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 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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How do I repair a broken toilet seat anchor bolt?

The guys broke the toilet hinge anchor. It is KOHLER. I saw on their website they have a KOHLER anchor kit. Will that fit all, or is that specific for certain sizes and models?
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Flange not level - is this ok?

I recently applied a concrete patch to a rough/very uneven piece of concrete beneath an old flange I ripped out. I originally was going to apply a concrete leveler to the floor so I didn’t ensure the ...
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How concerning is this water in my bathroom?

Water is starting to seep out of the seams of the vinyl in my bathroom floor when stepped on. I also noticed the toilet caulking seems to be separating. I am not sure exactly where the water is coming ...
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Identifying toilet connector size

I need to replace the toilet connector line in my bathroom (the old one failed catastrophically and flooded everything). I'm stuck because I can't figure out what size is correct. The pipes are quite ...
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Will a toilet crack if used as a fire pit?

I am doing some last minute Halloween preparation. I would like to have a small fire going in an above-grade fire pit. Since its Halloween, I would like to get an old toilet and light my fire in that ...
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Is there any way to replace this laundy sink with a toilet without major renovations?

Looking to replace this basement laundry sink with a toilet. Definitely do not want to break into the concrete, and would prefer not to open the wall behind. Drain pipe from sink is 14 inches from the ...
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Flush valve nut doesn't fit new 3" dual flush valve

I have a 2 piece Quality Craft toilet. The dual flush valve is leaking so I purchased a new Fluidmaster dual flush valve. The plastic flush valve nut doesn't fit the new Fluidmaster valve. It ...
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Is this toilet drain rough in code compliant?

3" Vertical 90 to horizontal 90 with side outlet into another horizontal 90 and into vertical 90 leading DOWN Is that allowed?
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Where’s my toilet drain

What is this metal sleeve? The plumber put this on when I wasn’t at the house. Do I just cut it flush to the floor and there’s a PVC pipe inside?
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Toilets + sinks leak onto ceiling below; showers do not

Our house has two bathrooms (A and B) upstairs that are back-to-back on the floor plan. Both have showers, sinks, and toilets. One day recently, when I was in an upstairs bathroom (A), the toilet in ...
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How long do modern flush toilets last?

I have always considered flush toilets to basically last forever. I have graced toilets constructed over a century ago with my behind, and they have worked just fine. Recently, when explaining a ...
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Replacing toilet valve

I noticed that my toilet was having issues, so I was going to work on it. I turned the value off and discovered the valve doesn't work anymore (This seems to happen alot with 1980s turn valves). So I ...
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Dealing with an old, cast iron toilet flange

I decided to try and replace a leaky toilet in the house, so I bought a new toilet and ripped out the old one. The flange is cast iron I think (our house was built in 1955 so I was kind of expecting ...
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Replaced toilet tank only now toilet wont't flush /empty bowl [closed]

I had a cracked tank dripping water. We replaced it with a new tank that had all hardware already inside. After installing the new tank tried to flush toilet and the water drains from tank but doesn't ...
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Can't remove old toilet water supply line

I'm trying to replace my toilet's supply line, but my old supply line looks like it's soldered to the shut off valve. Do I need to replace the shut off valve? And I'm a beginner, so is it something I ...
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Why would a toilet tank keep refilling even after replacing the flap?

Long story short, my parent's toilet tank was leaking every so often. I drew a line on the inside of the toilet tank to see if water was leaking out of the tank. I also turned off the water so it ...
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Kohler toilet, mansfield lid replacement

I moved into a house about a week ago and I'm trying to install a pressure-operated bidet (a Luxe Neo 320) in my upstairs bathroom toilet. I've done this before in my old place and figured I had ...
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How can I repair a broken offset toilet flange?

I am replacing the tile floor so I pulled the toilet to find this flange with the broken left slot and missing right tab too. Any ideas on how to fix?
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How do I shut off this water supply?

I live in an apartment and want to install a bidet attachment. I thought shutting off the water would be the easy part like I see in the videos but it’s not so simple. I’m not sure if it’s purposely ...
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Toilet smell issue

I noticed a sickly sweet smell in my bathroom, a friend said it was possibly sewage, and I noticed that when I check my toilet shited very slightly when I messed with it. So on a friend's advice I ...
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Why does my toilet flush twice?

We have a Gerber toilet in our master bathroom and when you flush it, it empties the bowl twice. Is there a way to adjust the flush valve so that it only flushes once per cycle? Our other toilets, ...
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How can I raise the bowl water level in a low-usage toilet? [duplicate]

I just installed this low water usage toilet. It’s a single flush model. It’s working fine but the bowl water level is low. It has an R&T fill valve with a red ring which doesn’t seem to do much ...
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The toilet flapper doesn't come down after the flush as it gets stuck and is a brand new flapper?

The toilet flapper is brand new. Putting a weight seems the only solution but not heavy enough to bring it down.
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What Has Caused Odd Spots in Toilet Bowl

Two odd spots have recently (i.e. in last 1-2 months) appeared at bottom of my most used toilet bowl: They are located symmetrically in what I'll call the two corners at bottom of bowl. I just ...
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Is there anything that can be done to a toilet to prevent Poseidon's kiss? [closed]

I usually just use a bit extra toilet paper to prevent back splashes. But is there a permanent fix for this?
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Is this a cast iron or metal toilet flange?

I'm going to use Set-Rite flange kit to bring up the height, but the instructions say to use a wax ring for cast iron or the included rubber gasket for metal. Not sure which method to use. My tubing ...
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Toilet mounted in concrete pad [closed]

The toilet in the basement bathroom was mounted into a pad of concrete. Over the years the concrete has bored out around the screw so the toilet rocks. What could I use to fill the hole?
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How can I extend bathroom fixture supply pipes for sink and hand-held bidet for suspended toilet WC? [duplicate]

How can I extend the water pipeline for the sink, hand bidet and attach the evacuation pipe attached to the toilet and also to the sink? We plan to install a wall-hung/suspended toilet and will use ...
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How to fix raised/angled toilet flange

My toilet had grout running all the way around it that was crumbling and gross so I took off the toilet and removed the grout but it turns out the grout was there because the toilet flange is about an ...
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Finishing above-ground basement - is there an alternative to moving this toilet drain?

My home is in Northern Colorado, built in 1997, bi-level with an unfinished "basement" that is entirely above grade, with a rough-in bathroom and a small open space that I want to turn into ...
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Water purge from washer/dryer combo to toilet - bowl or tank?

I recently bought a two-in-one washer dryer combo that needs to purge water somewhere. Some people use a bucket, others use their bathtub, and some use their sinks or toilets. I have read mixed ...
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Is a lined toilet tank necessary to prevent cracking due to cold water?

I'm in the process of replacing a toilet in the condo I just bought. I have some criteria I need to meet: Round (I have a really small bathroom) White 2 pieces lined reservoir* 200 - 250 CAD$ (can be ...
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Water Pressure Change in sink after installing Fill Valve in Toilet

In my master bathroom I recently changed the fill valve and flapper as it was constantly running and having issues. The good news is that my toilet works as expected and that issue is resolved. The ...
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What actuator plates are compatible with the Duravit Durasystem In wall cistern?

More specifically the WD1022000090 Durasystem Toilet In-Wall Tank & Carrier. I have been looking at a couple including the Duravit branded one, but would rather go with a different actuator plate. ...
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Does my toilet flange need to be replaced?

I've been working on a bathroom renovation for a while now, and I'm getting near the point where we are ready to put some self leveling compound on the ground preparatory to new tiles. Before I do ...
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Toto TSU99A.X toilet fill valve settings for (old) MS854 1.6gpf toilet

I need to replace a leaky fill valve in my 20+ year old Toto toilet. I called Toto tech support and they helped me identify the toilet as an MS854. I bought the the fill valve replacement TUS99A.X ...
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Cleaning an R&T toilet fill valve

I have a toilet with an R&T fill valve, unknown model. The top of the fill valve is leaking out spurts of water making a hissing sound. I'd like to clean it by opening it. So far I was able to ...
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A grabber/gripper for a too tall window handle

you can see my toilet window in the image. My wife can't reach the handle, so I'm trying to come up with a solution, but, even keywords I search for is not right. I was thinking something like a rod ...
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Can I replace Kohler 1044458 "water saving(?)" flapper with something better, e.g. 1039861 or 1068622?

My Kohler toilet tank has this part in it: Kohler 1044458 Flush Valve Kit The flapper is elevated from the bottom of the tank, preventing the tank from flushing all the way. I imagine this was ...
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After I close and open my shutoff valve, my toilet flushes normally, but only once! After 1 normal flush, why does no water flow thru the refill tube?

After my toilet suddenly failed to flush, I took this picture 1. 1.1. Water was dripping from the black Fill Valve with a Column Float. 1.2. There was no water in the white Refill Tube! Then I ...
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1920s Standard Ejecto repair - results or advice?

Working on my 1928ish Standard Ejecto toilet with a low mount tank. I am facing the same situation as Matt Burland in the following post: Installing a repair kit on an old toilet He did not post a ...
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Painting the toilet bowl

There is a spot, in the toilet bowl, right underneath where the water sits, that is a bunch of brown scratches. This is a new apartment unit I'm moving in. If I just remove a few inches of water, I ...
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Toilet pipeline 2 holes spraying Temporary fix please Main shut off for 2 days

I found 2 holes that were spraying water in my toilet pipeline and am needing a temporary fix. I have been without water for 2 days and can not get anyone here for a week Is this easy to replace. I ...
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Toilet Cistern inlet valve not closing completely

I discovered a wet floor in my granny flay bathroom the other day, and quickly found that the toilet cistern was overflowing. The overflow outlet isn't plumbed to anything, and it's not one of those ...
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