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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OLD Am Standard tank valve repair/replacement?

I have an old American Standard toilet and there is a slow leak between the tank and the bowl. I replaced the N-3055 feather valve and the slow leak remains. The metal seat feels smooth but looks ...
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Toilet tank fills after Shutoff valve is off and FluidMaster fill valve also is off

Am a newbie homeowner and trying to learn. Apologies if this has already been asked before. I was not sure if my situation is different. First problem - I have a tank bolt leak from one side of the ...
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ceiling is leaking directly below second story toilet above… likely issue?

I have a ceiling leak (brown wet spot) that is directly above a toilet on the floor above. There is no apparent leak when just inspecting the toilet including a test flush. I stopped using this ...
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Connect Bidet with 1/2 inch supply line to 3/8 toilet line [closed]

Bought a bidet with 1/2 inch Supply line I need to connect it with Toilet which has 3/8 inch line I assume I need a Tee to connect it. But need help as it wouldn't be a regular 3/8 or 1/2 inch Tee. ...
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Toilet intermittently continually fills

My toilet has started running on after flushing - water continues to enter the cistern from the top of the fill tower, and flow out through the overflow. It's not a "perfect" failure; if I depress the ...
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Toilet running 24/7 [duplicate]

I changed the fill valve with water sensor valve and the water is still running. The water does not exceed normal volume. Why is this?
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Toilet odor source / correction

ISSUE Tenant is very clean and I do not believe it is a hygiene \ cleanliness issue. Apartment is 12 y.o. Renter reports a strong urine odor eminating from the toilet and the a strong bleaching ...
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New toilet handle – not flushing all the way

Replaced the toilet handle only – for appearance purposes (a fluidmaster one). Now you have to hold the handle down till the toilet does a proper flush. Otherwise it just does a half flush basically. ...
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Repairing Damaged Toilet Flange

I've bought an old house, and I've decided to fix a rocking toilet. I found two flange repair kits stacked on top of the original broken toilet flange. When sawing the flange to remove it, I found ...
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Constantly running toilet with floatless fill valve

Is there anything to try or does the fill valve just need to be replaced? A toilet with a floatless fill valve isn't fully closing and is filling past the overflow tube (blue circle in image): I ...
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Toilet keeps running!

If I leave the refill hose in the Overflow tube it keeps running. But if I just put the refill hose in the tank it fills to the place I have it set at and stops. Is this a problem. The guy at Home ...
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Water flowing continuously in toilet

My toilet bowl is leaking water continuously. See video here: https://youtu.be/khD7VKbWoTo I cleaned the flapper and put it back, and it doesn't seem to be the issue. Even if I hold the flapper down, ...
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Remove screws from Duravit toilet seat

My toilet seat hinge busted, so I'm replacing the whole thing. It's a Duravit Starck 3 seat. I'm trying to remove the old hinges, which are screwed into plastic things that are a permanent part of the ...
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What could cause staining in a toilet bowl?

I have one toilet that works fine, but the bottom of the bowl looks like those you see in gasoline station restrooms. I can scrub it with a toilet brush and a dose of bleach and most of it clears up, ...
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Consumer unit (electrical panel) in cloakroom allowed?

Is it OK to have a consumer unit in a downstairs cloakroom off the main entry? The unit is between basin and toilet, at head level, 50-100cm horizontal distance from the basin. This is how the house ...
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Fluidmaster 400A fill valve: very slow toilet tank fill

I installed a Fluidmaster 400A almost 10 years ago. There is excellent water flow into the overflow pipe, but the tank is taking longer and longer to fill after flushing--now almost 4 minutes. Much ...
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We're in the middle of a(n epic) flood. Why won't my toilet flush?

Apologies if this isn't exactly on topic, but I found Why will my toilet not flush after it rains or when ground is wet here, and my question is similar, so hopefully I can get a response. I live in ...
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Toilet continually slowly drains days after I clear it

I have a toilet i replaced in a downstairs bathroom that no one uses (no one lives downstairs and rarely goes down there). This is a three floor house and just me and my brother. It continually ...
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Is there a problem with this toilet flange or flange installation?

We have had all sorts of problems with our toilet (the builder and plumber have been out five times). Leaking issues, toilet rocking back and forth, wax rings installed incorrectly. My question is, ...
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Fill Valve threaded shank

I just replaced the inside of my toilet and it seems that the threaded shank that the waterline is connected to is too short, so it leaks when I connect the waterline. Is there a different type of ...
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How can I maintain the water level in a toilet bowl during extended periods of disuse?

I've got a toilet in an area that isn't used very often. How can I add a slow leak to the tank or otherwise arrange to keep the water in the bowl from drying up? I'm looking for an option that ...
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When I flush my upstairs toilet, the downstairs toilet floods and then slowly drains. What's happening?

Like my long title says, downstairs toilet is flooding after either of my upstairs one flush but then it slowly drains. It drains to where there is almost no water in the base, past the normal point. ...
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How to choose the correct toilet flapper (on the web)?

Are flappers color coded? If not, how do I go about buying a flapper on the web? They all look sort of the same. How likely is it that a flapper that looks right on the web will fit my toilet? ...
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Where in the Canadian building or plumbing code is the 15" toilet clearance rule?

I've heard numerous stories occurring throughout British Columbia where, apparently, inspectors enforced a rule that requires 15" of clearance from the centerline of a toilet to an adjacent finished ...
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Toilets Burping and Gurgling

We always liked this toilet for it's strong and quick flush (American Standard Chamption, I believe, with a 4" flush valve), but now we consider it a problem especially seeing the water 'burping' up ...
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What is the manufacturer of this 1990s toilet?

I'm going to get a better pic today. But this toilet is from 1991, bone in color and elongated. The elongated toilet seat replacements at Home Depot are an inch or two too short. We just purchased ...
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What's the proper adjustment to prevent this toilet from running?

I have a toilet that is constantly running. Here's a photo of the inside of the tank: It's hard to tell from the picture, but the water level is even with the height of the drain in the center of ...
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Can I repack toilet supply valve?

The water supply to my toilet is copper with a valve sweated on. The line from the valve to the tank seems to be a compression fitting. The valve has developed a leak around the shaft which the ...
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Toilets clog every two weeks!

I have two upstairs toilets (back to back in separate bathrooms) that have been backing up every two weeks for a few months now. The plumbers and rooters can't seem to figure out what the problem is. ...
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What are these toilet washers/retainers for?

Installing a new toilet, it came with these plastic washers, but I've never seen them with any other toilets I've installed, and I'm not really sure what they're for. The center is slightly conical ...
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Installed LASCO MagnaFlush Toilet Tank Kit, Now Toilet Runs All the Time?

About a week ago the worn out old ballcock system broke on the toilet. My landlord picked up the LASCO 04-4059 kit: I went ahead and did the install as part of our rent-deal and the toilet now ...
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How to fix water leaking past toilet bolt?

I've recently applied yoga mat as an interior barrier for my toilet tank that has a lot of condensation issues. I used silicon adhesive to prevent the separation between the yoga mat and the tank's ...
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Reservoir tank continues to slowly fill and won't stop

Sometime recently my toilet reservoir tank would not stop filling. It fill the tank to its normal capacity until the float is raised. Once that is done it continues to fill really slow. You probably ...
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Fill-Valve Float intermittent failure

BACKGROUND This symptom \ issue appears (seemingly) randomly, so I have labeled it an intermittent failure. The float (of a 2 year old Fluidmaster toilet fill valve) intermittently fails to float ...
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dark brown stains in the bottom of a toilet

a rental toilet has a dark clay looking stain in the bottom of a toilet that the renter was unable to remove. At first I thought it was very hard water, however, there was no evidence of stains in a ...
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Is my toilet flange too high off the ground?

Recently had my floors redone in a bathroom and the toilet flange seems to be a little high off the new tile floor. What are my options?
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How to measure the nut size that goes on screw?

I recently bought a toilet seat and the seat holder on one side loses over time making it loose from one side while another side is tight. I realised I was missing one these and hex Nut to fight it. ...
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Toilet seat with metal axles in plastic sleeves squeaks like crazy when opened/closed

It's a Cooke & Lewis Bakau. The axles are made of stainless steel. (As an aside and quality indicator, the first exemplar I bought came with two right-axles and no left-axles [they should be ...
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Why is the toilet tank still running after replacing rubber gasket?

The toilet tank was leaking water, so I replaced the rubber gasket at the bottom of the drain valve with a new identical one (size and shape). However, the toilet is still running. If I manually press ...
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Foam to fill toilet mating surface gap

The front of my toilet is not closing the gap with a marble tile floor. I can't fix the floor. I used some shower membrane under (not visible) and some shims (visible). If I can stick a foam spray ...
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Is grout in the toilet a plumbing clog concern?

I recently had a bathroom tiling job gone bad. There were a number of issues. One thing I noticed this morning was that the bottom of the toilet has what appears to be dried up grout mixture. ...
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Two flanges underneath toilet?

Little outside my wheel house here. I took up a toilet in a new (to me) property to re-seat it with a new wax ring, and found two flanges underneath, with a lot of corrosion looks like The white ...
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Toilet Problem- Water not able to flush at all

Hi I am having problem with my toilet as whenever I am flushing it the water is not passing by. Now the condition is so bad that my toilet is filled with more than half water all time. It is not ...
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Toilet tank over flowing

My toilet tank will over flow after hours of unuse, and leaks from the handle. The fill valve has been replaced and the large flow of water will stop, you can hear and see it has stopped when the ...
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How can I extend an offset toilet flange when tiling?

I am about to tile a bathroom floor. I was dry-fitting some concrete board when I realized I don't know how the toilet will reconnect once the floor is higher. The old floor was a thin layer of vinyl ...
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Refinish (reporcelain) a toilet?

We have a Kohler circa 1989 wall mount toilet; i.e., the seat and tank are both on an outside wall. It's also avocado green. Is it possible to have the toilet refinished in another color? Pros? Cons?
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Terrible flushing - Duravit Starck 2 Happy D

My two Duravit Starck 2/Happy D toilets have turned me into a full-time toilet scrubber. Any suggestions before I replace them? The problems: Fecalpheliac bowls. "Matter" seems to stick tenaciously ...
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Gripping a 45mm / 1.75" metal disc to allow replacement of corroded toilet lid fixtures

We wish to replace the corroded fixtures in our bathroom. It is a corner fit toilet with very little room for manoeuvring tools on the underside. I need to be able to hold the plastic washer in place ...
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Toilet sewer gas smell

We have a sewer gas smell coming from the toilet. The smell is only present when the seat is up, hence it must be coming from inside the toilet bowl. There is a vent stack, and when other fixtures run ...
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Zeno's Toilet: Toilet fill valve cranky about shutoff

I have a toilet with a relatively new, conventional, fill system. Float goes up, valve shuts of. Except when it doesn't, and keeps dribbling a little water into the tank until I pull off the lid and ...