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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 far can you move the toilet away from the vent stack in NJ?

I plan on moving the toilet bowl to a different spot in the bathroom, further away from the stack. What is the maximum horizontal distance? Is it 9 feet? As per New Jersey Plumbing Code 2018, 12.8.4: ...
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How to clean a toilet water flush "limitator" (bump?)?

Apologies for the non-technical expressions, I am not a native English speaker. I have the following embedded water flush: The problems with that water flush are the following: it usually flushes ...
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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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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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What kind of framing is this and how to frame for wall hung toilet

My summer project is to remodel my master bathroom. When I open the wall and saw its not a tranditional 2x4 stud, I would like to know the name of the framing so that I can research a bit about how to ...
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Can you run two toilets on the same horizontal soil/waste pipe?

I have a bathroom and toilet next door to eachother. Can I add a toilet in the bathroom using the soil pipe from the toilet next door? Current layout: Proposed layout: The existing soil pipe runs ...
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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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Are bends allowed in a toilet drain above the 4x3 reducer?

I am finishing my basement, which was roughed in by the builder, but I need to move the toilet, since I lost 8" of wall framing in front of the main sewer line, the vanity would be stupidly narrow, to ...
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Macerator: pee vs. poo

Our trilevel home is not working well for us in our old age: our more frequent need to urinate and the need to go either upstairs or downstairs to bathrooms is becoming tedious. There is no bathroom ...
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Single 2x8 Wall For Back-to-Back Bathrooms with Wall Mount Toilets

House has 2 bathrooms with mirrored fixtures on either side of the “wall”. Currently, this is framed as 2 separate walls with a small chaise in between. Due to the small dimensions in the owner’s ...
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Can I keep the baffle filter outside of septic tank

My builder has made a mistake , he didn't install Baffle filter either for septic tank inlet or outlet and he didn't make any provision for soak pit or cess pit Builder has kept both inlet pipes and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting toilet vertically to a horizontal T with a 45

I always see toilets connected to an elbow then drain to Y with a short horizontal pipe. Is there an issue with connecting a toilet flange directly to the 45 deg pipe inserted in a Y directly under ...
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Using MIP fitting on toilet supply pipe

I am needing to replace an angle stop for a residential toilet, an older-style multi-turn that won't shut the supply off anymore. I was thinking of replacing it with a quarter-turn valve, either ...
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Toilet drains to empty

We have an old bathroom (circa 70s we think) which has a toilet that is draining slowly to empty. The internet is not being fantastically helpful here as googling for a "slowly draining toilet&...
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How to replace mobile home pex toilet supply line that looks like this…

There’s a lot of threads asking similar questions but none with a pex toilet supply line that looks like this. The valve is at the top of the pex line not by the floor. I want to replace it with a ...
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R&T toilet fill valve slow filling

There is a bottom fill R&T fill valve in my compact cistern. I’m sure it’s for a high pressure supply and mine is connected to a low pressure, my cistern takes forever to fill. Is there anyway of ...
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Concealed cistern leaking inside toilet bowl

I have recently installed a concealed toilet from Grohe (model Grohe Solido - manual here). After almost 4 months, I have noticed a yellow smudge inside the toilet and I paid more attention to how the ...
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What are alternatives to a double sanitary tee for back to back toilets?

I'm remodeling two back to back bathrooms. None of the fixtures are staying in the same place so I'm essentially starting from scratch. After a lot of research I've put together a plan that looks ...
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Can I use a hub with a low heel inlet for a toilet vent?

The drain for the toilet runs to the left between two joists. Can I use 3'x3"x2" PVC DWV 90 degree Hub x Hub elbow with low heel inlet under the toilet and run two-inch pipe to the right of ...
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Replacing a very old toilet

Old toilet has lead 'flange' with no bolts. Toilet was screwed down with bolts embedded in the floor. I have subsequently cleaned this, the lead flange has some crut on it that isn't going away, but ...
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Bathroom sink and toilet shared drain

I don’t know how to explain it other than referring to the drawing. Due to short distance between the toilet flange and the nearest drain pipe, and limited access from the sink, I couldn’t come up ...
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Sound of toilet water flushed from high floors

I live in an apartment building. Time to time, sound like flushed water going down in pipes come from our bathroom, likely when higher floor neighbors just finished using their toilet. Is there a way ...
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Why are there tiny air bubbles in the water of my toilet tank?

Why there are there tiny air bubbles in my toilet water tank? Is it a sign of leaking? What causes these bubbles and how can it be fixed?
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toilet will not flush even after replacing the toilet twice

I bought this house 5 years ago and have always had problems with the half bath toilet. It was very very slow to flush if at all. Now it will not flush at all. I have replaced the toilet twice with ...
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Do I need to remove a lead riser from my toilet flange area to install a PVC flange?

I am replacing my toilet and after researching I found the flange is covered by a lead riser that is bent, folded, over the flange to hold it down. I unbent it so I could remove the flange before I ...
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how can I seal a leaky coupling nut on my toilet??? using T-joint for bidet attachment

I am trying to install a bidet attachment to my toilet. In a nutshell, you have to detach the supply line from the fill valve and add a T-joint. This T-joint will then run water to the bidet ...
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Toilet and given vertical soil stack and no wall space behind

I'm planning out a new second floor bathroom in a historic home and I'm not finding many examples. The best placement for the soil stack is to come up directly under the toilet. The best place for ...
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Concealed toilet cisterns attached by screws to dry wall. Are they secure?

I've noted several post-2000 build apartments that have concealed plastic toilet cisterns that are secured at the rear to dry wall by 4 screws. They are lever-type cisterns, so there is also a toilet ...
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(UK) Toilet flush makes a vibrating, grinding sound just at the start of filling

I had a bathroom renovation including totally new toilet (using the existing plumbing) with new cistern, pan, etc. After installation, but not immediately, I started having this vibrating / grinding ...
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How to repair a brass toilet flange connected to a lead pipe

I went to replace a toilet recently and I found the following situation (images below): The toilet flange was brass and connected to a lead pipe The brass flange had a crack in it, possibly because A ...
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Strange toilet pause

Lately, our Toto toilet flushes weakly and makes a bubbly sound—unless we hold the lever down a bit (longer than before) to be sure it flushes completely and normally. Then, the tank refills, stops ...
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Broken rubber seal - leaking toilet cistern

The black rubber dome on the underside of my toilet cistern cracked and flooded my bathroom. What's it called? What's it for? What measurements do I need to make to buy a new one? What tools do I ...
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Toilet flange is too long and can't lower pipe in floor

I have new plumbing installed for a new toilet. However, the 4" pipe is too close to the floor so the toilet flange (not yet installed) is too long and sticks above the finished floor about an inch. ...
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toilet won't drain - appears to be no blockage

First floot toilet - extremely slow drain, more than 2 hours. Bath - extremely slow drain, ditto. Sink - gurgles a bit (also while bath trying to drain) but will drain with cold tap going full blast. ...
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Moving a toilet sideways?

Buying a home. Renovating a bathroom with concrete slab for a floor. Specifically need to move the toilet at least 12" to the right. After the toilet is moved we'll install a LONG 2 sink vanity. I do ...
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What way does a rubber washer go in a toilet siphon flush?

I have been attempting to install a new siphon flush but it kept leaking. In attempting to fix the leak, I have wrung the first one but have got a fresh one to try again. The only thing I can think ...
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Septic odor coming from the overfill tube

I understand the basics of toilet operation and venting, but not sure how to solve this problem. I have a brand new house and toilet and there are septic odors coming from the overfill tube. It is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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