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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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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 ...
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toilet seal leaking in rental

The older rental home where an elder relative lives has a slight leak where the toilet attaches to the floor. Nothing else on the toilet appears to be leaking so is this probably an old floor "seal" / ...
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Toilet shut off valve not shutting off completely

Before replacing my flapper I turned off the toilet shut off valve, flushed the toilet to drain all the water from the toilet tank and noticed small bubbles coming at the base of my fill valve. So I ...
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How to fix a toilet which continuously runs [duplicate]

Yesterday I saw the water of my toilet kept running. The gap at the arrow did not close. May I know what should I buy to fix it?
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How to drill holes for seat in the ceramic of a toilet bowl?

I have this toilet bowl: It's hanging on the wall. I bought this toilet seat: The seat is suited for bowls at least 45 cm long, mine is 42 cm long. As result, the ceramic rim is visible (reentrant)...
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Measure flange distance from wall without removing toilet

I want to install a new toilet. However, I need to get a new one first and I have to know the distance from the wall to the center of the flange. Therein lies the problem. How can I measure this ...
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Soft close toilet seat issue

I know this is an odd question, but we just bought new Kohler toilets & I hate them because every time i get up, the seat sticks to my bottom enough to lift the seat up and then crash back down. ...
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Toilet flange issue. Any hope?

The last plumber suggested glue-ing (caulking) the toilet to the floor without any bolts. Is that the best solution for this ? Attaching the photo. The old flange does not gap to fit in the screws / ...
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Toilet bowl doesn't flush, drains after tank refills

When I press the button to flush the toilet the tank empties but the toilet bowl does not flush, instead it fills up with water. The tank then fills while the bowl remains full. Shortly after the tank ...
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What is this toilet flush mechanism called?

I need to replace the flush handle on this toilet, but I don't know what the mechanism is called, and I couldn't find a handle that fit it at Home Depot. What is it called, and/or where can I find a ...
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How do I change a toilet water supply line that doesn’t have a shut off valve?

The washer has corroded but this supply line just goes straight into the wall. There is no shut off valve so I can’t just unscrew and replace it. Any easy fix?
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How should I repair a pvc flange set into concrete slab?

I've been looking, and haven't quite found anything that matches my situation closely enough to satisfy me... So, I just put down some vinyl plank flooring, and when going to mount the toilet again, ...
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Better cap needed for toilet bolts

See the white cap in this image I don't know what it is called but I wish it wouldn't keep coming off the bolt/nut on my toilet. Is there a way to fix this? Get a better one? I don't know what to ...
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Should I replace toilet fill valve or cap

My toilet fill valve leaks at the top only when the bowl is full. Until the bowl is not full it is not leaking from the top. This is a video of the leak: https://vimeo.com/270998266 I want to decide ...
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Is there a tool shaped like a thin-bladed putty knife but with a rubber blade and spongelike surface?

Sorry if this is a duplicate, thanks in advance! I am trying to clean up under the rim of my toilet near where the jets are, and I can't reach a finger or rigid brush up there. There may be a better ...
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How can flood water come in through a toilet?

Video on Facebook Fredrick Maryland is experiencing severe flooding and one home owner has flood water gushing in the house through the toilet. You can view the video from the Facebook link above. ...
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How can liquid enzymatic drain decloggers reach the clog in a toilet drain?

I added liquid enzymatic drain "declogger" (brand: Earthworm) to a clogged toilet drain that I already tried plunging. How are the enzymes supposed to reach the clog, unless the clog is in the first ...
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Toilet running when using other

My upstairs toilet starts running when I turn the tub on or the washing machine on, which is located downstairs