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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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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toilet handle prevents flapper from closing sometimes

My toilet "sometimes" runs water incessantly after flushing. Upon examination it appears it's because the handle, after flushing, descends and then gets in the way of the flapper closing, holding it ...
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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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Is this a bad Toilet tank refilling Fix

I wonder if this is the wrong way to address a toilet that leaks and refills every so often. I have an American Std 4117A toilet that refills for 5 or so seconds. I think it is leaking around the ...
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Fixing a running toilet

I have a toilet that runs periodically, like maybe half the time after a flush. For what it's worth, it's not a constant run, but rather the water kicks on every 5 minutes or so to top off the tank. ...
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What is the correct procedure to turn a 10“ rough-in toilet drain into a 12” rough-in drain when the drain goes through a slab-on-grade?

I need to replace a leaking toilet, but the distance from the drain to the wall is about 10.75". The selection of toilets that I'm finding in the 10" rough-in range is pretty pathetic and overpriced, ...
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How can I remove this flapper alternative?

I had good luck in the past using this product to replace a leaky flapper valve. However, this new toilet does not have a flapper hinge on the base of the flush valve. Instead, there is a hinged ...
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Do I need to add a vent when moving a toilet drain across the bathroom?

In working on finishing our basement, I've come to the bathroom. It was originally plumbed with the plan of having the fixtures share a common wall (vanity, toilet, then tub). so there is already a ...
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Why do my toilet valves seem to have started running at the same time?

I had a bad toilet that started running last year. This was in a bathroom that is not used at all (guest bedroom). So, i just closed the valve to that toilet and decided to look into it later. I haven'...
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How do I open the back of a gustavsberg toilet?

Our toilet is flushing every 20 minutes, and it's visibly leaking into the pot. We live in Iceland, water is cheap here, but it's really annoying. Problem is, I can't seem to open it and it's plastic ...
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Why doesn't my toilet flush completely outside summer months?

So my toilet only flushes down during the summer months. Yet during winter fall and spring it wont go down all the way. Can't figure out why. Tried a snake and every other means to unclog but I doubt ...
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Need an alternate way to install hand-spray bidet on my toilet - can I Tee off the 3/8th input valve?

I bought some hand-spray bidet kits to add to some toilets. I've done this before on standard toilets, and the installation went smoothly - just remove the input pipe from the port on the underside ...
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Toilet overflowed

Came home to water on the inside of (closed ) toilet lids and some water on floor around them on both upstairs and basement toilets when no one was home. We have a toilet on second floor that was ...
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Toilet water running when full.

Our water bill tripled last month. For the past year or so, two of our toilets make a leaking sound and a hissing sound. We had a friends plumber come and fix it and it seems to have only made the ...
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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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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 to I fasten this toilet flange down?

I'm redoing my bathroom and had to replace a toilet flange. The old one was rusted cast iron whose flanges had all but disintegrated, and I ground down what was left of it with an angle grinder. It ...
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How do I replace bolts for my toilet that were concreted into the original flange?

This is a pic of one of the bolts. But I don't see a channel for it to turn/slip out of. The toilet I bought needs longer bolts.
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Toilet and shower will not drain

While I was showering this morning, the water refused to drain. After hours of it being in the same state, I found out the toilet would not drain as well. The sink, however, does. If the toilet is ...
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Is it okay to trim the toilet tank overflow pipe?

[EDIT 2016-09-28: It is a Kohler toilet, and the old fill valve is Kohler 81093-AA. I suspect it is the original valve. I've been in correspondence with Kohler. They asked for pictures of the toilet ...
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Toilet tank running into bowl

So our pump kept going off randomly as well as our tank running out of water. I put a couple of drops of food colouring in this toilet tank and sure enough the toilet bowl filled with colored water. ...
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Is it ok to use a plunger on a basement toilet connected to a pump?

Our basement is below grade of the sewer line, so we have a pump to send waste to the sewer. The pump has a closed well in the floor of the mechanical room. The toilet in the basement is flushing ...
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Replacing Toilet without Replacing Tile

The previous owners of our house tiled around the toilet, rather than removing the toilet and placing it on top of the new tile. I would like to replace the toilet, but I don't want to have to re-...
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How to measure toilet flush valve?

I plan to replace my toilet flush tank with hydroflush. The requirement says that I need to have a 2" toilet flush valve. What does this part look like and how do I go about measuring it?
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How can I determine why my toilets are not flushing right?

I just had all the stuff inside both toilet tanks replaced. Now they aren't flushing right. I checked inside the tanks and the water doesn't go all the way out. It fills before it does so therefore ...
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How to unblock a blocked toilet?

I have a toilet which drains out quite slowly and water rises to the brim when the flush is exercised. I have already used the plunger multiple times to try to see if it makes a difference, but it ...
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All toilets in my house flush slowly, afraid that there is a clog in the main line

I have 4 toilets, and all of them appear to flush slowly. They are older toilets (huge tanks), so there is definitely plenty of water going in (the bowl itself almost fills with water). It swirls ...
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What kind of toilet tank is this?

This is the toilet tank in my apartment. A few days ago I started noticing brown residue in the water. Upon investigation, I encountered a toilet tank I'm not familiar with... there's an "outer" tank, ...
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My toilet backed up with no water

I live in an old condo apartment. My toilet just backed up. It backed up several times before and I managed to unclog it every time, but it's nothing like I've seen before this time because I don't ...
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Is there anything wrong with leaving toilet tank below waterline?

In troubleshooting a problem with recurring flushing (turned out to be a worn out flapper) I lowered the tank water level to about an inch below what the manufacturer marked as the waterline. Flushing ...
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What is causing toilet supply water leaks above the coupling nut?

In my toilet, when the shut off water valve is open: Water leaks above the coupling nut: If I close the supply water valve and the tank is full, there is no leakage. What could be causing the water ...
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What could be causing my toilet to back up?

I live in a mobile home and my guest toilet continues to back up. When you flush it the water level will rise to the bowl rim and slowly go back to normal. I have taken the toilet off of the floor and ...
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How do I replace a flange installed with primer?

I had a leaky toilet and had to replace the subflooring in the bathroom. The flange is also rusty and a little warped and must be replaced. I've seen plenty of videos telling me to score the flange ...
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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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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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My basement toilet and shower will not drain after it rains

I just had a bathroom put in my basement. It's been working fine but yesterday we had a lot of rain and now the toilet won't flush and the shower will not drain. It is a septic system and the other ...
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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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Fluidmaster 400A fill valve: very slow toilet tank fill

I installed a Fluidmaster 400A almost 10 years ago. There is excellent water flow into the overflow pipe, but the tank is taking longer and longer to fill after flushing--now almost 4 minutes. Much ...
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dark brown stains in the bottom of a toilet

a rental toilet has a dark clay looking stain in the bottom of a toilet that the renter was unable to remove. At first I thought it was very hard water, however, there was no evidence of stains in a ...
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Zeno's Toilet: Toilet fill valve cranky about shutoff

I have a toilet with a relatively new, conventional, fill system. Float goes up, valve shuts of. Except when it doesn't, and keeps dribbling a little water into the tank until I pull off the lid and ...
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Low water level in the bowl of the toilet after flushing

I have 3 toilets in the house. The one in the basement I recently (about 6 months ago) replaced so that they are now all 3 the same (american standard low flow). It was working fine until about 10 ...
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How do I dismantle a Saniflo Compact to clean it?

I have a Saniflo Compact that has stopped flushing. The motor runs but no flush. I used Zep descaling solution first, and a whole bunch a junk came loose. Took the back of the inflow and outtake hoses ...
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setting toilet flange in concrete

i am trying to rough out a waste line for the toilet in concrete.. what I am not sure about is how do I get he pvc flange to sit straight and flush if I pitch the pipe 1/2 inch to the stack
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Fixing a toilet deceptively complicated, where did I go wrong?

I have a toilet which was both running and leaking and I tried to fix it myself. I replaced the fill valve, the flush valve and the main gasket, all with items from Home Depot. Home Depot had one ...
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Replace Toilet Water Supply Line

I'd like to replace this old toilet copper supply line with a more flexible braided supply line. The problem is that I can't find one with the right connection to the water supply valve. Current (...
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Dual-flush Toilet Not Filling Up Properly

Here is the video I recorded of my toilet: Toilet Problems So about a month ago our dual-flush toilet suddenly stopped filling up properly. It takes forever to fill up and it doesn't even fill up ...
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How can I figure out where the toilet overflow pipe goes?

In the toilet tank I know that the overflow pipe is there for when the toilet tank is full. However my toilets overflow pipe in the tank doesn't go back into the toilet it goes to a pipe which runs ...
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One of our toilets refills VERY slowly - takes 15-20 minutes after flushing.

Note: Like another user's query, our bowl fills okay, but the tank refills very slowly - takes 15-20 minutes. We can't detect any leaks. I've adjusted the water valve. I've put a brick in the tank to ...
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Toilet paper clogging the toilet

We have quite an old toilet in our house and every time toilet paper is flushed down it completely clogs, it can be a little or a lot of toilet paper. It doesn't do this with anything else, just ...
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Dripping toilet with vertical plunger

My toilet drips and I have no idea what to do about it. It's a vertical style plunger with a button on top (not a handle) with 2 flushes. I can stop it constantly filling by using a pen to raise the ...