main water supply line to my toilet?

The water supply line to my toilet is frozen going on about 24 hours now. It is in the upstairs bathroom along the north wall, the only water line in the house that is frozen. All other pipes/drains/...
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Upstairs toilet leaking into ceiling

My upstairs toilet is leaking into the ceiling downstairs only when the water supply is turned on. One company came out and cut a hole in the ceiling and said it is not the water pipe. Another company ...
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How do I stop the toilet seat from continuously sliding to the right every time it is used?

I don't know why the seat keeps moving. I slide it left and it moves to the right every time. Now I definitely see similar questions on here, but the people say they tighten it and it gets loose again....
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Dripping supply line from the toilet cut off valve

My toilet supply line is dripping, I can’t get it to stop. I had a dripping packing nut when the line was attached to the toilet, but since it was leaking in three places, I turned off the water and ...
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Toilet leaking around flange

My toilet started leaking over few days. There is just a little pool of water near the front part of the flange (No, it isn't from me missing when I pee). It only happens about once a week.
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Not seeing a toilet shut off valve for installing bidet

I live in an apartment and it seems like every toilet has a connection like this. To install my bidet I need to shut off the valve, but I'm not seeing one here? Is there a way to shut off the water to ...
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Replacing toilet shut-off valve and need to turn off water; Need to turn gas water heater to pilot?

I'm replacing a toilet shut-off valve (clean water flowing into tank) on the first floor of my (100-year old) home. I'm reading that I need to shut off the water, then drain the lines, before making ...
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How to connect toilet flush valve chain with provided v-shaped connector

My husband has been fixing an older toilet in our house - it was leaking so we completely replaced all the seals on the tank and then we replaced some of the seals inside it - this is all working fine ...
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How do I tighten this toilet seat?

I have a toilet seat that is loose, but can not work out how to tighten it. I looked under the fitting but there is no nut. It looks like the end of the bolt is designed not to turn.
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Need suggestion for replacement Porcelanosa NK One flush valve - looking for specific make/model # of part

Backstory: We bought a home which included a few Porcelanosa NK One toilets. (Porcelanosa product page here.) A while ago, the fill valve on one of them failed. I bought a Fluidmaster 400AH ...
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Toilet Flange - Replace, Keep and Shim, or Something Else?

I just installed new floor in my bathroom. I'm getting ready to install the new toilet, but I think I might have got some bad advice on how to handle the flange. Currently I have a metal/PVC flange ...
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How do I remove the cistern lid that has been grouted in?

My tiler grouted the cistern lid against the wall a few months back. Only realized when the toilet started leaking and I couldn't open it. What is the best way to get rid of the grout and try and ...
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How could i remove this hardly accessible nut?

I want to replace my toilet seat. But i can't really access this nut with any wrench. You can see that there's no way to get to it sideways, so my only thought was to go directly from the bottom using ...
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New install of toilet and it slightly rocks front to back, not sideways

installed new toilet and flange in concrete basement floor but on top of tile. Toilet rocks slightly back and forth, not sideways but front to back. Did I maybe not get flange tight against tile ? ...
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Audible thud when toilet flapper closes

I just installed a new toilet flapper, and there is a thud that now occurs when the flapper closes (not water hammer; rather, it seems to be the result of the immediate stop of water flow from tank to ...
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Toliet flapper doesn't reseat properly on flush

Toilet has a rubber flapper that after a flush doesn't always get seated properly. Most times, if there are no solids in the bowl it does this. Twice I've replaced the flush assembly with a new kit. ...
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How to fix running toilet if pushing down on the fill valve is the only way to stop it?

My toilet runs without stopping. As I say in the title, the only way to hear it stop is if I push down on the fill valve directly from the top. This is not something where it fills then stops and ...
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Why don't new flush valve seals have the same bump in them as the original?

I recently replace a flush valve seal: I noticed the old one had a quarter inch "bump" on - I had no idea how that would have happened, but to me seemed to explain why the seal was not ...
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Causes for toilets to self-flush due to water pressure issues

Hopefully I can convey my question properly. My townhome is about 20 yrs old (relatively new). It is two stories tall. I have 2 toilets upstairs and one toilet downstairs. This issue just started ...
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Installing Biobidet to toilet with plastic T-valve

I'm attempting to install a USPA Biobidet 6800. I've removed hose from commode tank and went to install the t-valve on top of stop valve. However, my stop valve configuration is all plastic (vs iron) ...
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How to use alternate flush mode on toilet

I have a Gerber toilet, and the toilet lists two flush modes. Do I need to install something to use that alternate flush mode? The toilet handle seems to have only one action.
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Toilet problems with valve

After flushing, my toilet doesn’t sense that tank is full, so the water keeps running and it starts leaking, how can I fix that?
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toilet tank not filling

Toilet flushes ok, but then to fill tank, shut off valve has to be turned off and then back on. Why?
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How do I handle a piece of wax from a toilet ring falling into the drain?

When removing my toilet, a piece of wax approximately the size of a golf ball fell into the drain. I can't reach it with my arm. What would be the best way to address this? I imagine this could ...
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Toilet S pan connector to waste pipe

I've looked at a few videos about installing a new toilet and I've seen this types of connections: Toilet either inserts and bolts to a base like this: Or the S pan is inserted into another tube like ...
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Help Identifying toilet tank make and model

I am trying to identify the make and model number of this toilet tank so I can replace the insides which is old and disintegrating and causing flushing and leaking issues. Based on the fill valve ...
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Toilet question regarding fungus

I've a toilet like the photo bellow. Do you know what is it and how to remove it? Thank you.
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California Code requirements for a low flow toilet

When calculating drain pipe sizing for a bathroom addition, what is the fixture value for a low flow toilet? When reading the code, I see 3 one place and 6 in another. Is the points value of a low ...
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Toilet flush stuck down

Our toilet flush button is stuck down, and the mechanism on the back doesn't appear to be attached properly. It's a cable pull system. Any ideas how it's supposed to be attached?
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Toilet flushes, bowl fill then drains

Toilet was installed less then a year ago and has been working fine. All of a sudden, when I flush the bowl fills almost completely. It then drains slowly and almost completely. It takes maybe a ...
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Toilet does not flush, pressure is non-existant, it worked when first installed, what's up?

We have an American Standard toilet (I'm not sure of the exact model, but it looks something like that Champion 4). When first installed, it worked great and it was indeed a one flush device. ...
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Toilet Fill Tube Connection

On my toilets, both fill tubes are connected to the OUTSIDE of the overflow tubes, so the stream of water is going directly to the tank. I went ahead and directed the stream to now go into the ...

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