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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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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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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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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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 makes screeching/chirping sound when anyone in my building used water

Like the title says, when anyone in my building uses water, my toilet makes a really loud screeching/chirping sound. I've found that by pushing down on the black arm, the noise stops, but when the arm ...
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Water Hammer from Upstairs Toilet

After my upstairs toilet is flushed and the bowl fully refills, it sounds like a water hammer. Here's a video of the noise. At 4 seconds, when the bowl has refilled, you hear the noise: [url="https:...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to secure a toilet

Is shimming a robust way of securing toilets and avoiding rocking, or is there a better way? Is any distance between the water tank and the wall behind the toilet a problem that needs bracing? Are 2 ...
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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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Constantly running toilet with floatless fill valve

Is there anything to try or does the fill valve just need to be replaced? A toilet with a floatless fill valve isn't fully closing and is filling past the overflow tube (blue circle in image): I ...
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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 ...
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How do I find the correct replacement parts for kohler toilet tank?

I need to fix the tank of this kohler toilet -- It is slowly and constantly draining into the bowl (enough so that the city called about excessive water usage). I'd like to replace the parts inside ...
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wall hung toilet advice

So… i’ve decided to go with a walmount but ended up saving a lot of money by NOT having an in-wall tank. I instead went the flush-o-meter route and discovered there’s nothing wrong with having a 5 ...
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How do I remove a broken toilet auger from my toilet?

My toilet is suffering frequent clogs that could be cleared with a plunger, but recurs the next time we send anything down. So I went and got the fanciest toilet auger at Lowe's, Cobra brand heavy ...
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New residential toilets all so tall?

Are all new toilets high off the ground? Our existing toilets (one 20-year-old Toto and one ancient 5 GPF monster that I am shopping to replace) are around 14.5" from the floor to the rim of the bowl....
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How to seal new PVC to old Lead pipe “toilet bend”

I have an old toilet flange which was a brass ring on a 4" lead bend that connects to the main cast iron stack. The old brass flange ring corroded and broke. I found a nice PVC fitting that fits ...
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Why does my toilet feed service valve still leak?

The metal pipe that comes out of the wall and feeds water into the cistern on my toilet is connected to the plastic cistern pipe (inlet valve pipe?) by a service valve. It is pretty much identical to ...
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How can I fix my loose toilet seat?

I have a toilet seat that has little by little, become very loose. I have searched the internet and found I had to tighten the two twisting things underneath the toilet bowl, in the back. They are ...
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Toilet water level lowers when other toilet flushes

I finally have 2 upstairs toilets working after a lengthy bathroom remodel. What I noticed is when one toilet is flushed, the other toilet water level goes down, almost all the way. The lower level ...
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How do I remove the vacuum behind my toilet's flapper valves?

Over the last 12 months, the toilets in my condo have becomes progressively harder and harder to flush. Once the flapper valve finally releases, they flush just fine, but it's getting them to release ...
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Can I get a smaller toilet installed? (picture included)

At the bottom is a picture of my toilet, where you can see the toilet pipe that enters the floor and that there is ~7 cm of space between the water container and the wall. Question Does there exist ...
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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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Does this flange seem like it needs replacing?

We just purchased a house that's about 30 years old. On the first floor a water mark developed on the ceiling, so I've been debugging the upstairs plumbing. My kids' bathroom toilet had some moisture ...
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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 ...