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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toilet handle prevents flapper from closing sometimes

My toilet "sometimes" runs water incessantly after flushing. Upon examination it appears it's because the handle, after flushing, descends and then gets in the way of the flapper closing, holding it ...
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Water Hammer from Upstairs Toilet

After my upstairs toilet is flushed and the bowl fully refills, it sounds like a water hammer. Here's a video of the noise. At 4 seconds, when the bowl has refilled, you hear the noise: [url="https:...
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Toilet water running when full.

Our water bill tripled last month. For the past year or so, two of our toilets make a leaking sound and a hissing sound. We had a friends plumber come and fix it and it seems to have only made the ...
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Troubleshooting a running toilet

My toilet has a slow but continual trickle of water running from the rim into the bowl. I presumed this was a misaligned float but when I pulled it up to its maximum height, the flow didn't even stop. ...
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Securing a toilet flange on top of ceramic tile

Most suggest that a toilet flange sit on top of tile so that the bottom of the flange is flush with the ceramic tile. If that is so, how is the flange attached to to subfloor as the flange holes will ...
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Toilet Flush Valve does not always re-seat

An older toilet's flush valve does not always (approximately one in ten flushes) does not seat after flushing. The remedy is to gently jiggle the handle so that it seats and it immediately creates a ...
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What could cause frequent toilet clogs? It is not the usual suspects

We just moved into a new house. The upstairs toilet clogs a couple times per week and the downstairs toilet often takes two flushes. (Our plumber thinks the downstairs problem is just because the ...
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Trouble turning of supply valve - need it shut off but won’t fully close

I am attempting to install a bidet attachment I ordered online. The first step is to shut off the supply valve and empty the toilet, as it attaches on between the supply valve and tank. I am unable ...
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Plastic screw from a toilets flushing mechanism

What is the name of the red plactic screw in the picture? It's from a toilets flushing mechanism.
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Toilet does not produce enough water and barely flushes

My toilet takes two flushes to flush and does not produce enough water. Any helpful tips to help me resolve this issue?
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Bathroom toilet paper holder

I have a toilet paper holder that fell out recently. The holder looks like this: What's the purpose of the alligator clips on the screws, and how should I go back reinstalling this? I can't seem to ...
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toilet seal leaking in rental

The older rental home where an elder relative lives has a slight leak where the toilet attaches to the floor. Nothing else on the toilet appears to be leaking so is this probably an old floor "seal" / ...
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How to fix a toilet which continuously runs [duplicate]

Yesterday I saw the water of my toilet kept running. The gap at the arrow did not close. May I know what should I buy to fix it?
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How to drill holes for seat in the ceramic of a toilet bowl?

I have this toilet bowl: It's hanging on the wall. I bought this toilet seat: The seat is suited for bowls at least 45 cm long, mine is 42 cm long. As result, the ceramic rim is visible (reentrant)...
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Measure flange distance from wall without removing toilet

I want to install a new toilet. However, I need to get a new one first and I have to know the distance from the wall to the center of the flange. Therein lies the problem. How can I measure this ...
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Soft close toilet seat issue

I know this is an odd question, but we just bought new Kohler toilets & I hate them because every time i get up, the seat sticks to my bottom enough to lift the seat up and then crash back down. ...
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Toilet flange issue. Any hope?

The last plumber suggested glue-ing (caulking) the toilet to the floor without any bolts. Is that the best solution for this ? Attaching the photo. The old flange does not gap to fit in the screws / ...
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What is this toilet flush mechanism called?

I need to replace the flush handle on this toilet, but I don't know what the mechanism is called, and I couldn't find a handle that fit it at Home Depot. What is it called, and/or where can I find a ...
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How do I change a toilet water supply line that doesn’t have a shut off valve?

The washer has corroded but this supply line just goes straight into the wall. There is no shut off valve so I can’t just unscrew and replace it. Any easy fix?
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How should I repair a pvc flange set into concrete slab?

I've been looking, and haven't quite found anything that matches my situation closely enough to satisfy me... So, I just put down some vinyl plank flooring, and when going to mount the toilet again, ...
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Better cap needed for toilet bolts

See the white cap in this image I don't know what it is called but I wish it wouldn't keep coming off the bolt/nut on my toilet. Is there a way to fix this? Get a better one? I don't know what to ...
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Should I replace toilet fill valve or cap

My toilet fill valve leaks at the top only when the bowl is full. Until the bowl is not full it is not leaking from the top. This is a video of the leak: https://vimeo.com/270998266 I want to decide ...
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Is there a tool shaped like a thin-bladed putty knife but with a rubber blade and spongelike surface?

Sorry if this is a duplicate, thanks in advance! I am trying to clean up under the rim of my toilet near where the jets are, and I can't reach a finger or rigid brush up there. There may be a better ...
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How can flood water come in through a toilet?

Video on Facebook Fredrick Maryland is experiencing severe flooding and one home owner has flood water gushing in the house through the toilet. You can view the video from the Facebook link above. ...
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How can liquid enzymatic drain decloggers reach the clog in a toilet drain?

I added liquid enzymatic drain "declogger" (brand: Earthworm) to a clogged toilet drain that I already tried plunging. How are the enzymes supposed to reach the clog, unless the clog is in the first ...
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Toilet running when using other

My upstairs toilet starts running when I turn the tub on or the washing machine on, which is located downstairs
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Can a clogged toilet drain cause a tank overflow?

This is less of a "how do I" question and more of a general knowledge check. Recently I've been having trouble with an overflowing toilet. Fortunately for me (in this situation), I'm a tenant and ...
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Toilet fill value hissing and dripping after it reaches the stopping level.

The toilet fills and the float works but after the water level reaches 1” below overflow tube the float is all the way up but the water still drips very slowly into the tank.. In about 30 minutes ...
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Dual flush toilet woes

We've got an Ideal Standard Space corner toilet with a dual flush system. The flush button broke – it turns out as a result of the flush plate not being aligned with the button housing. In other words,...
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Weak Toilet Flush after not being used for Two months

After not being used for two months, one of the toilets in my home does not flush properly. The water level in the toilet bowl is very low, just barely up to the opening. However, in the tank, the ...
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What is causing this ghost flush?

I have an American Standard toilet, with interior pieces that look pretty new. The toilet suffers from a ghost flush, roughly every fifteen minutes the water kicks on for a few seconds to fill the ...
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My toilet won't flush when it's windy

I have a septic tank. When it's windy it won't flush. The bowl fills up and will slowly go down, but no complete flush.
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Toilet Vent when no horizontal run

I am remodeling my own 67 year old house basement and putting in a full bath. The 4" waste line runs a few inches below the concrete floor and passes by the proposed toilet. Previously I replaced the ...
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why would overflow tube fill with water after flushing

After flushing while thank is filling the overflow tube fills up with water coming from the refill tube. I know it's not supposed to do that. What could cause this? Should i change the flush valve?
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What is the correct height of a toilet flange relative to the finished floor?

What are the best practices or other rules such as building code regarding how to set the height of a toilet flange relative to the finished floor height? Example of the type of flange I am referring ...
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How to fix toilet jets clogged with chlorine tablet chunks

The flush on my toilet is weak. It went from strong to weak overnight. It flushes fine if I dump in extra water. I watched and the flapper does stay open until the reservoir is adequately empty. I ...
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Toilet Flush is odd

Toilet bowl is filling almost all the way up when flushed, then flushes fast and stays almost empty. I put dawn in it and poured hot water into it. I read to fill it up with hot water to the rim and ...
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How to fix my leaking toilet tanks?

Both of my toilets starting having the same leak at the same time and I can't figure out where it is coming from or how to fix it. The water is coming out from the tank where it meets the bowl and is ...
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Caroma smart toilet isn't filling

My Caroma Smart dual flush toilet isn’t filling up. Water supply is turned on,but there is no water coming into the thank. The tank is completely empty. I manually filled the tank up with water and ...
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Dripping Sound from inside toilet tank

Ok so i've googled and have read https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ask-toh/troubleshoot-dripping-toilet Why is there a continuous dripping sound coming from my toilet? To stop the dripping sound I ...
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Toilet sound problem

I have a Kohler 1.6 gallon toilet, I just replaced the flapper - but every 20 minutes or so I hear a sort of rushing sound. There are no obvious leaks and I see no air bubbles inside the tank when ...
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Bathroom toilet has air bubbles when I shower

Whenever I take a shower my toilet has air bubbles. Do I need to snake my plumbing? I live in a mobile home so do I remove the toilet to snake the main line or what do I need to do and how?
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ABS offset toilet flange dilemma. Suggestions to make my 11“ rough-in into a 12” rough-in. USA

Recently I started a thread to get advice on how to move a flange for a toilet so that I can wind up with a 12" rough-in when I'm done. It's problematic since I can't really work with the ABS under ...
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Help locating a 4x3 offset spigot flange for toilet? Or suggestions for my offset flange dilemma? USA

I am in the midst of remodeling a bathroom and have removed all the previous flooring and am down to the joists. I am putting down 3/4 plywood, cement board and then 1" hexagon tile. I'm having ...
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Toilet keeps blocking / bubbling and sink drains into toilet

We have recently had our bathroom refitted but the toilet keeps getting blocked up. When it happens the sink doesn't drain well or drains into the toilet.it is a combined toliet/ sink unit. When it ...
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PVC toilet flange replacement problems

Background: I wanted to replace the wax ring on my toilet but when I took it apart I found that the flange was in bad shape. The notches that hold the bolts were broken out. That, I think, led to the ...
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Tighten toilet seat with nut in tough spot

I'm trying to tighten a Pressalit toilet seat on a Villeroy & Boch toilet. Unfortunately on that toilet the bolts are inside the toilet base and tough to reach. The Pressalit website shows a ...
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Fixing a slowly leaking toilet tank

It seems as if the seal at the bottom of the tank is no longer perfectly planar. It is slowly leaking until the flotation device is low enough to trigger refilling. I am guessing that this can be ...
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Converting from Pressure Assisted to Gravity

I have an American Standard 4086 toilet with a Sloan Flushmate pressure assisted unit in it. Is this toilet compatible with a regular gravity flush/fill valve set up if I wanted to remove the ...
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What is the likely cause of a hidden leak from shower and toilet use? [closed]

Our kitchen ceiling has a leak. We have narrowed it down to it coming from the master bathroom shower. If one person takes a shower, it’s fine. If a second person showers shortly after or even a ...