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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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 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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How can I intentionally make my toilet make this noise?

For Halloween I want to haunt my toilets and have them make the noise heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S0zewtkqso How can I do that? I think I would just need to cut a slit in a rubber ...
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Toilet, sink and shower blocked

I live in a block of flats in China. I had a lot of friends over a couple of days ago and since the toilet, sink and shower are all blocked. The water on all those items does go down, but really, ...
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Can I break up the floor of a raised floor basement bathroom without damaging the plumbing?

I have an interesting remodel project. I have an existing basement bathroom - which has a raised concrete floor. The toilet sits on the slab. I am remodeling this to create a bigger bathroom for ...
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How can I replace the seat on my wall-mounted toilet

My toilet seat is broken, so I've had to find a replacement. As it turns out, I need to get inside the bowl to fasten the screws that keep the seat steady. I also need to get inside there to get the ...
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Why won't my toilet hold the refill water?

I know there are several posts on toilet fill valves and supply lines, but I'm afraid that my issue may be much worse. My toilet was draining slowly so I got a professional grade auger and ran it ...
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What are the different parts of a toilet seat called?

I know a toilet seat has two parts but what are they called? Can someone find me a diagram, or just tell me what the two parts are called? I think the top part is the lid...and the bottom part with ...
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How do I deal with a leaking toilet cistern inlet pipe?

Recently there's been an odd, damp smell coming from one of our bathrooms. On further inspection, there seems to be a leak on this pipe where it connects to the bowl (where the little red arrow is). ...
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How to clean a toilet pan properly?

What is the best way to clean my dirty toilet pan without damaging the enamel or something else?
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Toilet Supply Line and Valve Leaking

I had an issue with my bathroom flooding, so I emptied out the toilet (turned off the valve and flushed until it was empty). Then after 2-3 days, the toilet backed up. Yech. Anyway, I re-opened the ...
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Why don't new flush valve seals have the same bump in them as the original?

I recently replace a flush valve seal: I noticed the old one had a quarter inch "bump" on - I had no idea how that would have happened, but to me seemed to explain why the seal was not ...
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Toilet question regarding fungus

I've a toilet like the photo bellow. Do you know what is it and how to remove it? Thank you.
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Toilet Fill Tube Connection

On my toilets, both fill tubes are connected to the OUTSIDE of the overflow tubes, so the stream of water is going directly to the tank. I went ahead and directed the stream to now go into the ...
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How to remove stuck locknut from porcelain toilet?

I'm working to remove the fill valve from my (quite old) Kohler toilet. Drained the tank, unhooked the water supply, now trying to remove the locknut. Trouble is (and forgive me, I'm not sure if this ...
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How would one install a wall-mounted toilet when the original is on a concrete slab?

1973 framed townhome. I can do whatever I want to the slab, which is 4" thick. The current drain for the toilet is standard, but it travels through a 4" slab. The wall behind the toilet(s) ...
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Move toilet rough-in two inches? Floor still open

I have just gutted my bathroom and had the plumber move the toilet to a new location. I just noticed that it is located only 15 inches to center of drain to where the shower glass will be installed. I ...
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Installing flooring in bathroom and new toilet

new homeowner here that decided to take on too many projects while moving in! One of our projects is installing new "peel-and-stick" laminate tiles from Home Depot and are 2mm thick. We are planning ...
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What is wrong with the toilet?

The toilet fills with water when flushed, but it doesn’t go down. Here’s some info: -it’s been over a week. I can’t afford a plumber. -the house is on a concrete slab. The pipes are in or under ...
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Is it safe to flush a high pressure toilet that hasn't been flushed in > 3 years?

The short version is that I have a high-pressure toilet that hasn't been flushed in more than three years. According to my previous tenant, there is a leak in the rubber gasket between the tank area ...
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11/16 OD Toilet shut off

My house is 1920s, New England. its been upgraded and added onto a few times. 2nd floor toilet shut off was leaking. I cut off the valve as I was unable to safely get a torch on it to un-solder it....
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Weird toilet leaks

So my toilet started leaking from the base, so I turned the water off and took the toilet apart. The lip of the flange had broke and the wax ring was gone. Replaced the lip with a metal replacement ...
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Possible explanations for a hissing toilet

Mansfield 1.6 Toilet. Relatively recent (<3 years old) Korky fill. Hissing noises. Water level stable. So, I replaced the drain stack with a new one, new gasket, bolts, etc). Put it all back ...
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Installing a Bidet and now the coupling (connector) leaks. I may have damaged the connecting plastic pipe

I bought a bidet online. Don't really do handy work, but it looked simple enough. Get everything set up, but the final step, connecting the cold water t adapter, was a bit tough. I was struggling and ...
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Is it normal for a siphon in a toilet cistern to tilt to the side when the toilet is flushed?

I've noticed some cisterns have siphon units that are not secured at the top. Every time the toilet is flushed, the top of the siphon moves or tilts to one side. For example, in the following youtube ...
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Cast iron pipe is too low to a use gasketed toilet flange replacement

While removing the toilet the The previous flange came off with it. We suspect that is what was causing a leaking issue on the ceiling below. So we went to replace it with an extender flange but the 4 ...
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How to stop 2nd floor toilet from bubbling when 3rd floor toilet is flushed?

I have a building with 3 floors (1 unit in each floor). When I flush the 3rd floor toilet, bubbles come out of the second floor toilet. How do I stop 2nd floor floor toilet from bubbling? In general, ...
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toilet basin rattling valve

our toilet water basin valve makes a terrible rattling noise when filling up with water. It's the left side tube making that. Any idea about possible solutions beyond calling a plumber and replacing ...
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toilet is constantly running water to tank but won’t fill

My toilet is constantly running and water is pouring into tank but won’t fill and toilet won’t flush
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What is this ridge inside my toilet flange? Do I need to replace it?

Does this toilet flange need to be replaced? There is a weird gap within the pipe and I can't tell if its because the flange needs replacement or normal.
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New toilet already clogging?

We recently had our bathroom redone and a new American Standard Colony Elongated toilet installed. The piping wasn’t moved at all, we just put a new toilet in place of where the old one was. I ...
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Center of the flange 13 1/2“ not 10” or 12" what do I do?

I just bought toilet to replace old and it is in my moblehome (hasn't been moved ever, is secured to ground) but the center of the hole where toilet was sitting is 13 1/2", is this going to work?
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Toilet won't fill if water supply is on high

The fill valve on my new toilet guts shuts off instantly if the water supply knob is turned on all the way. FYI my knob only turns a quarter turn to have the water on all the way. It literally ...
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Toilet water input tube getting dislodged

The input water hose in my toilet tank keeps getting dislodged. The pressure of the water coming out of the hose pushes it out at the canister it should fit into. I have heard that there should be ...
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Toilet is leaking around the base [duplicate]

Last Wednesday, my toilet experienced a small leak around the base. I monitored it for a few days and I didn't see the leak again. Today, the toilet leaked around the base again. This time, there was ...
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Why won't either toilet in my mobile home flush?

We have two bathrooms on either side of our trailer. For some reason neither of the toilets want to flush. The back fills up with water, I flush and the water sits in the bowl and doesn't drain at all....
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Intermittent Partial Filling of Tank

The toilet flushes and sometimes has a delay of a few minutes before starting to refill. Then after it is done, it seems like every couple hours it turns on again and partially fills like some water ...

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