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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Installing flooring in bathroom and new toilet

new homeowner here that decided to take on too many projects while moving in! One of our projects is installing new "peel-and-stick" laminate tiles from Home Depot and are 2mm thick. We are planning ...
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Fix leak in toilet drain pipe

I have a leak in a toilet drain pipe that you can see below. The horizontal brown line is where the leak is and it was caused by a metal support strap that was wrapped around the pipe. Is patching ...
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Conflicting instructions on refill tube with Fluidmaster universal repair kit

In the part that describes installation of the refill tube (via refill clip), the instructions say: "Warning: Placing the refill tube down the overflow pipe can cause significant waste of water". But ...
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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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Toilet flush tank leaking into bowl - unable to figure out mechanism

My toilet flush tank has a problem. Any water that goes into the tank goes straight into the toilet. It doesn't even allow the tank to refill i.e. the water just goes right through and into the bowl. ...
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Remove LDR (TL116) toilet fill valve part under cap to flush

I'm trying to flush the top of the toilet fill valve. I've installed and it works great, levels correct, but after it stops flushing, the part under the cap leaks for a few minutes. I tried removing ...
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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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What is this type of lock called?

My bathroom lock is broken and I am looking to buy a replacement, but I don't know what its called. Here is a photo of the broken one and a working one from the toilet. Would anyone know the search ...
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What is wrong with the toilet?

The toilet fills with water when flushed, but it doesn’t go down. Here’s some info: -it’s been over a week. I can’t afford a plumber. -the house is on a concrete slab. The pipes are in or under ...
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Iron toilet flange problem

I have a cast iron toilet flange that no longer holds the flange bolts. The area corroded just enough that the bolts will no longer slip into a secure position. The rest of the flange is too secure to ...
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Is it safe to flush a high pressure toilet that hasn't been flushed in > 3 years?

The short version is that I have a high-pressure toilet that hasn't been flushed in more than three years. According to my previous tenant, there is a leak in the rubber gasket between the tank area ...
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How to I get this Duravit toilet seat off to tighten the mountings

Both the pans in our house have loose seats. I have tightened one, where the seat/cover lifted off vertically, but the second one is of a different construction: Logic would suggest the key is to ...
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Cheater vent from Behind Toilet

I would like to place a cheater vent (aav) behind the toilet. I just want to make sure this arrangement will work properly. Most of the vented toilet arrangements I see show the vent being downstream ...
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Strange leak from toilet refill valve

It's been now some weeks that my wc is behaving strange, leaking water when refilling. I found the time today to open it and I noticed that, after discharging, the refill mechanism seems to work fine ...
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removing bacteria from bathroom and toilet

A tenanted place which I live in has a bathroom that looks nice and clean. However if I spend some time in it my nose will start watering, and I believe the place only looks clean but is flooded with ...
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Fibre washer size

Morning all Newbie here I replaced my old ballcock valve in the toilet. The old one was about 25 years old and was dripping with water slowly coming out of the overflow valve. The cistern is a side ...
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Help identifying unusual type of toilet flush button

My toilet has an unusual type of button to flush it, which is shown in these pictures: The top part which you actually push and the base both unscrew from the shaft in the middle (which is connected ...
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Toilet makes high pitch whine after flushing, but only in the middle of the night

Sometimes, when my toilet is flushed in the middle of the night, it will make a high pitched whining noise for several (5-10 seconds) while refilling. This doesn't happen during the day, and it only ...
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11/16 OD Toilet shut off

My house is 1920s, New England. its been upgraded and added onto a few times. 2nd floor toilet shut off was leaking. I cut off the valve as I was unable to safely get a torch on it to un-solder it....
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Weird toilet leaks

So my toilet started leaking from the base, so I turned the water off and took the toilet apart. The lip of the flange had broke and the wax ring was gone. Replaced the lip with a metal replacement ...
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Whole lemon is stuck in the toilet

My little boy flushed a whole lemon down the toilet. It is stuck. What can I use to dissolve the lemon?
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Toilet Supply Valve Not Turning Off

Novice here. The fill valve was leaking and causing the water to coming very very slow. Like 45 minutes to fill up tank. I bought a fill valve top and replaced it. Let me add that I did turn water off ...
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Toilet Refuses to Flush

Earlier this month, we starting having problems with our sewer line; it began with the downstairs toilet flushing very slowly, then not flushing at all, then backing up when the upstairs was flushed. ...
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Can I replace a toilet bowl myself?

Normally, we'd pay a professional, but -- given the circumstances -- currently we loath bringing a stranger into the house. Likewise, finding anyone willing to go into a stranger's how to replace ...
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How do I get rid of toilet stains?

So my friend said I could rent out his place for free if I can get it clean and the person was here last didn't take very good care of it. The toilet looks like it hasn't been cleaned in ages and ...
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Bidet sprayer install and toilet leak at supply line

I bought a bidet sprayer handheld to install on one of my toilets. I followed all the steps given and it is leaking where the water supply line and T adapter connect. I tried to remove the bidet and ...
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Possible explanations for a hissing toilet

Mansfield 1.6 Toilet. Relatively recent (<3 years old) Korky fill. Hissing noises. Water level stable. So, I replaced the drain stack with a new one, new gasket, bolts, etc). Put it all back ...
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Is it safe to flush newspaper down the toilet?

Recently an Australian newspaper printed several blank pages to help readers who may have run out of toilet paper. Would it be safe to flush pieces of newspaper down the toilet?
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Can I glue the float back onto linkage to my toilet fill valve?

The part (circled in red) has snapped off - I think it belongs to the entry fill valve. I have placed the knife in there to stop the cistern from filling and overflowing. Should I try and super glue ...
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Can I install a bidet seat/washlet without a tank?

I'm interested in adding a washlet to my toilet seat (like this one for example https://www.brondell.com/swash-300-bidet-toilet-seat/) but I'm not sure if I can do so given that my toilet doesn't have ...
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Toilet won’t flush and found this floating in the cistern

Toilet won’t flush when using the handle. It’s like there is air in the mechanism which doesn’t allow it to fill. Found this floating in the cistern. The whole cistern fills up fully but when you ...
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Replacing Multi-turn Toilet Valve

As you can see above, I've got three bathrooms with 1/2" galvanized pipe multi-turn toilet valves I'm wanting to replace with quarter turns. I originally was planning on just breaking loose the old ...
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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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Installing a Bidet and now the coupling (connector) leaks. I may have damaged the connecting plastic pipe

I bought a bidet online. Don't really do handy work, but it looked simple enough. Get everything set up, but the final step, connecting the cold water t adapter, was a bit tough. I was struggling and ...
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10 inch rough toilet but heating baseboard is in the way

Just moved into a new house. Need to replace the toilet. It is a 10 inch rough from the wall, however there is a heating baseboard in the way. There is a toilet there now and the back of the base of ...
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toliet fill valve squirts a little water every 30 seconds

Toilet fill valve (vertical float) one squirt of water every 30 seconds after the bowl is filled. I replaced the fill valve and the new one does the same thing. Also replaced the flapper no other ...
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My toilet sounds like an angry goose

My toilet is making strange sounds when it's flushed. I suspect something in the fill valve is vibrating. Here is a video of it. It's pretty intermittent and sometimes it's longer and louder than that....
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Why is my toilet leaking around the base even after a seal replacement?

We have a toilet that was in the mid price range. When it was originally installed by professionals it didn't appear to leak for a few days. Then slowly I noticed dampness around the edge of the ...
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What is the most efficient way to replace a 14“ rough-in toilet with a 12” rough-in toilet?

I want to replace my failing 14" rough-in toilet. It seems the world has moved on to 12" rough-in as a standard. Would it be crazy to put a 1" thick board on the wall to provide some stability to the ...
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Toilet straight water supply line stuck

The water supply line is stuck and the nut is removed. It turns with some force but won't detach from the bottom of the tank
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Trying to replace a toilet's water supply line

I'm investigating replacing my toilet's water supply line/the possibility of installing a bidet. This is what my current supply line looks like From what I can tell, there's no easy way to replace ...
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Toilet flange concreted into floor, replacement?

I've got a toilet on the concrete floor. The old flange has rusted and disintegrated at the hold down bolt slots. But the flange is actually cemented into the floor. I think my #1 option is to cut off ...
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Kids cars inside the toilet

My kid threw small cars into the toilet and opened the water, we tried to open the clogging with pompa and it didn't help ... how can you fix or call a professional?
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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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What Size Toilet Flange for 3 1/2" ABS Pipe?

I'm trying to purchase the correct toilet flange but having difficulty. The bathroom was roughed in years ago in ABS and we are trying to finish it out. As a I measure the toilet waste pipe, it ...
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What do I do about re-seating this old flange?

Not a big DIY'er historically, getting into it..anyways, figured replacing this toilet would be straightforward but my house is from the 1950's...anyways, removed the toilet to find the following...in ...
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Can sewage smell penetrate indoors because of inadequate venting?

I have a basement toilet that is connected to a 4" buried sewer pipe but its vent that goes three stories up to the roof is only 2". The toilet seems to have a permanent smell of urine which starts ...
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Toilet cistern besides the toilet

I am wondering if it is possible to install a built in cistern next to the toilet. Please see the image attached - the idea is to have a cistern in the short dividing wall next to the toilet bowl. ...
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Toilet clogged with paper cat litter

Here's a very related question but seems to be about clay litter: Flushed cat litter, maybe clogged? I flushed paper cat litter down my toilet. I have been doing this for 5 years without any problems,...
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Cause of second delayed flush?

When I flush my toilet, it works as expected - water rushes in, everything goes down the drain, and the bowl refills properly. Now 1-2 minutes later, I hear a second "flush" in the pipes. The toilet ...

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