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 toilet sounds like an angry goose

My toilet is making strange sounds when it's flushed. I suspect something in the fill valve is vibrating. Here is a video of it. It's pretty intermittent and sometimes it's longer and louder than that....
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Why is my toilet leaking around the base even after a seal replacement?

We have a toilet that was in the mid price range. When it was originally installed by professionals it didn't appear to leak for a few days. Then slowly I noticed dampness around the edge of the ...
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What is the most efficient way to replace a 14“ rough-in toilet with a 12” rough-in toilet?

I want to replace my failing 14" rough-in toilet. It seems the world has moved on to 12" rough-in as a standard. Would it be crazy to put a 1" thick board on the wall to provide some stability to the ...
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Toilet straight water supply line stuck

The water supply line is stuck and the nut is removed. It turns with some force but won't detach from the bottom of the tank
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Trying to replace a toilet's water supply line

I'm investigating replacing my toilet's water supply line/the possibility of installing a bidet. This is what my current supply line looks like From what I can tell, there's no easy way to replace ...
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Toilet flange concreted into floor, replacement?

I've got a toilet on the concrete floor. The old flange has rusted and disintegrated at the hold down bolt slots. But the flange is actually cemented into the floor. I think my #1 option is to cut off ...
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Kids cars inside the toilet

My kid threw small cars into the toilet and opened the water, we tried to open the clogging with pompa and it didn't help ... how can you fix or call a professional?
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Concealed toilet cisterns attached by screws to dry wall. Are they secure?

I've noted several post-2000 build apartments that have concealed plastic toilet cisterns that are secured at the rear to dry wall by 4 screws. They are lever-type cisterns, so there is also a toilet ...
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What Size Toilet Flange for 3 1/2" ABS Pipe?

I'm trying to purchase the correct toilet flange but having difficulty. The bathroom was roughed in years ago in ABS and we are trying to finish it out. As a I measure the toilet waste pipe, it ...
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What do I do about re-seating this old flange?

Not a big DIY'er historically, getting into it..anyways, figured replacing this toilet would be straightforward but my house is from the 1950's...anyways, removed the toilet to find the following...in ...
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Can sewage smell penetrate indoors because of inadequate venting?

I have a basement toilet that is connected to a 4" buried sewer pipe but its vent that goes three stories up to the roof is only 2". The toilet seems to have a permanent smell of urine which starts ...
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Toilet cistern besides the toilet

I am wondering if it is possible to install a built in cistern next to the toilet. Please see the image attached - the idea is to have a cistern in the short dividing wall next to the toilet bowl. ...
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Toilet clogged with paper cat litter

Here's a very related question but seems to be about clay litter: Flushed cat litter, maybe clogged? I flushed paper cat litter down my toilet. I have been doing this for 5 years without any problems,...
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Cause of second delayed flush?

When I flush my toilet, it works as expected - water rushes in, everything goes down the drain, and the bowl refills properly. Now 1-2 minutes later, I hear a second "flush" in the pipes. The toilet ...
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Toilet code - 15" from baseboard heater?

I am remodeling my small bathroom. I know code is for the center of the toliet drain to be 15" from a wall or vanity. There is going to be a baseboard heater on the side of my toliet. Do I have to be ...
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(UK) Toilet flush makes a vibrating, grinding sound just at the start of filling

I had a bathroom renovation including totally new toilet (using the existing plumbing) with new cistern, pan, etc. After installation, but not immediately, I started having this vibrating / grinding ...
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Toilet full valve drips slightly when turning back on

I turned the full valve on my loo off to unclog the toilet and as I go to turn clockwise to turn back on it drips slightly so bit worried to turn on in case I find myself with a big leak!!!:( First ...
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Leaking wall-mounted toilet (Duravit)

I have a Duravit Model-No. 253509 wall-mounted toilet that is leaking in a minor way around the wall. Please see below for some photos and details. Please let me know if you have ideas on the source ...
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Are bumps on the inside of a cast iron drain pipe a sign of a problem?

I'm replacing a toilet's wax ring in my 1960 US home. With the toilet removed, I noticed ugly-looking bumps on the inside of the cast iron drain pipe: Here's a closer, more tasty look: Aside from ...
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Is it normal for a siphon in a toilet cistern to tilt to the side when the toilet is flushed?

I've noticed some cisterns have siphon units that are not secured at the top. Every time the toilet is flushed, the top of the siphon moves or tilts to one side. For example, in the following youtube ...
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Toilet flush button is corroded and gets stuck

My toilet flushing button gets stuck with one button extended. It doesn’t affect the toilets flushing but it is a little ugly. I’m very new to DIY so I’m not sure if I can just scrub the blue stuff (...
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toliet backing up after roter rooter and replaced toliet

Toilet started backing up. Called roter rooter. Unclogged but they suggested it was the toilet (old) Replaced with new toilet however after my husband used toilet it backed up and wouldn't flush
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Bathroom Toilet + Shower Venting Fitting Question

Is this acceptable layout and appropriate fittings to use for the bathroom toilet on the left and shower on the right? Or would you replace any fitting and rearrange layout?
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Cast iron pipe is too low to a use gasketed toilet flange replacement

While removing the toilet the The previous flange came off with it. We suspect that is what was causing a leaking issue on the ceiling below. So we went to replace it with an extender flange but the 4 ...
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Fluidmaster toilet fill valve not shutting off water

My toilet was leaking water continuously into the bowl. I thought I had a bad fill valve and replaced it with a new Fluidmaster fill valve. Unfortunately the problem persisted. When the float ...
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How to repair a brass toilet flange connected to a lead pipe

I went to replace a toilet recently and I found the following situation (images below): The toilet flange was brass and connected to a lead pipe The brass flange had a crack in it, possibly because A ...
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Using a sealant to stop a toilet tank leak

The toilet tank is leaking through the bolts, but the bolts are so rusted I can't remove them. I can't afford a plumber right now, but would like to stop using bucket-fulls of water to flush. My ...
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Toilet Runs Sporadically

I have a toilet at my house that once every 1-2 hours will run for maybe 5 or 6 seconds but then stops and acts normally. I have checked and nothing seems to be getting under the flapper. The float is ...
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Best style of toilet when there's a long run to the drain line

Is there a style of toilet that does better when there is a long (mostly horizontal) run from the toilet to the vertical drain line? It seems to clog every few months (I think there might be a corner ...
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How do I fix this toilet flange?

Basically there is a PVC flange that was glued to the inside of the pipe. The problem was that the metal flange that was on the outside was so completely bent that the bolts no longer stayed inside. ...
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Tub only drains when toilet is flushed

My tub usually sounds haunted when flushing. I cleaned it for hair. Now it only drains when the toilet is flushed. My toilet is vintage 1960s and is in need of replacement anyways but this is bizarre.
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Why would turning on/off hot water when the toilet is flushing cause the tankless pressure relief valve to release water?

I noticed the other day that my tankless hot water tank was occasionally spraying water all over the place from the Pressure Relief Valve. The only way I've found that seems to reliably trigger this ...
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How to fix a Geberit flush connector which does not snap in?

(apologies for not using the correct English technical words for the various elements, please edit my question if this is not clear) I have a Geberit In-Wall Flush Toilet with two press puttons. One ...
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How to remove a rusty screw and cap from a toilet

The toilet seat has rusted away the screw holes that connects itself to the iron hinges, making the seat removable while the lid and the hinges stays connected to the toilet bowl. I want to remove the ...
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Why doesn't my toilet flush completely outside summer months?

So my toilet only flushes down during the summer months. Yet during winter fall and spring it wont go down all the way. Can't figure out why. Tried a snake and every other means to unclog but I doubt ...
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Clear Drain from Toilet to Street

My downstairs toilet is the last fixture hooked up to the house drain line before it makes its way to the public sewer system. This line between the toilet and the public sewer gets clogged ...
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Water not rising in the flush/ rubber gasket does not create a good seal

The water in our toilet flush does not rise about the 20% mark. More pics and videos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xcuJ2dKajRQdbZ938 I figured out that the red rubber gasket doesn't stay in place. If I ...
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What's going on with my running toilet?

I have two toilets on my second floor. One will run occasionally after it is flushed until the second toilet is flushed. When the second toilet is flushed, the first stops running as soon as the valve ...
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How do I install Bidet on Toilet that does not have tank

I live in an apartment building that was built in the late 60's. I wish to install Bidet . However, all instructions show how to install Bidet on toilet with tank. Toilets in our building (well, in ...
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This fell out of my toilet when I unscrewed the supply line. What is it?

I needed to replace my toilet’s tank to toilet gasket, and in the process disconnected the toilet’s supply line. The rubber “screw like” object shown above fell out when I did this. After finishing ...
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Why is my toilet flushing slowly and not emptying the waste from the bowl?

When I flush my toilet it fills up to the rim with water. It will then drain slowly but not even a piece of toilet paper will go down the drain. I've tried plunging it and nothing is coming up like it ...
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Problematic toilet flush

I really hope someone can help me solve this problem. I have three identical toilets in my house, two have had the flushing mechanism replaced (one is still the original). Both replacements are a ...
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Why have separate Long and Short Flush buttons on a toilet if they both do the same thing?

In my house, I have two buttons that I can use to flush my toilet. These buttons are labeled "Short Flush" and "Long Flush". When pressing either of these and instantly letting go, the flush time is ...
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Why does my toilet fill and slowly drain after showers?

After a shower the toilet floods and slowly drains during this process the tub gurgles. Could this be the Tom's waxed doughnut or the vent up through the attic/roof? Thank you for your time and ...
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How to stop 2nd floor toilet from bubbling when 3rd floor toilet is flushed?

I have a building with 3 floors (1 unit in each floor). When I flush the 3rd floor toilet, bubbles come out of the second floor toilet. How do I stop 2nd floor floor toilet from bubbling? In general, ...
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How to loosen nut without damaging toilet shutoff

I replaced the fill valve on a toilet and the connection stem on the replacement sticks out much farther than the original. The toilet was installed 12 years ago using a solid supply line, so I need ...
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How can I adjust the water level in a Grohe inner wall toilet?

How do I adjust the water level in the toilet bowl itself? With flushing there is a gush of water that actually flies forward and onto the floor, not really ideal. I think it's because the level of ...
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Replacing toilet tank gasket

One of the toilet tanks in my house is leaking water slowly into the toilet bowl. A pic of the inside of the tank is attached. I believe a gasket is the culprit (the pink gasket pointed to by the red ...
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Toilet Concerns

I want to remove a toilet, replace the flooring, and replace with a new toilet. This likely will take a few days. I know to insert a rag in the hole...anything else I need to do? Will having the ...
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How do I waterproof old hardwood floors in my bathroom?

My wife and I have a home built in 1912. We love the house and its character, but sometimes it presents a challenge to the way modernity was retrofitted. In this case, I have a bathroom with a wood ...

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