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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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Dual flush toilet tank does not fill

I made a video of the problem and my temporary solution here: https://youtu.be/dnvLXOGe-28. The first part is shaky because I am trying to disconnect the lid with one hand. I do not know the technical ...
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Non standard size toilet seat

I know that Toilet seats come in two shapes: round and elongated. Yet, I have a ZI-ONE30 labelled toilet bowl, which really is a rebranded Kohler. And it's dimensions are different from all other ...
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Tolerances when installing toilet

The new toilet I'm installing has a side to side rock(pre wax ring test) of between 1/16" and 1/8". Is the wax ring sufficient to overcome this gap? A level indicates the left side of the toilet as ...
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Flow through the fill tube when there is high water draw from some other water user

One of the 4 toilets in the house runs water through the fill tube even though it has not been flushed. This happens when a large flow of water from another water user such as filling the washing ...
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Moving forward with a hacked-up toilet flange replacement

I noticed water leaking out from under a toilet, so I decided to take a look, hoping that it was something simple (wax ring or even a hairline bowl fracture). The toilet came out with (almost) no ...
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Where to buy a 4-inch toilet flapper in North America? [closed]

I am having the toughest time finding the right replacement toilet flush flapper that fits. The pipe in the water tank is really wide, and the old flapper has the diameter of 4 inch, and 3 inch wide ...
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Toilet Seat Style

Why is it that in most home or apartment environments you find toilet seats that look pretty much like this: (Picture Source) And yet in offices and public places you will most often find toilet ...
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Toilet flange no longer over pipe

My toilet was leaking a bit from the base so I figured maybe the wax ring needed replacing. I took the toilet off the flange and saw something that doesn't look quite right. The flange is case iron ...
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What is the mounting bolt spacing of a typical toilet tank?

I'm mounting different toilet tank on an old bowl. What is the mounting bolt spacing of a typical toilet tank? By this I mean the 2 bolts that attach the tank to the bowl.
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Attaching toilet flange through tile and uncoupling membrane

I understand that the toilet flange should sit on the finished floor. I've got porcelain tile on top of a Ditra uncoupling membrane for waterproofing. To attach the flange securely to the sub-floor, ...
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Could this be the source of the sewage smell?

Recently a plumber came and fitted a new pan connector to my toilet. It needed to be replaced and there was a sewage smell for about a week before it was replaced. Since then the smell has reduced ...
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American standard, erosion at bottom of toilet

Wondering if anyone has some insight for us. We have a toilet that is only 2 years old. It's an American Standard. The bottom of the toilet where the water flushes the hardest is eroding away (https://...
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Toilet gurgling/ bubbling and backing up on septic

OK...had my cleanouts inspected and cleared and septic pumped....all fine. So, it has to be from the septic to the drain fields. Have a probe and know where my line is from the septic the fields and ...
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Horizontal Drains Can Combine Through Wye Laying Flat, Or Can't They?

QUESTION Can horizontal drains combine through a wye in the horizontal position laying flat on its side and not upright at all, Or Can't They? Then see my sketch: Am I doing this right? - Merry IPC ...
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Toilet repeatedly clogs - is putting toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet's tank causing the problem?

Our apartment's toilet repeatedly clogs. My roommate puts toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet's tank, so that when we flush, the cleaning liquid runs through the toilet. I'm starting to wonder if the ...
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My basement toilet and shower will not drain after it rains

I just had a bathroom put in my basement. It's been working fine but yesterday we had a lot of rain and now the toilet won't flush and the shower will not drain. It is a septic system and the other ...
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How to fill a narrow crevice around my toilet waste pipe with concrete?

When I replaced a toilet, I discovered that my toilet flange was not actually secured to my concrete subfloor at all and had come out of level, causing a leak between the bowl and the floor on the ...
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How can I route a toilet drain around copper supply lines right below the slab?

I need to move the toilet back about 3" from where it was originally set to get to the standard 12" rough-in distance. I had to cut the concrete slab and dig into the dirt below. I was planning on ...
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How can I stop my American Standard Champion toilet from ghost flushing?

90% certain it's a leaky "flapper" - I left the water turned off for a couple of days while we were out of town and the water level leaked right down to the seal of the flapper. Here's the problem. ...
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Do I need to remove a 2 inch screw I dropped down the toilet waste pipe?

I replaced my bathroom floor and installed a new toilet. By accident I dropped a 2 inch brass screw down the flange waste pipe. Before I caulk everything up, I thought I’d check to see if it would be ...
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Removing rusted nuts from base of toilet

The nut and washer are totally rusted, and I need to remove them to move the toilet and replace the wax ring and likely the flange. Suggestions?
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No toilet shut off valve in my NYC apartment

So I'm trying to find the toilet shut off valve so that I can install a bidet, and I'm stymied. This is what is where the shut off should be, and I'm not sure what I'm looking at. There are normal ...
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Center of the flange 13 1/2“ not 10” or 12" what do I do?

I just bought toilet to replace old and it is in my moblehome (hasn't been moved ever, is secured to ground) but the center of the hole where toilet was sitting is 13 1/2", is this going to work?
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Toilet won't fill if water supply is on high

The fill valve on my new toilet guts shuts off instantly if the water supply knob is turned on all the way. FYI my knob only turns a quarter turn to have the water on all the way. It literally ...
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Can a toilet vent be upstream?

I am relocating the bathroom door and the toilet vent is right in the middle of the new opening. I want to put the vent in the wall behind the toilet which will be upstream of the toilet. Will this ...
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Toilet won't drain properly unless studor vent removed (new behavior)

My basement toilet has worked fine for a the last decade. Recently, we noticed it was draining quite slow and was bubbling when the washing machine (on the same floor) was running. Had a plumber ...
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Capping a toilet where flange is in cement

I have a couple of questions with the project I am working on. A little background. We currently had a bathroom right when you walked in from the garage. We never use it. Builder of house put it ...
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Weak Flush can replacing Overflow tube help?

Hello I have a water conserving dual flush toilet that recently has clogged up and had use plunger to clear but it appears that not flushing with enough water to clear bowl and then results in Clog ...
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Toilet water input tube getting dislodged

The input water hose in my toilet tank keeps getting dislodged. The pressure of the water coming out of the hose pushes it out at the canister it should fit into. I have heard that there should be ...
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Toilet is leaking around the base [duplicate]

Last Wednesday, my toilet experienced a small leak around the base. I monitored it for a few days and I didn't see the leak again. Today, the toilet leaked around the base again. This time, there was ...
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Why does my toilet pause and bubble when flushed?

The water in my toilet goes down pretty fast, but in an abnormal kind of way. It's hard to describe it in words. Instead of immediately rushing down the water waits a second and then goes down and ...
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Why won't either toilet in my mobile home flush?

We have two bathrooms on either side of our trailer. For some reason neither of the toilets want to flush. The back fills up with water, I flush and the water sits in the bowl and doesn't drain at all....
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Drip leak on ceiling right above toilet. Can't nail down the source

So, I have a few drops of water showing up on my first level ceiling right about where the bathrooms are on the second level. On the second level I have two bathrooms - back to back (and the toilets ...
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Toilet weak flush. The water in the bowl swirls, but it didn't flush stuff into the pipe

Updated on 07/Dec More pictures and I kind of knowing why. The last picture is when it's flushing. I found the water only comes out from the top of the rim, and there's no water comes out from the ...
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Drain and vent the toilet from waste line? (Wet vent)

I have a plumbing question and hope that someone with plumbing knowledge will lend a hand. Can I connect my toilet drain line where the red circle is drawn to my second toilet? The T fitting just ...
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Flange recommendation needed. Old flange rusted. New floor higher than older pvc pipe lip

I recently removed the tile and a toilet for a bathroom reno to discover that the flange was completely rusted and the tile had been installed directly on the plywood subfloor. I removed the old ...
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Why is it unwise to use a Drain King to unclog a toilet?

On its website, Consumer Reports has posted a review and comparison of drain-cleaning products (PDF). The article is about ten years old, but it's free even for non-subscribers. Out of all the ...
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Why is my new toilet running so much?

Toilet is only several months old and now it's running like crazy. The water leaks into the bowel all day. Been weeks now, and for some reason it leaves dirt streaks on the bowel from tank. The ...
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Rimless toilets, and “not suitable for installation with flush valves”

We're looking to replace our old, cracked V&B Omnia Classic toilets with https://www.villeroy-boch.co.uk/bw/m/O.novo-Washdown-WC,-rimless--5660R0.html . The measurements of the important bits line ...
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Repair sealing inside toilet tank that leads to bowl

I have a Kohler Santa Rosa toilet circa 2013. Water only fills the tank about 20% of the way - to the bottom of the center tube. I lifted up the center tube and noticed a red, possibly rubber, ring ...
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Can I install a valve-type toilet with an old elevated type tank?

Unfortunately my house does not have an attic, so I cannot put a large reservoir there, which would the ideal for running a valve-type (tankless) toilet. Can I install instead one of those old ...
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Does a 1.6 gallon toilet really flush better than a 10 gallon toilet? [closed]

In the pre-1970 period toilets were 6-12 gallons per flush. Then 5 gallons became standard, until 1992 when "low flush" toilets were the only kinds allowed to be manufactured in the United States. I ...
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How can I stop a toilet seat from rapidly loosening?

The seat on my toilet always works itself loose. It has plastic thumb-screw-style nuts that tighten on to bolts on the underside of the toilet. The left nut works itself loose over the course of a ...
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Toilet makes screeching/chirping sound when anyone in my building used water

Like the title says, when anyone in my building uses water, my toilet makes a really loud screeching/chirping sound. I've found that by pushing down on the black arm, the noise stops, but when the arm ...
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How to connect Washing machine output water to WC seat?

There is a small WC room where you cannot forward the washing machine output water elsewhere than WC seat (brand IDO). However, the current solution does not look nice, see the picture. I am thinking ...
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Tile overlapping existing toilet flange - flange extenders don't fit

I'm replacing the toilet in the master bedroom. I pulled the old toilet off to discover the toilet flange is about 5/8" below the tile floor. I went to the store and got toilet flange extenders (the ...
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Toilet leaking at lock nut

today I installed a new Kohler Wellworth and new supply line. There’s a leak at the locknut where it meets the porcelain. I used a piece of cloth to make sure the leak is here and not the new supply ...
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Intermittent Partial Filling of Tank

The toilet flushes and sometimes has a delay of a few minutes before starting to refill. Then after it is done, it seems like every couple hours it turns on again and partially fills like some water ...
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Help with Connecting a Japanese Toilet (Bidet) to US toilet and plumbing line

My first post on this board and looking for help. I've really been struggling to get this thing installed. Forewarning: I know little to nothing about plumbing, so excuse my incorrect use of ...
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toilet making noise

my toilet has been making a noise the past couple of days. I noticed a black tube at the bottom of the well. So I googled it and tried putting where it seems to go, but that doesn't work. Any help ...