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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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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Toilet just fills with water then it will slowly drain but nothing other then water goes down. Not even one sheet of toilet paper. Please help

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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Getting rid of black shadow/stain in toilet caused by interaction of iron sponge with anticalc + toilet gel with bleach

There was a lot of stains down in the puddle (?) of my toilet and toilet gel (that has bleach/javel in it, this product) and anticalc (the spray to wash lime scale off) and toilet brush didn't help. ...
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Need an alternate way to install hand-spray bidet on my toilet - can I Tee off the 3/8th input valve?

I bought some hand-spray bidet kits to add to some toilets. I've done this before on standard toilets, and the installation went smoothly - just remove the input pipe from the port on the underside ...
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Plumbing toilet and sink into same drain

Please see attached sketch for more details, but we want to avoid cutting through the joists below the bathroom and also avoid creating a bulkhead in the family room below. We are located in Toronto, ...
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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 ...