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 constantly draining

I've got a problem that I think has only started occurring in the last week or so, my toilet seems to keep draining for up to hours after it was last flushed, and weirdly so it seems to be affecting ...
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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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water draining from toilet after flush

I live in a two storey house with 3 toilets (two on second floor and one on the main floor) the main floor toilet after flushing drains to a low level . I have inspected for water under and around ...
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Swollen rubber seal or something organic growing in toilet tank?

While I was about to fix a slowly filling water tank I noticed some unusual black stuff. It kinda looks like wood ear mushroom. It is brittle when I touch it and easily separates. Is it just a ...
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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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Toilet leaking into bowl

We had a HydroRight in the toilet for several years (with the split, dual flush handle) and all of a sudden, water began trickling into the bowl, and the tank would refill every 10-15 minutes, which ...
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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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Leaking toilet inlet service valve

So long story short I believe I've ended up with a crossed thread on the plastic shank of my fill valve. So now as I understand it I need to replace my fill valve, Am I correct in believing I remove ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Removing rusted nuts from base of toilet

The nut and washer are totally rusted, and I need to remove them to move the toilet and replace the wax ring and likely the flange. Suggestions?
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Toilet won't drain properly unless studor vent removed (new behavior)

My basement toilet has worked fine for a the last decade. Recently, we noticed it was draining quite slow and was bubbling when the washing machine (on the same floor) was running. Had a plumber ...
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Drip leak on ceiling right above toilet. Can't nail down the source

So, I have a few drops of water showing up on my first level ceiling right about where the bathrooms are on the second level. On the second level I have two bathrooms - back to back (and the toilets ...
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Can I install a valve-type toilet with an old elevated type tank?

Unfortunately my house does not have an attic, so I cannot put a large reservoir there, which would the ideal for running a valve-type (tankless) toilet. Can I install instead one of those old ...
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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 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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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 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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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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Recommended way to bolt toilet tank

I've read variations on what hardware to use in bolting the toilet tank to the bowl. From a top down sequence with optional/variation items indicated in parentheses: bolt (metal washer) rubber ...
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Does the Fluidmaster 400A fill valve have a flow restricter?

My toilet tank takes 2 min 11 sec to refill. It uses the Fluidmaster 400A. Water pressure is good and we don't have hard water or sediment. Does the 400A have a flow restrictor in the shank? I would ...
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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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Fill Valve threaded shank

I just replaced the inside of my toilet and it seems that the threaded shank that the waterline is connected to is too short, so it leaks when I connect the waterline. Is there a different type of ...
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Where in the Canadian building or plumbing code is the 15" toilet clearance rule?

I've heard numerous stories occurring throughout British Columbia where, apparently, inspectors enforced a rule that requires 15" of clearance from the centerline of a toilet to an adjacent finished ...
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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 ...
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Refinish (reporcelain) a toilet?

We have a Kohler circa 1989 wall mount toilet; i.e., the seat and tank are both on an outside wall. It's also avocado green. Is it possible to have the toilet refinished in another color? Pros? Cons?
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Toilet leaking at mounting bolts when flushed

I have replaced two wax rings and I still get an ounce of water up from the Johnny bolt on the right side. I replaced the flange, had to chisel out an old rotten cast iron flange, inserted a plastic ...
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Toilet water leak - water tank types

I'm just experiencing an issue with water tank in our 20-30 old years old house (Czech rep. for location reference). I have studied type of expansions on Internet for (few hours) + visited shop with ...
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Water flushes, but nothing else

What could be the problem. When flushing my toilet, the water flushes normally, it does not fill up and then drains slowly or anything funny. It flushes normally, but toilet paper and whatever else ...
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RV / Manufactured Home Toilets Adapter

Situation: I'd like to eventually upgrade my toilet from a cheap, manual flush (need to physically apply foot pressure) to an affordable one that has a "walk away" flushing mechanism. It doesn't ...
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Overtightened tank bolts and caused cracks. What are my options?

In my case, the tank is intact, but the bolt hole in the base cracked off. The bowl itself is fully intact and water-tight. This is the bolt that holds the tank down to the base, not the bolt that ...