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 riser installation: The flange opening and the riser barely mate [updated]

I am installing a toilet riser to allow installation of 2" floor insulation. The flange that is already in place has a large diameter pipe. The bottom of the riser is fairly small in diameter - ...
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Toilet smells like sewer gas, but only in the winter

I've changed the wax ring twice. Every year without fail as soon as the temps dip in the 50s, especially if it's a windy day, the toilet starts stinking. For the life of me I can't figure it out. As ...
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Cannot find correct stop valve size for toilet

The stop valve to my cousin's toilet needs to be replaced. It is a male threaded to the wall and 3/8 to supply line. I took it out and took it to Home Depot to get a new one and they said they didn't ...
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Is the slow drain on my toilet sink due to sharp angled elbows?

I was wondering if just replacing those sharp angled elbows (see picture below) will solve the slow drain on my toilet sink. I've already take them apart and they are clean and clear, nothing blocking ...
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Gap between toilet and a "glue" on the wall

I don't know anything about plumbing, but recently I moved to a new apartment and noticed that there is a slight gap between the hanging toilet and some kind on a white glue on the wall. Check the ...
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Issues with "universal" wax rings and 3" drain pipes

I'm a landlord with a few properties, and recently acquired one that's been a major plumbing headache. Replacing toilets has never been an issue in the past, but the flange drain openings here are 3&...
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Where can i buy a replacement R&T A1260 fill valve?

the gaskets holding my R&T A1260 fill valve cracked resulting in leakage from my toilet. Does anyone know where I can purchase a replacement and/or would other gaskets work with the existing valve?...
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Toilet flange for 3.5” pvc?

I’m replacing my toilet flange but the opening inside diameter is 3.5 inches. I bought the typical 3x4 flange but it sits directly on top of the opening. What size flange do I need?
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How to replace back spud on toilet

tldr: Video of problem -|- Flat image of stud We have an old standard tankless bowl with a back inlet spud that started leaking and the original rubber on the spud has dissolved. Similar to the ...
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How should I go about leveling my bathroom subfloor?

Over years, after replacing gaskets, replacing the toilet, and using shims under the toilet, I finally began the subfloor replacement in the area beneath the toilet to resolve the toilet not sitting ...
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Fluidmaster float sticks on brand new Champion toilet

My Fluidmaster float sticks on brand new Champion toilet. Seems to hang up on every third flush. Turns out there was an imperfection in the tube with a bit of plastic flash sticking out that was ...
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Bemis toilet has a removable plastic container

Toilet won’t fill. I can lift out the container. If I remove it will the toilet fill and flush correctly?
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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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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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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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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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New water supply lines continue to leak at toilet tank connection

I have tried two new water supply hoses on my toilet tank. Each time they have leaked at the tank. I was very careful to, at first hand tighten and then, gently, with a channel lock pliers, turn them ...
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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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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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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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Tub only drains when toilet is flushed

My tub usually sounds haunted when flushing. I cleaned it for hair. Now it only drains when the toilet is flushed. My toilet is vintage 1960s and is in need of replacement anyways but this is bizarre.
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Water not rising in the flush/ rubber gasket does not create a good seal

The water in our toilet flush does not rise about the 20% mark. More pics and videos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xcuJ2dKajRQdbZ938 I figured out that the red rubber gasket doesn't stay in place. If I ...
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How do I install Bidet on Toilet that does not have tank

I live in an apartment building that was built in the late 60's. I wish to install Bidet . However, all instructions show how to install Bidet on toilet with tank. Toilets in our building (well, in ...
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Leak into bowl and no water flow to overflow tube

The toilet had a leak from under the front of the bowl rim and all the parts were replaced. The leak is still there. Now, after the flush valve was removed and reset, no water comes out of the hose ...
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My toilet won't flush, and just adds water

my toilet won't flush. All it does is fill up with water and sit there. It's not even draining the water. I have let it sit all night and still is the same water level in the morning. I've been ...
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Toilet flange is too long and can't lower pipe in floor

I have new plumbing installed for a new toilet. However, the 4" pipe is too close to the floor so the toilet flange (not yet installed) is too long and sticks above the finished floor about an inch. ...
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Replacement of toilet on wooden block

I am trying to replace a toilet which is on top of a block of wood. Before I uninstalled the old toilet, I thought that I would be able to remove the block of wood but now that I have removed the old ...
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toilet won't drain - appears to be no blockage

First floot toilet - extremely slow drain, more than 2 hours. Bath - extremely slow drain, ditto. Sink - gurgles a bit (also while bath trying to drain) but will drain with cold tap going full blast. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toilet Flush Valve does not always re-seat

An older toilet's flush valve does not always (approximately one in ten flushes) does not seat after flushing. The remedy is to gently jiggle the handle so that it seats and it immediately creates a ...
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Toilet does not produce enough water and barely flushes

My toilet takes two flushes to flush and does not produce enough water. Any helpful tips to help me resolve this issue?
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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 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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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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Toilet tank draining near fill valve gasket

My toilet's tank is draining and I have an idea as to why. (I should clarify - this is a dual flush!) I opened it up and dropped a bit of food colouring in – the colouring made it's way to the base ...
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Can I convert a Sloan valve with tank ?

I have a older toilet(1970’s) with Sloan valve flush system- can I replace the Sloan valve with a tank and keep the bowl?
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OLD Am Standard tank valve repair/replacement?

I have an old American Standard toilet and there is a slow leak between the tank and the bowl. I replaced the N-3055 feather valve and the slow leak remains. The metal seat feels smooth but looks ...
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ceiling is leaking directly below second story toilet above... likely issue?

I have a ceiling leak (brown wet spot) that is directly above a toilet on the floor above. There is no apparent leak when just inspecting the toilet including a test flush. I stopped using this ...
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Toilet odor source / correction

ISSUE Tenant is very clean and I do not believe it is a hygiene \ cleanliness issue. Apartment is 12 y.o. Renter reports a strong urine odor eminating from the toilet and the a strong bleaching ...
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How to measure the nut size that goes on screw?

I recently bought a toilet seat and the seat holder on one side loses over time making it loose from one side while another side is tight. I realised I was missing one these and hex Nut to fight it. ...
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Why is the toilet tank still running after replacing rubber gasket?

The toilet tank was leaking water, so I replaced the rubber gasket at the bottom of the drain valve with a new identical one (size and shape). However, the toilet is still running. If I manually press ...