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 keeps running!

If I leave the refill hose in the Overflow tube it keeps running. But if I just put the refill hose in the tank it fills to the place I have it set at and stops. Is this a problem. The guy at Home ...
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We're in the middle of a(n epic) flood. Why won't my toilet flush?

Apologies if this isn't exactly on topic, but I found Why will my toilet not flush after it rains or when ground is wet here, and my question is similar, so hopefully I can get a response. I live in ...
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What's the proper adjustment to prevent this toilet from running?

I have a toilet that is constantly running. Here's a photo of the inside of the tank: It's hard to tell from the picture, but the water level is even with the height of the drain in the center of ...
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Is grout in the toilet a plumbing clog concern?

I recently had a bathroom tiling job gone bad. There were a number of issues. One thing I noticed this morning was that the bottom of the toilet has what appears to be dried up grout mixture. ...
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Minimalistic toilet setup in a traveler's trailer [closed]

Planning to build a traveler's trailer from a cargo trailer and was thinking about various toilet setups. I don't care if the trailer looks awful as long as it's cheap and easy to build. I'm ruling ...
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Sudden leak from toilet after years of no problems

Large stains suddenly appeared on wall and ceiling below second story bath which is unused. No previous problems in 20 year old house, with upper bath being unused for approx last 7-8 years. Wife ...
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Water coming from the cistern is not capable of flushing the commode?

Its been months now that our water pressure is not enough to fully flush the commode, every time it must be filled manually or wait until it fills for the second time for a complete flush out.
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Why does water in the toilet bowl empty?

Water in the toilet bowl is emptying after a minute. I just changed to a higher toilet (16.75) for an elderly resident. I have three other toilets without this problem. I have tried adjusting water in ...
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Replacing Ceramic Toilet Cistern

I have a damaged toilet cistern which is beyond repair. I was wondering if I was to install a new cistern how I would know my new one would be 'compatible' with my current set up? Is there a degree of ...
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Is it Possible to Coat the Subfloor Around a Toilet Flange to Prevent Rot?

I'm renovating a bathroom. Is there some kind of paint or chemical that I can apply to the subfloor around the toilet flange to keep it from rotting?
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Do I need to replace this toilet ring?

You can see the ring is broken on the right side.
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How to fix dripping sound coming from toilets?

Two toilets doing the same thing: When solids or liquids are added to the bowls, a dripping sound can be heard. Otherwise, they are silent. There is no water leaking out of either toilet onto the ...
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How do I repair damaged enamel inside my toilet bowl?

There is an area of enamel missing on the bowl of my toilet - just beneath the natural water line. Is it possible to repair it with radiator enamel, or by some other method?
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How do I replace this toilet shutoff valve?

I need to replace a toilet shutoff valve (does not completely stop water flow) as part of process of fixing a leak I saw around the base of my toilet (suspect i need new wax ring??). I bought a new 1/...
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How can I fix a wall-mounted toilet that keeps running?

Our wall-mounted toilet keeps running. It is easy to "stop" by removing the plate with the push-buttons and pressing down the cylinder (valve?) inside, but I'd like to find an actual solution :) It's ...
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How do I repair this leaking toilet supply nut?

I've got a leaky toilet that I'm trying to fix (and in the process making worse). The leak seems to be coming from the brass nut on the right of the photo here: This nut has a washer in it so ...
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How to find replacement toilet seat (American Standard)

How do I determine what seat will fit this toilet and are colored seats available? Inside the tank are these numbers: 1459 388 M59 Aug26 Thank you.
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Toilet - Fill Valve water level too high and really can't be adjusted

I have a float-cup fill valve, Fluidmaster 400 model series. The classic solution to adjusting the water level is to turn the screw in a clockwise manner to make it go lower and counterclockwise to ...
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Toilet Supply Valve Not Turning Off

Novice here. The fill valve was leaking and causing the water to coming very very slow. Like 45 minutes to fill up tank. I bought a fill valve top and replaced it. Let me add that I did turn water off ...
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How do I get rid of toilet stains?

So my friend said I could rent out his place for free if I can get it clean and the person was here last didn't take very good care of it. The toilet looks like it hasn't been cleaned in ages and ...
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What Size Toilet Flange for 3 1/2" ABS Pipe?

I'm trying to purchase the correct toilet flange but having difficulty. The bathroom was roughed in years ago in ABS and we are trying to finish it out. As a I measure the toilet waste pipe, it ...
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Clear Drain from Toilet to Street

My downstairs toilet is the last fixture hooked up to the house drain line before it makes its way to the public sewer system. This line between the toilet and the public sewer gets clogged ...
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How to loosen nut without damaging toilet shutoff

I replaced the fill valve on a toilet and the connection stem on the replacement sticks out much farther than the original. The toilet was installed 12 years ago using a solid supply line, so I need ...
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How to make a flushometer toilet look nicer?

I'm the new owner of a 3 bed, 2 bath condo in Chicago, built in 1923. It's lovely and old. Both toilets are flushometer style, tankless. They look exactly like a toilet you'd see in a public school (...
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Caulk around bottom of toilet?

We just got a lovely new vinyl bathroom floor put in. The edges (wall, tub) are nicely caulked but not the base of the toilet. I did read What kind of caulk to use in order to caulk the toilet to ...
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Toilet supply line/tube sprays water from below the coupling nut

My toilet tank was leaking rust and water, so I replaced the three bolts at the bottom of the tank. But when I replaced the supply line/tube, the new supply line/tube sprays water from below the ...
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Toilet tank takes 15 minutes to fill in

When I flush every once in a while it takes as long as 15 minutes to fill in the tanK. I brought somebody to take a look at it. He suggested that I replace it with a new one for 649 $. Does that sound ...
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Tolerances when installing toilet

The new toilet I'm installing has a side to side rock(pre wax ring test) of between 1/16" and 1/8". Is the wax ring sufficient to overcome this gap? A level indicates the left side of the toilet as ...
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American standard, erosion at bottom of toilet

Wondering if anyone has some insight for us. We have a toilet that is only 2 years old. It's an American Standard. The bottom of the toilet where the water flushes the hardest is eroding away (https://...
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Toilet repeatedly clogs - is putting toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet's tank causing the problem?

Our apartment's toilet repeatedly clogs. My roommate puts toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet's tank, so that when we flush, the cleaning liquid runs through the toilet. I'm starting to wonder if the ...
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No toilet shut off valve in my NYC apartment

So I'm trying to find the toilet shut off valve so that I can install a bidet, and I'm stymied. This is what is where the shut off should be, and I'm not sure what I'm looking at. There are normal ...
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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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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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How can I maintain the water level in a toilet bowl during extended periods of disuse?

I've got a toilet in an area that isn't used very often. How can I add a slow leak to the tank or otherwise arrange to keep the water in the bowl from drying up? I'm looking for an option that ...
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What is the manufacturer of this 1990s toilet?

I'm going to get a better pic today. But this toilet is from 1991, bone in color and elongated. The elongated toilet seat replacements at Home Depot are an inch or two too short. We just purchased ...
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Installed LASCO MagnaFlush Toilet Tank Kit, Now Toilet Runs All the Time?

About a week ago the worn out old ballcock system broke on the toilet. My landlord picked up the LASCO 04-4059 kit: I went ahead and did the install as part of our rent-deal and the toilet now ...
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Toilet sewer gas smell

We have a sewer gas smell coming from the toilet. The smell is only present when the seat is up, hence it must be coming from inside the toilet bowl. There is a vent stack, and when other fixtures run ...
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Is a yellow toilet seat normal?

I moved into an apartment, and found the toilet seat is yellow, which I didn't notice before moving in. The landlord said the toilet seat turned yellow because of the sunshine, and had been cleaned. ...
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Filling up toilet bowl after flush to save water

My toilet fill valve was starting to act funny so I thought I would replace both the fill valve and the flapper since they are relatively inexpensive. I bought these two: Fluidmaster 400ARHR High ...
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Toilet flange spacers and closet horn seal

This seems like a silly question but there's some toilet flange spacer kits that include rubber gaskets and I'm wondering if the top gasket needs to contact the toilet on the outside of the closet ...
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Toilet leaking - is it the washer?

My toilet cistern is leaking water straight into the toilet, just as fast as the cistern is filling. I don't know all the terminology but the washer that forms a seal between the pipe that drains down,...
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Toilet tank will not refill after flush unless water valve is closed and reopened

After flushing the toilet won't refill. However if I turn off the water supply and turn it back on the toilet will refill immediately. What is the problem and how do I correct it?
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Toilet valve black rubber seal disintegrating

I have an older Gerber brand toilet. The black rubber seal that looks like a Mason jar lid is crumbling and turning into black goo when touched. Is it easy to replace this? What is the purpose of this ...
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Mysterious toilet leak

We noticed water dripping down the wall below the toilet on the 2nd floor. I assumed it was a leak in the wax ring, especially because the toilet had become slightly loose and rocked slightly when sat ...
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How to fix a toilet that no longer swooshes when it is finished flushing?

We recently had our bathtub removed and a full shower installed. A city plumbing inspector did some work downstairs and since then whenever we flush our toilet it sounds as though it is flushing ...
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How can I remove a stubborn screw from a toilet seat?

I would like to install on a one piece Kohler toilet a bidet. When I tried to unscrew the screw from the seat, it just didn't move, not with the screwdriver nor the drill. So I put wd40 but still ...
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Occasionally floor around toilet is very very wet. Why?

A couple of times per week the bathroom floor will be flooded from the toilet. Not sure why since I'm not there when it happens. Can flush the toilet over and over again and everything seems fine. ...
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Toilet won't come off the flange

We need to pull the toilet out. Bolts are out of it, water is disconnected from it. It won't lifting it off, Tried twisting it off, then tried running hot water threw it for an hour and tried to ...
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removing deposits from the toilet bowl

I've had tenants that I guess used the toilet but never flushed. Anyways, I'm unable to remove the yellow/brown deposits from the bowl, they seem to be really hard rock-like formations - I've ended up ...
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A bass tone is coming out of the toilet

There is an eerie bass sound coming from our flush toilet. It sounds like this. Usually it starts when we sit on the toilet or push it, but sometimes it starts even when we are away. Each time it ...

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