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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toilet seal leaking in rental

The older rental home where an elder relative lives has a slight leak where the toilet attaches to the floor. Nothing else on the toilet appears to be leaking so is this probably an old floor "seal" / ...
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How to fix a toilet which continuously runs [duplicate]

Yesterday I saw the water of my toilet kept running. The gap at the arrow did not close. May I know what should I buy to fix it?
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How to drill holes for seat in the ceramic of a toilet bowl?

I have this toilet bowl: It's hanging on the wall. I bought this toilet seat: The seat is suited for bowls at least 45 cm long, mine is 42 cm long. As result, the ceramic rim is visible (reentrant)...
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Measure flange distance from wall without removing toilet

I want to install a new toilet. However, I need to get a new one first and I have to know the distance from the wall to the center of the flange. Therein lies the problem. How can I measure this ...
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Soft close toilet seat issue

I know this is an odd question, but we just bought new Kohler toilets & I hate them because every time i get up, the seat sticks to my bottom enough to lift the seat up and then crash back down. ...
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Toilet flange issue. Any hope?

The last plumber suggested glue-ing (caulking) the toilet to the floor without any bolts. Is that the best solution for this ? Attaching the photo. The old flange does not gap to fit in the screws / ...
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What is this toilet flush mechanism called?

I need to replace the flush handle on this toilet, but I don't know what the mechanism is called, and I couldn't find a handle that fit it at Home Depot. What is it called, and/or where can I find a ...
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How do I change a toilet water supply line that doesn’t have a shut off valve?

The washer has corroded but this supply line just goes straight into the wall. There is no shut off valve so I can’t just unscrew and replace it. Any easy fix?
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How should I repair a pvc flange set into concrete slab?

I've been looking, and haven't quite found anything that matches my situation closely enough to satisfy me... So, I just put down some vinyl plank flooring, and when going to mount the toilet again, ...
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Better cap needed for toilet bolts

See the white cap in this image I don't know what it is called but I wish it wouldn't keep coming off the bolt/nut on my toilet. Is there a way to fix this? Get a better one? I don't know what to ...
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Should I replace toilet fill valve or cap

My toilet fill valve leaks at the top only when the bowl is full. Until the bowl is not full it is not leaking from the top. This is a video of the leak: https://vimeo.com/270998266 I want to decide ...
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Is there a tool shaped like a thin-bladed putty knife but with a rubber blade and spongelike surface?

Sorry if this is a duplicate, thanks in advance! I am trying to clean up under the rim of my toilet near where the jets are, and I can't reach a finger or rigid brush up there. There may be a better ...
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How can flood water come in through a toilet?

Video on Facebook Fredrick Maryland is experiencing severe flooding and one home owner has flood water gushing in the house through the toilet. You can view the video from the Facebook link above. ...
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How can liquid enzymatic drain decloggers reach the clog in a toilet drain?

I added liquid enzymatic drain "declogger" (brand: Earthworm) to a clogged toilet drain that I already tried plunging. How are the enzymes supposed to reach the clog, unless the clog is in the first ...
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Toilet running when using other

My upstairs toilet starts running when I turn the tub on or the washing machine on, which is located downstairs
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Can a clogged toilet drain cause a tank overflow?

This is less of a "how do I" question and more of a general knowledge check. Recently I've been having trouble with an overflowing toilet. Fortunately for me (in this situation), I'm a tenant and ...
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Toilet fill value hissing and dripping after it reaches the stopping level.

The toilet fills and the float works but after the water level reaches 1” below overflow tube the float is all the way up but the water still drips very slowly into the tank.. In about 30 minutes ...
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Dual flush toilet woes

We've got an Ideal Standard Space corner toilet with a dual flush system. The flush button broke – it turns out as a result of the flush plate not being aligned with the button housing. In other words,...
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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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What is causing this ghost flush?

I have an American Standard toilet, with interior pieces that look pretty new. The toilet suffers from a ghost flush, roughly every fifteen minutes the water kicks on for a few seconds to fill the ...
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My toilet won't flush when it's windy

I have a septic tank. When it's windy it won't flush. The bowl fills up and will slowly go down, but no complete flush.
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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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why would overflow tube fill with water after flushing

After flushing while thank is filling the overflow tube fills up with water coming from the refill tube. I know it's not supposed to do that. What could cause this? Should i change the flush valve?
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What is the correct height of a toilet flange relative to the finished floor?

What are the best practices or other rules such as building code regarding how to set the height of a toilet flange relative to the finished floor height? Example of the type of flange I am referring ...
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How to fix toilet jets clogged with chlorine tablet chunks

The flush on my toilet is weak. It went from strong to weak overnight. It flushes fine if I dump in extra water. I watched and the flapper does stay open until the reservoir is adequately empty. I ...
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Toilet Flush is odd

Toilet bowl is filling almost all the way up when flushed, then flushes fast and stays almost empty. I put dawn in it and poured hot water into it. I read to fill it up with hot water to the rim and ...
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How to fix my leaking toilet tanks?

Both of my toilets starting having the same leak at the same time and I can't figure out where it is coming from or how to fix it. The water is coming out from the tank where it meets the bowl and is ...
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Caroma smart toilet isn't filling

My Caroma Smart dual flush toilet isn’t filling up. Water supply is turned on,but there is no water coming into the thank. The tank is completely empty. I manually filled the tank up with water and ...
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Dripping Sound from inside toilet tank

Ok so i've googled and have read https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ask-toh/troubleshoot-dripping-toilet Why is there a continuous dripping sound coming from my toilet? To stop the dripping sound I ...
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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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Bathroom toilet has air bubbles when I shower

Whenever I take a shower my toilet has air bubbles. Do I need to snake my plumbing? I live in a mobile home so do I remove the toilet to snake the main line or what do I need to do and how?
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ABS offset toilet flange dilemma. Suggestions to make my 11“ rough-in into a 12” rough-in. USA

Recently I started a thread to get advice on how to move a flange for a toilet so that I can wind up with a 12" rough-in when I'm done. It's problematic since I can't really work with the ABS under ...
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Help locating a 4x3 offset spigot flange for toilet? Or suggestions for my offset flange dilemma? USA

I am in the midst of remodeling a bathroom and have removed all the previous flooring and am down to the joists. I am putting down 3/4 plywood, cement board and then 1" hexagon tile. I'm having ...
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Toilet keeps blocking / bubbling and sink drains into toilet

We have recently had our bathroom refitted but the toilet keeps getting blocked up. When it happens the sink doesn't drain well or drains into the toilet.it is a combined toliet/ sink unit. When it ...
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PVC toilet flange replacement problems

Background: I wanted to replace the wax ring on my toilet but when I took it apart I found that the flange was in bad shape. The notches that hold the bolts were broken out. That, I think, led to the ...
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Tighten toilet seat with nut in tough spot

I'm trying to tighten a Pressalit toilet seat on a Villeroy & Boch toilet. Unfortunately on that toilet the bolts are inside the toilet base and tough to reach. The Pressalit website shows a ...
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Fixing a slowly leaking toilet tank

It seems as if the seal at the bottom of the tank is no longer perfectly planar. It is slowly leaking until the flotation device is low enough to trigger refilling. I am guessing that this can be ...
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Converting from Pressure Assisted to Gravity

I have an American Standard 4086 toilet with a Sloan Flushmate pressure assisted unit in it. Is this toilet compatible with a regular gravity flush/fill valve set up if I wanted to remove the ...
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What is the likely cause of a hidden leak from shower and toilet use? [closed]

Our kitchen ceiling has a leak. We have narrowed it down to it coming from the master bathroom shower. If one person takes a shower, it’s fine. If a second person showers shortly after or even a ...
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How should I attach a toilet flange and toilet with this particular situation?

OK, after doing some research I believe the best way to install a toilet is on a flange that is attached on top of a finished floor, and if a flange is too low or too high there are ways to ...
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Toilet bowls not filling with enough water

My parents just built a new house, but they've been having an issue where neither of the two toilet bowls is filling with enough water. I took a look at them (I know nothing about plumbing but I know ...
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Round or elongated toilet seat? [closed]

Not 100% sure if these are elongated or round seats. (I don't have physical access to verify.) Exhibit A Exhibit B
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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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Toilet hisses after flush, is it normal?

This might sound stupid but I've just changed the diaphragm in the toilet as it was hissing and not filling for a long time. The toilet flushes great and only takes about 20-30 seconds to fill now, ...
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Leaky shut off valve to toilet need to know what kind of sealant to use can't turn off Main water

I can't afford a plumber at this time and the valve is leaking so badly it floods the bathroom. And somehow the main shut off is not working either. My house has been vandalized which is why I believe ...
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minor hairline crack on the base of a toilet, should I repair / replace?

It was my first time removing a toilet, and when I put it back, I fastened the bolt a little too tight and heard a slight crack. I'm wondering if this is something that needs immediate attention, or ...
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How can I cut off the rusted closet bolts holding my toilet?

I need to change the wax ring on my toilet. The closet bolts that hold it in place are rusted so I need to cut them in order to remove the nuts. I thought of trying bolt cutters. The bolt cutters I ...
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does my toilet have a venting issue?

My toilet is making a slight gurgling noise at the end of the flush. Here is a video of the flush: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yIcFN14zdgDAAFu43 The toilet is vented via a 2" vent that meets the toilet ...
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How can I trim out a supply pipe passing through a tile floor against the toilet base?

I need a recommendation for a product that I can use to hide where this pipe meets the floor in my bathroom. There was a metal piece here but I had to cut it off since the new toilet comes so close ...
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toilet running intermittently

My toilet sometimes runs intermittently after the tank has been filled for a few seconds and then stops also there's a terrible smell a gas smell coming from the bathroom. I think the problem is ...