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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What should I replace on a double-flush toilet to stop internal leaking?

My double-flush toilet will add water at random times, so I guess it's leaking down the water level causing this. Not familiar with the dual flush unit. What should I replace?
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Do I need to prepare old pipe to install a compression fitting?

I bought a new multi-turn valve to replace a really old one. The new one has a compression fitting where the old one is soldered. My plan is to use a pipe cutter just below the soldered joint. I'm ...
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What’s the marginal value increase as toilet price increases?

I’m going to replace the four toilets in my new house with elongated taller toilets. I’m looking at the $300 range because of some design features (taller seat, elongated bowl, tank attachment, ...
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Toilet overflow

My wc overflows into the bowl about every 20 flushes and can be stopped if I press the button again. The system is 5 years old and has a dual flush mounted on the wall. How can I stop this from ...
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Toilet too high

Set a toilet flange before laying tile, overcompensated by almost 3/4". I cut some plywood to wedge under it, and my only thought is to run a very thick bead of caulk in the gap and hope I make it ...
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High water level in toilet bowl after flushing

How can I lower the water level in the bowl of a comfort height Kohler 1.6l flush with canister valve?
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What prevents a toilet auger from fully extending into the toilet?

I currently have a clog, and the plunger wasn't cutting it. I got a 3' toilet auger, but I can only extend it about halfway in, even when trying to extend it further by cranking it clockwise. What ...
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12in rough dual flush toilet should be 10in rough

I bought a 12 in rough dual flush toilet but should have bought a 12 in rough toilet. Will I be able to keep it or will I need to switch it out? It seems to get clogged every 2-3 weeks. Is there a ...
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Something plastic stuck in the trap of the toilet

My toilet started misbehaving this morning. It does not flush, it does not empty at all, or it does it really slowly that I cannot see it. I tried using a plunger, that didn't work. The bad part: ...
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Looking for a bathtub door

I'm looking for a stylish glass shower door. Which will be good between frameless and the framed sliding tub door?
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My Toilet Keeps Making Sounds Like It Is Filling Up Every 3 Minutes

What is causing my toilets to kick on every other minute? It's not flushing - it sounds like the water is filling up. Does this make the electric bill higher?
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Does this fill valve need replacing or should I replace cap? Its leaking

This fill valve is leaking, I have flushed it and it still leaks. Does it look okay or does the entire assembly need replacing?
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How to remove this toilet supply line that seems to have no nut?

The toilet water supply doesn't seem to have a nut at all and rotating it or turning it does nothing. Unsure how to remove this:
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Caulk around bottom of toilet?

We just got a lovely new vinyl bathroom floor put in. The edges (wall, tub) are nicely caulked but not the base of the toilet. I did read What kind of caulk to use in order to caulk the toilet to ...
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Toilet drain roughed in to wrong location

New construction home plumbing issue. Architects placed toilet in front of bathroom door. What the heck- that is where the sink should be! We did not notice until slab was poured and we saw the drain ...
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How to take out the toilet water inlet faucet knob

The water inlet got stuck with no incoming water. Suspected it's fully blocked by sand and mud. It's with slow water ingress before but still works. The knob is without screw at the top. Could anyone ...
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Large gap around new toilet due to improper floor installation

I recently replaced one of my toilets and ran into a snag. I have another toilet to replace in the not-too-distant-future and I expect that I will encounter the same problem. The bathroom has a ...
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Water from toilet tank goes straight down the drain?

Is it possible for the tank water to bypass the bowl and straight to the drain? Would this mean I need a new toilet? The toilet was running and I have been trying to fix the flush valve. Mansfiled ...
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Toilet constantly making a noise

https://youtu.be/sI0OCBpdwXk For the last little while my toilet has been constantly been making a noise as you can hear in the video. I looked it up and it seems like there are two common causes of ...
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Toilet in basment

Our toilet in the basement is a throne which means there are 2 steps up to the toilet seat and 2 feet above the concrete floor. What is the code for this situation?. I was told since it is ...
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Why does flushing a downstairs toilet cause an upstairs toilet to also flush?

When we flush the bathroom downstairs, we can hear the toilet upstairs also flush. When the upstairs toilet is flushed, the shower drain gurgles (in the second floor bathroom). I know that something ...
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Toilet supply line/tube sprays water from below the coupling nut

My toilet tank was leaking rust and water, so I replaced the three bolts at the bottom of the tank. But when I replaced the supply line/tube, the new supply line/tube sprays water from below the ...
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How to PREVENT a toilet from running?

Many questions here ask about how to fix a toilet that continues to run. How do you PREVENT a running toilet from happening? Alternately, do mechanisms exist that stop it from running for more than ...
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Adding a bathroom

I’m trying to and a small bathroom. Is it possible to put another toliet and drain on this stack? Also I can’t have the pipes much lower where I was standing to take the picture because it is where ...
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Dealing with a broken toilet flange on PVC pipe

So I'm about to tile my bathroom floor but the toilet flange broke and can't get it out I tried with a chisel and hammer but I think I got the pipe to so how can I fix this situation I got here
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toilet doesn't flush even after 2 plumber visits, to snake the sewer and also use a toilet auger

plumber said that stuff builds up in the actual toilet that blocks it. He used the auger and it flushed. Two uses later, it did the same thing- fill up and very very slowly drain, rather than the ...
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New toilet already clogging?

We recently had our bathroom redone and a new American Standard Colony Elongated toilet installed. The piping wasn’t moved at all, we just put a new toilet in place of where the old one was. I ...
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When I flush the toilet it leaks between the bowl and the tank. How do I fix it?

This only happens when I flush and the leak is small.
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A running toilet that stops itself

I have a toilet that will start running as if the flapper is bad. (I’m confident it is not. I’ve replaced it twice.) It doesn’t drain much, just enough to trigger a fill every 20 - 30 minutes. The ...
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Basement Rough-in Identification

Trying to identify what is what. I originally thought the 3.5" by the wall was Toilet, but i don't think 5" away from "unfinished" wall is enough space. So the other 3.5" (2) must be the toilet? ...
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How close for the toilet and vanity

is there a rule of thumb, for how close the bathroom vanity should be next to the toilet... Doing a remodel, and would like to have a larger vanity, but don't want to encroach on the toilet and (um) ...
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Dripping sound in wall after toilet fills

I just had a new toilet installed. When I flush toilet and the tank fills and fill valve shuts the water off, I hear a dripping sound in the wall for about 15 to 20 seconds. Then it stops until I ...
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Toilet tank takes 15 minutes to fill in

When I flush every once in a while it takes as long as 15 minutes to fill in the tanK. I brought somebody to take a look at it. He suggested that I replace it with a new one for 649 $. Does that sound ...
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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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Skinny pipe entering toilet siphon flush

The flapper came off on our siphon flush, so I bought a new one. I fitted it but it was leaking badly. When I looked properly, I noticed the inner pipe delivering the water to the toilet from the ...
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toilet siphon has pressure beam of water

I was wondering if it is normal that there is a pressure beam of water coming out from the toilet's siphon. And also, what I should do to fix this? I have the feeling this should not happen during '...
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Dual flush toilet tank does not fill

I made a video of the problem and my temporary solution here: https://youtu.be/dnvLXOGe-28. The first part is shaky because I am trying to disconnect the lid with one hand. I do not know the technical ...
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Non standard size toilet seat

I know that Toilet seats come in two shapes: round and elongated. Yet, I have a ZI-ONE30 labelled toilet bowl, which really is a rebranded Kohler. And it's dimensions are different from all other ...
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Tolerances when installing toilet

The new toilet I'm installing has a side to side rock(pre wax ring test) of between 1/16" and 1/8". Is the wax ring sufficient to overcome this gap? A level indicates the left side of the toilet as ...
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Flow through the fill tube when there is high water draw from some other water user

One of the 4 toilets in the house runs water through the fill tube even though it has not been flushed. This happens when a large flow of water from another water user such as filling the washing ...
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Moving forward with a hacked-up toilet flange replacement

I noticed water leaking out from under a toilet, so I decided to take a look, hoping that it was something simple (wax ring or even a hairline bowl fracture). The toilet came out with (almost) no ...
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Where to buy a 4-inch toilet flapper in North America? [closed]

I am having the toughest time finding the right replacement toilet flush flapper that fits. The pipe in the water tank is really wide, and the old flapper has the diameter of 4 inch, and 3 inch wide ...
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Toilet Seat Style

Why is it that in most home or apartment environments you find toilet seats that look pretty much like this: (Picture Source) And yet in offices and public places you will most often find toilet ...
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Toilet flange no longer over pipe

My toilet was leaking a bit from the base so I figured maybe the wax ring needed replacing. I took the toilet off the flange and saw something that doesn't look quite right. The flange is case iron ...
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What is the mounting bolt spacing of a typical toilet tank?

I'm mounting different toilet tank on an old bowl. What is the mounting bolt spacing of a typical toilet tank? By this I mean the 2 bolts that attach the tank to the bowl.
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Attaching toilet flange through tile and uncoupling membrane

I understand that the toilet flange should sit on the finished floor. I've got porcelain tile on top of a Ditra uncoupling membrane for waterproofing. To attach the flange securely to the sub-floor, ...
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Could this be the source of the sewage smell?

Recently a plumber came and fitted a new pan connector to my toilet. It needed to be replaced and there was a sewage smell for about a week before it was replaced. Since then the smell has reduced ...
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American standard, erosion at bottom of toilet

Wondering if anyone has some insight for us. We have a toilet that is only 2 years old. It's an American Standard. The bottom of the toilet where the water flushes the hardest is eroding away (https://...
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Toilet gurgling/ bubbling and backing up on septic

OK...had my cleanouts inspected and cleared and septic pumped....all fine. So, it has to be from the septic to the drain fields. Have a probe and know where my line is from the septic the fields and ...