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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California Code requirements for a low flow toilet

When calculating drain pipe sizing for a bathroom addition, what is the fixture value for a low flow toilet? When reading the code, I see 3 one place and 6 in another. Is the points value of a low ...
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Toilet flush stuck down

Our toilet flush button is stuck down, and the mechanism on the back doesn't appear to be attached properly. It's a cable pull system. Any ideas how it's supposed to be attached?
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Toilet flushes, bowl fill then drains

Toilet was installed less then a year ago and has been working fine. All of a sudden, when I flush the bowl fills almost completely. It then drains slowly and almost completely. It takes maybe a ...
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Toilet does not flush, pressure is non-existant, it worked when first installed, what's up?

We have an American Standard toilet (I'm not sure of the exact model, but it looks something like that Champion 4). When first installed, it worked great and it was indeed a one flush device. ...
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Toilet Fill Tube Connection

On my toilets, both fill tubes are connected to the OUTSIDE of the overflow tubes, so the stream of water is going directly to the tank. I went ahead and directed the stream to now go into the ...
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What are steps to take to resolve a frequently clogging toilet?

Here's the situation: Conventional toilet flushes liquids with some TP just fine. Everything works and looks exactly as expected. It flushes effectively with a nice swirl. But when someone makes ...
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My toilet seat is loose

My toilet seat has been loose for a few weeks now. I would like to fix it. I am unable to access the area where the screws are. I have attached some photos to show how I am unable to access the toilet....
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How to find replacement toilet seat (American Standard)

How do I determine what seat will fit this toilet and are colored seats available? Inside the tank are these numbers: 1459 388 M59 Aug26 Thank you.
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Help with double leak at Toilet Supply in flat please

Could anyone here please offer any advice on how to troubleshoot/fix 2 separate leaks I have in my flat in the two positions shown below? The first leak spurts out of the top of the nut at the ...
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Toilet Connector Hose Removal

I'm replacing the toilet connector hose because there's a leak from the bowl. I've tried to remove the old connector hose but the metal piece in the pic will not detach. It spins when I use a steel ...
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Brass/plastic part to keep toilet seat lid from lying back too far

I have at times seen toilet seats fitted with what could be called a backstop that prevents the seat lid from resting against the toilet tank lid or otherwise traveling too far back. I've seen them on ...
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Remove yellow stains on toilet

I have the following stains on my toilet I tried to remove it with bleaching product but to no avail. I was thinking of white vinegar but not sure if it would work as the surface is wet. Any ideas ...
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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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Cracks in Toilet Bowl Serious?

I just noticed these cracks in the bowl of my toilet. It is not leaking water. Can I assume that these are just cosmetic cracks in the glazing? Or, should I worry about a catastrophic failure? I ...
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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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Flushmate 503 Installation

My brother has the same toilet that I do and is equipped with the flushmate 503 M-101526-F3. It appears the flushmate flush valve fitting is smaller than the tank hole. Is there an tank to toilet ...
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Opening Geberit flush button

I'm trying to open this Geberit flush button in order to put anti calcarium tabs inside it, but I don't know how to. It slides a little bit to both sides and up and down, but there's no demonstration ...
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Bathroom smells bad after new toilet install

Recently we noticed a bad smell coming from our downstairs bathroom. When we investigated it further it seem that there was some leakage from base of the toilet. So had a plumber come out, took out ...
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Thorough removal of uncured silicone sealant

I have used silicone sealant to seal our toilet bowls's socket against the floor tiles. It turned out, the sealant was overaged and didn't cure anymore. So the socket and the bowl is contamined with ...
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Why did the fill valve in my toilet pop up?

The fill valve in one of my toilets popped up with enough force that it lifted the toilet cover up and nearly off the toilet. Anyone heard of this happening, and any ideas what might have caused it? I ...
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How to build up (or repair) this toilet outlet

I removed some bathroom tiles and much to my disappointment, the person who laid this out years ago did a horrible job and I’m now left with this mess to fix. I’ll be adding a 2 inch foam base (...
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Toilet supply line seems connected somehow that I can't see, what do I do?

I've just bought a bidet and assumed that replacing the water supply line would be easy, this is turning out to be a bad assumption. After unscrewing both sides neither side seems to come out, I've ...
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Closing water supply valve does not shutoff water supply to toilet

I'm trying to change my fill valve because for some reason it does not send water to the refill tube and only fills downwards (C-Max anti siphon), but when I go to shutoff my supply valve, turning it ...
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Toilet flapper sizing problem

I have an American Standard toilet that came with a 3 inch flapper inside. The problem is that since the beginning the flapper never closed properly. It's the right size to block the hole, but it ...
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Looking for UPC advice/suggestions on wet venting

Can someone in the UPC group advice or suggest if any of the two bathroom layout plans are reasonable to use, they are wet vented? See Plan 1 or Plan 2 Thanks
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How should I approach installing new toilet on concrete floor with cracked terracotta pipes?

I removed an old nonfunctional "Pittsburgh Toilet" from my basement and have a new one I would like to install. Unfortunately, when I removed the old toilet, I came to find that there was ...
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How to install a toilet on raised flooring

I’ve had to raise the flooring in my basement by 3 inches and this means the bathroom floor will also be raised. I now have to install a toilet on top of a 2 inch foam barrier and 3/4 inch plywood. I’...
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How to remove stuck locknut from porcelain toilet?

I'm working to remove the fill valve from my (quite old) Kohler toilet. Drained the tank, unhooked the water supply, now trying to remove the locknut. Trouble is (and forgive me, I'm not sure if this ...
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How would one install a wall-mounted toilet when the original is on a concrete slab?

1973 framed townhome. I can do whatever I want to the slab, which is 4" thick. The current drain for the toilet is standard, but it travels through a 4" slab. The wall behind the toilet(s) ...
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Locating toilet tank leak: flapper or flush valve or tanks bolts and washers

I have a toilet tank that's slowly leaking into the bowl causing it to refill periodically. I can rule out the fill valve having loose grit/obstructions causing it to fill slowly after it should have ...
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Fill valve blowing air instead of filling tank

I have a toilet that had it's whole flushing mechanism replaces a few years back and it's just now developed some rather odd behavior. After flushing, the tube that comes from the fill valve appears ...
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Servicing a Toto TSU-30A fill valve

I need to service the toilet fill valve — some growth or wear of the rubber gasket is causing an intermittent whistle. How can I open the cap of the toto TSU30A fill valve? https://www.plumbersstock....
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How can I be sure if my toilet flapper is broken

My bathroom has been acting funny for some time. Water would not stop running from the fill valve initially. I noticed the old fill valve had a bended holder arm, so the float couldn't stay flat. I ...
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Water meter still spinning even after shutting off water to house?

Our water meter is continuously spinning even after shutting off all the water to the house. We do have 2 different toilets that run about 4 times an hour on their own. I was wondering if the spinning ...
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Weird brown substance at base of toilet

So this has been bothering me, and I cannot find out why it's doing it. I live in the city, and we typically don't have problems with water. None of my other appliances, sinks, tubs have the issue, ...
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Toilet flange slightly angled, options

So i must have glued the closet bend about 5 degrees off or my subfloor isn't quite level, but I'm about to install the toilet flange. I can force it down flat and screw down the flange with a bit of ...
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How should I run power to a powered bidet toilet seat?

Does anyone have a good solution for running a power cord for the Toto 2034#01 bidet toilet seat? I don't have an electric outlet behind my toilet and don't really want to install one. I am planning ...
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Shopvac a Toilet that is clogged?

Can a shop vac be used to unclog toilet by putting hose from vac in toilet (with most of water removed and filter removed from shop vac) to suction and remove a clog?
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How do I lower the water level in a toilet bowl

TMI Warning We have a round toilet bowl in our apartment (building constructed around 1960). An older man has difficulty cleaning himself because water level is high. How would one lower the water ...
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Fix hairline crack on toilet tank

I am proud I managed to put a new flushing kit into older toilet tank, removed tank and hand hacksawed off a rusted bolt and put everything back together . . . Husband was a great assistant. NOW . . . ...
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Toilet bowl cleaner container distorts flushing action

I placed a toilet bowl cleaner container (jar) into the tank per the instructions. Normally, previously, when flushed the water would completely empty the bowl. Now it fills up and drains but does not ...
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Is there a way to refinish underside of a toilet seat?

I have an old-ish toilet seat that has eroded a bit on the underside. Picture below. Is there a way to fix this? Is there a material I can use to paint over it or something?
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Drip leak from a 2 yr old toilet / bolt

I had my toilet replaced about 2 yrs back with a Kohler 4467. It seems to have developed a drip leak from where it is bolted - a drop or 2 every 30min. I had the plumber who installed it come and look ...
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How to ensure the wax seal on my toilet is set properly?

I recently renovated our upstairs bathroom which included a fresh new toilet. We raised the flange to flush with floor level (technically a hairline above) and placed the wax gasket to the base of the ...
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Is There a Toilet Plate Designed to Secure Traditional Floor Design to Back Wall

Is there a solution available which enables someone to secure a traditional floor mounted toilet bowl adequately to the wall behind it? I would love a commercially produced oversized toilet plate ...
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Installation of toilet/ sink in basement

Have three pipes coming out of concrete floor- 2 short ones, which Im thinking is toilet and sink. Third one is 2-3 inch diameter and almost 3 ft high.I’m guessing is a vent pipe. Not sure what to do ...
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Toilet Leaking into basement

My toilet starting leaking down the PVC sewer pipe underneath into my unfinished basement last week and also causing a loud banging and resonance through my pipes when it would fill. I thought that ...
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Top Fixing Toilet Seat Bolt won’t unscrew

Any ideas for getting this guy on the left out? When I unscrew it I just hear a squeaking sound. Guessing that the nut has rusted onto the bolt and the whole plastic assembly is turning. Thanks
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Clog before 90 bend

We recently had a first floor 1/2 bath added. The waste pipe is chronically clogging. My family is aware of the problem and are careful. Every time a guest visits, we get a clog. Toilet paper seems to ...
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Is my toilet operating properly

My toilet tank has the tube going to the overflow but the overflow doesn't go to the bowl so I assume it goes down the drain. Is this ok. the bowl still fills up at each flush.

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