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 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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What are steps to take to resolve a frequently clogging toilet?

Here's the situation: Conventional toilet flushes liquids with some TP just fine. Everything works and looks exactly as expected. It flushes effectively with a nice swirl. But when someone makes ...
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My toilet seat is loose

My toilet seat has been loose for a few weeks now. I would like to fix it. I am unable to access the area where the screws are. I have attached some photos to show how I am unable to access the toilet....
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How to find replacement toilet seat (American Standard)

How do I determine what seat will fit this toilet and are colored seats available? Inside the tank are these numbers: 1459 388 M59 Aug26 Thank you.
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Help with double leak at Toilet Supply in flat please

Could anyone here please offer any advice on how to troubleshoot/fix 2 separate leaks I have in my flat in the two positions shown below? The first leak spurts out of the top of the nut at the ...
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Toilet Connector Hose Removal

I'm replacing the toilet connector hose because there's a leak from the bowl. I've tried to remove the old connector hose but the metal piece in the pic will not detach. It spins when I use a steel ...
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Brass/plastic part to keep toilet seat lid from lying back too far

I have at times seen toilet seats fitted with what could be called a backstop that prevents the seat lid from resting against the toilet tank lid or otherwise traveling too far back. I've seen them on ...
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Remove yellow stains on toilet

I have the following stains on my toilet I tried to remove it with bleaching product but to no avail. I was thinking of white vinegar but not sure if it would work as the surface is wet. Any ideas ...
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I'm having trouble fixing a mysterious toilet leak

I have a Caroma (Australia) eco-style toilet. There is a recurring leak around the base but ONLY when the water supply main valve is turned on. The toilet can have water in the bowl, and water in the ...
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Cracks in Toilet Bowl Serious?

I just noticed these cracks in the bowl of my toilet. It is not leaking water. Can I assume that these are just cosmetic cracks in the glazing? Or, should I worry about a catastrophic failure? I ...
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Does my new bathroom plumbing need a cleanout?

I am working on new plumbing for an addition we just built. Does anyone see any issues? Do I need a clean-out at the end of the run? I plan on using a 3" elbow in lieu of a combo to keep ...
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Flushmate 503 Installation

My brother has the same toilet that I do and is equipped with the flushmate 503 M-101526-F3. It appears the flushmate flush valve fitting is smaller than the tank hole. Is there an tank to toilet ...
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Opening Geberit flush button

I'm trying to open this Geberit flush button in order to put anti calcarium tabs inside it, but I don't know how to. It slides a little bit to both sides and up and down, but there's no demonstration ...
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Bathroom smells bad after new toilet install

Recently we noticed a bad smell coming from our downstairs bathroom. When we investigated it further it seem that there was some leakage from base of the toilet. So had a plumber come out, took out ...
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Thorough removal of uncured silicone sealant

I have used silicone sealant to seal our toilet bowls's socket against the floor tiles. It turned out, the sealant was overaged and didn't cure anymore. So the socket and the bowl is contamined with ...
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Why did the fill valve in my toilet pop up?

The fill valve in one of my toilets popped up with enough force that it lifted the toilet cover up and nearly off the toilet. Anyone heard of this happening, and any ideas what might have caused it? I ...
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How to build up (or repair) this toilet outlet

I removed some bathroom tiles and much to my disappointment, the person who laid this out years ago did a horrible job and I’m now left with this mess to fix. I’ll be adding a 2 inch foam base (...
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Toilet supply line seems connected somehow that I can't see, what do I do?

I've just bought a bidet and assumed that replacing the water supply line would be easy, this is turning out to be a bad assumption. After unscrewing both sides neither side seems to come out, I've ...
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Closing water supply valve does not shutoff water supply to toilet

I'm trying to change my fill valve because for some reason it does not send water to the refill tube and only fills downwards (C-Max anti siphon), but when I go to shutoff my supply valve, turning it ...
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Toilet flapper sizing problem

I have an American Standard toilet that came with a 3 inch flapper inside. The problem is that since the beginning the flapper never closed properly. It's the right size to block the hole, but it ...
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Looking for UPC advice/suggestions on wet venting

Can someone in the UPC group advice or suggest if any of the two bathroom layout plans are reasonable to use, they are wet vented? See Plan 1 or Plan 2 Thanks
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How should I approach installing new toilet on concrete floor with cracked terracotta pipes?

I removed an old nonfunctional "Pittsburgh Toilet" from my basement and have a new one I would like to install. Unfortunately, when I removed the old toilet, I came to find that there was ...
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How to install a toilet on raised flooring

I’ve had to raise the flooring in my basement by 3 inches and this means the bathroom floor will also be raised. I now have to install a toilet on top of a 2 inch foam barrier and 3/4 inch plywood. I’...
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How to remove stuck locknut from porcelain toilet?

I'm working to remove the fill valve from my (quite old) Kohler toilet. Drained the tank, unhooked the water supply, now trying to remove the locknut. Trouble is (and forgive me, I'm not sure if this ...
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How would one install a wall-mounted toilet when the original is on a concrete slab?

1973 framed townhome. I can do whatever I want to the slab, which is 4" thick. The current drain for the toilet is standard, but it travels through a 4" slab. The wall behind the toilet(s) ...
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Locating toilet tank leak: flapper or flush valve or tanks bolts and washers

I have a toilet tank that's slowly leaking into the bowl causing it to refill periodically. I can rule out the fill valve having loose grit/obstructions causing it to fill slowly after it should have ...

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