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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Plumbing toilet fill tube runs into copper pipe picture attached

Any idea about whats going on here with the copper pipe?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toilet running constantly after replacing parts

I'm looking for any thoughts or guidance on this as I am officially out of patience:) Here's what I have done, step by step (sorry, this is long...): Our toilet was running a bit, so we replaced the ...
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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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Overtightened tank bolts and caused cracks. What are my options?

In my case, the tank is intact, but the bolt hole in the base cracked off. The bowl itself is fully intact and water-tight. This is the bolt that holds the tank down to the base, not the bolt that ...
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replacing toilet wax ring seal frequency

I just got a new home (used home). A handy guy I have that does work around the place told me that the wax seals under toilets need to be replaced periodically. I am looking around online about this ...
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Can a toilet fill valve be properly installed entirely under the water line?

Most instructions I've found online and in books say that a toilet fill valve will have a Critical Level marker on it indicating that the top of the overflow tube should be 1" below it. In one of my ...
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Dual Flush Conversion not sealing anymore

About a year ago we bought a dual flush conversion kit for the very old and very high-capacity toilet in the house we just purchased. I don't remember the exact model, but I believe it either was this ...
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Water draining out of pipe when usage is high.

We moved into an old house and there is something happening in the basement that I need some help explaining. Here is a image showing where the leak is happening. I've marked where the water is ...
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Glue Kohler flush valve together?

I have a Kohler toilet with a canister flush valve (part 1084017-6-A). The top of the "guide" piece in the flush valve assembly (where the hose attaches) broke off, so the toilet functions but very ...
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What could be causing intermittent flush issues?

I have looked at several similar questions, but I'm unable to determine the cause of this problem. Basically, when the toilet is flushing fine, after the flush, the level of water in the bowl is very, ...
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Where does the washer go when replacing this toilet seat?

I am replacing the seat on a RAK Flora toilet . The replacement parts have a bolt, to go down thru the porcelain, then a plastic wing nut, metal washer and another plastic bit which just slides along ...
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How can I repair my leaky toilet?

Apparently my original toilet valves were cheap because they both had problems and I replaced both with fluidmaster valves some years ago. Two problems were apparent immediately which I solved: The ...
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Toilet Flange Help Needed

The hole around the current pipe is larger than the damaged flange, so the replacement cannot be screwed to the floorboard. Replacing that section of the floorboard would normally require attaching ...
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Toilet Extender Causing Slow Flush Because of Venting Issue

This toilet flushes very slowly, and after much investigating. It has been determined that the adapter used to move the toilet further away from the wall causes the water not to vent. The plumbing ...
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How to best replace this cast iron toilet closet flange?

I have an old cast iron toilet pipe that seems to be a bit under 3" ID. I got an Oatey 3" pvc twist n seal closet flange to try to fit into it, but it seems really difficult to fit it into ...
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