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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 power supply adapter used to plug this 12V 1.4W fan into wall?

This is the 12V DC 1.4watt fan I want to wire up to plug into the wall. https://sun-mar.com/product/12-volt-fan/ What specification (volts,amps, watts) are required in the power supply adapter that I ...
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Advice Needed for In-Wall Tank Toilet Wastewater Pipe Installation

I am remodeling my bathroom and have ordered this in-wall tank toilet: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Swiss-Madison-St-Tropez-Back-to-Wall-Concealed-Tank-Toilet-Bowl-Bundle-in-Glossy-White-SM-WK514-01C/...
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Toilet flange 2.5” above concrete basement floor - raise floor?

My basement shop toilet was installed years ago (30+?) on a raised wooden platform that rotted out. I removed the toilet, the rusted out metal flange and the moldy, wood platform (2x2 fastened to ...
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Are these lines in my toilet bowl signs of a (impending?) structural failure?

There are some lines in my toilet bowl and would appreciate if I can get an advice if the lines inside of my toilet bowl are just normal wear and tear or is it a sign to replace it soon due to it's ...
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Removing toilet tank dam

I understand that this plastic container was added to conserve water, but it's not saving water because we have to flush the toilet 2 to 3 times anyways to get anything to go down. The toilet is small ...
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Toilet clogging and overflowing every time i try plunging it

My toilet has been clogging for a while now but usually a good plunge takes care of it. I've noticed also that the chain has come unhooked from the flusher handle a few times in the last week and I ...
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Moving a toilet, tying vent to old stack under subfloor or in attic

I’m moving a toilet in a bathroom. It’s essentially just sliding down the main sewer line. The original vent is a 5” cast iron pipe that exits directly through roof. The vanity and tub originally tie ...
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what is this toilet tank part called?

I believe there is a leak coming from the toilet tank and it is because of this part. I don't know what is it called. Can you please help me out? Inside view of the part in the tank: Outside view of ...
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Is this considered a running toilet? Recommend fix?

From looking online, this seems much less pronounced with what people usually consider a running toilet, but I still suspect it is? If this is a running toilet, what’s the fix? Recommended part to ...
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Macerator: pee vs. poo

Our trilevel home is not working well for us in our old age: our more frequent need to urinate and the need to go either upstairs or downstairs to bathrooms is becoming tedious. There is no bathroom ...
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install basement toliet

My contractor left a 2' high by 4" pvc sticking out of concrete floor for toilet drain.it looks like it's glued inside another pipe sticking 1/4-1/2" above floor. How do I connect a toilet ...
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Toilet scum line - how to get rid of

I've been tasked with cleaning a toilet. I can't get rid of the scum ring. I've tried the usual things, but they didn't do the job. vinegar vinegar and baking soda baking soda "The Works" (...
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Toilet backed up [closed]

I poured Liquid Plumber in my bathroom sink, and now my toilet is backed up. It was working fine before I put it in the sink.
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

I replaced the wax ring at the bottom of the toilet because it seemed like there was a slow leak. Since then, the toilet feels slightly unsteady when sat on. This is the second toilet I've replace a ...
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Toilet Flange is higher than the subfloor and slightly angled - Keep. or replace?

I'm about to install new vinyl flooring but noticed that the toilet flange is rusted a bit, slightly angled, and higher than the subfloor and the new floor. https://imgur.com/RjfDeRs Should I cut out ...
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Underlayment to meet toilet flange

I recently tore up my half bath tile and quarter inch underlayment to eventually extend my LVP to the bathroom. I’m wondering what I should buy to meet the toilet flange. The tile I had in there was a ...
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What kind of pump do I need to help a basement toilet flush?

I have a basement bathroom with a Pittsburgh toilet, raised about 10". It flushes but not well. I have seen pumps that run from $100 to $1000 and it appears many are for the install process. Can ...
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Toto Aquia II fill valve squeaks after cleaning

After cleaning the fill valve (using this guide) from deposits it's making a loud squeaking noise when the water "levels out" after a flush. What could it be? I understand it's some internal ...
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Could I use this Sanitary tee with left and right inlet?

My toilet, sink, and tub are all tied in to a cast iron Wye, and my sink is not vented so I want to re arrange the plumbing. Would this setup be up to code using a left and right side inlets facing ...
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Orange Like Rusty Colored Blob in Toilet Tank

Is this orange blob iron? It was more intact before, but I poked at it and it began falling apart. Coincidentally, the toilet suddenly started making popping sounds and flooding a lot underneath after ...
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Toilet Leaking Underneath After Flushing

My toilet, not long after flushing it, made popping noises and water flooded from underneath. There was very little water left in the bowl. I tried plunging the little bit of water lightly in off ...
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Can someone tell me what kind of fitting for this toilet water shut off valve is?

I've never seen anything like it. It's for my mom's house built in 1957. I want to know how to replace it in case we run into a leak or need to replace the toilet without shutting the water off at the ...
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How do I install bidet T-valve here?

How do I install a bidet T-valve here? I’m trying to install a handheld bidet on the toilet. This is the one I’d like to install Unlike other toilets, there isn’t much space to install the T-valve. ...
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How to secure a toilet flange when the opening is cut too wide?

The cutout in the subfloor for the toilet flange is too wide, leaving nowhere for me to secure it. The plumber had set some shims underneath the flange but I'm not sure I'd trust those shims to hold ...
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How can I prevent suds from spewing out my toilet?

Recently suds spouted from inside my toilet like this: Click images to embiggen The plumber concluded that someone on a higher floor used too much soap, but plumber can't pinpoint which. How can I ...
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Concealed cistern basket won't come out

My Geberit concealed toilet cistern is leaking into the bowl. I have removed the flush valve and changed the washer but it is still leaking. I have tried to remove the basket to change the washer but ...
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How are these toilet valves attached?

I will be replacing the ~25-year-old multi-turn valves and supply lines for my toilets and am wondering: if the current ones are sweated on? if they are, then when I replace with new valves if that ...
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I'm plumbing up a tiny house and the homeowner bought a gravity flush RV toilet, does it need a ptrap under it? [closed]

Thanks in advance for your assistance! So I've never installed an RV style toilet, and I can see that when you push the pedal it's a straight shot down the drain, and I don't know if it holds water in ...
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How do I repair the toilet to the floor? [closed]

Any one know how I need to repair my toilet? My dog dislodged it from the flooring. This is a first for me. It still works. It doesn’t leak or anything. Bolts are still connected. It rocks if it’s sat ...
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How to Identify Toilet Tank Brand for Replacement?

My toilet tank broke after I was trying to perform a repair, and I am not sure how to find a replacement. From what I can tell, it seems like the SKU is probably "2559" (embedded in the ...
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What is the right way to measure a toilet seat for replacement?

A toilet seat is 18″×15″. It is slightly elongated. On the market there are two styles: "standard" and "elongated". It seems to be neither. I purchased two toilet seats that seem ...
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Pulled Toilet . Water Damage Assessment Request

I bought a 30 year old house and noticed that the toilet was rocking. Mounting screws pulled right out (see pic). I pulled the toilet. The flange was completely rusted through and the wax was ...
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Why is my toilet bubbling & flushing when sinks are used?

I live in a trailer with 2 bathrooms. Lately the guest bathroom toilet has been bubbling and filling up and flushing any time any sinks, baths or the other toilet gets used. Does any one know why this ...
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What size flexible toilet supply line will fit my shut-off valve?

I have a rigid toilet supply line that needs to be changed to a flexible one for a bidet seat. It seems there are 2 sizes (3/8” or 1/2”) at the compression end, however the current rigid compression ...
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Single 2x8 Wall For Back-to-Back Bathrooms with Wall Mount Toilets

House has 2 bathrooms with mirrored fixtures on either side of the “wall”. Currently, this is framed as 2 separate walls with a small chaise in between. Due to the small dimensions in the owner’s ...
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damp line behind toilet

There is a damp line being formed behind the toilet commode, as seen in the picture. Any suggestions on where the problem lies would be appreciated. Edit: I've added pictures of what it looks like ...
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Options for a rear outlet toilet

I recently purchased a converted loft and would like to renovate the bathroom. The layout of the bathroom is a simple rectangle with a sink, toilet and shower across one wall. Most of the bathroom ...
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Smart Toilet bi-stable solenoid valve acting strange -what could be the reason and the fix?

I have a smart toilet (Ove Stan) that is built using this valve Here is the valve manufacturer page but I can't say exactly which one of those is my valve. It is acting strange as described below. I ...
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How to rough in toilet?

My wife is having me redo our bathroom. We are replacing the flooring, vanity, toilet and a couple other things. I am trying to figure out which size toilet I should get. I have seen conflicting ...
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Why does this toilet stain occur?

We recently replaced a toilet and are noticing a recurrent, slightly yellowish stain in the bowl, which I can easily clean with a little soap. It's a ring around the bowl about an inch wide, right ...
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How do I make this bathroom concrete slab as thin as possible?

Renovating my bathroom in an old 1890s apartment in Denmark and changing all the pipework I am unable to go to my downstairs neighbor to do the drain pipes, so I'm stuck with this long 10 cm / 4 inch ...
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Can sitting water in toilet bowl leak to downstairs?

I live in a high-rise apartment building. Recently, the super came knocking on my door and told me that downstairs neighbor suffered from water leaks in their bathroom ceiling. They believe it's from ...
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Can I keep the baffle filter outside of septic tank

My builder has made a mistake , he didn't install Baffle filter either for septic tank inlet or outlet and he didn't make any provision for soak pit or cess pit Builder has kept both inlet pipes and ...
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My toilet wont flush properly,but it does flush properly like 1 out of 10 flushes

Okay, my toilet onny flushes once properly out of like 10 to 20 flushes. I’ve already checked the flapper, toilet handle and chain, and checked and tested the fill valve and float. It all is fine, but ...
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How to fix leak in toilet?

I’ve had this leak in my toilet for almost 2 years, I decided to try and fix the problem myself by using some waterproof silicone, but I’m worried I ended up messing something up and might have to ...
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Flush Assist Toilet Leaking

I'm dealing with a constant leak in my flush assist toilet, which temporarily stops when I jiggle the handle, making a gurgling sound. The pressure cavity of the system looks complex, particularly a ...
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My toilet on 2nd floor fills up with black swelling water

I live in a house that is 120yrs old, 3 floors and 3 toilets. We have city sewage, no pump. 2nd floor toilet fills up with black gross smelly water, when you drain bathtub on 3rd floor or run kitchen ...
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Any debris-tolerant toilet fill valves?

Are there any modern toilet fill valves that can tolerate small debris in the water supply? My old toilet cistern re-filled itself with a traditional ball-cock valve. My new slimline, low-profile ...
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Toilet seat stuck even though bolts removed

I am trying to remove and replace my toilet seat, but, even after removing the bolts attaching the seat to the bowl (as was shown in many videos), the seat remains stubbornly attached at the hinge (as ...
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My toilet burps air from the toilet tank inlet, not the trap/waste line

My toilet burps air when flushed. The burp comes right at the beginning of the flush. The air is coming out of the inlet from the toilet tank. The air is NOT coming from from the trap/waste line. ...
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