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Moving/Rotating a bathroom toilet

You have two options without a complete overhaul... #1 - buy a floating vanity. One without cabinets at bottom. Your knees are simply under sink. Still not optimal since when you get up you are ...
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Moving/Rotating a bathroom toilet

Am alternative suggestion: it is probably much easier to move the sink than the toilet, if there's space to move it or rotate it.
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Moving/Rotating a bathroom toilet

We had this issue (it was a code violation) and had done exactly what you are asking. I like the suggestion by @ruskes to get a round toilet (and the comments about getting a design that has a more ...
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Moving/Rotating a bathroom toilet

That would be quite a job. First the toilet tank will dictate how much you can turn the toilet (not much as I can see). You have the wrong type (elongated) vs round toilet. Round are used in smaller ...
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When can I safely caulk a toilet after install?

If you want to detect the leak, determine the floor level first to find out which way will it leak. Main reason for Wax seal leaking is when toilet rocks. Caulking will help preventing that. If you ...
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Why is toilet running every few minutes?

If the water level is not high enough to go down the overflow tube, it has to be seeping past the flapper. To verify that put some strong brewed coffee in the tank and wait. If the water in the bowl ...
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How can I prevent the flush arm in my toilet tank from getting under the flap?

The arm shouldn't drop that low. I suspect that a part is broken. You can fix this a few ways: Replace the hardware. Overhaul kits are fairly inexpensive. You may be able to replace just the lever ...
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Moving/Rotating a bathroom toilet

It depends on how the flange looks. You might not have to rotate the flange all. It might have slots that let you position the toilet in any angular position. My recommendation is to take the toilet ...
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Toilet tank level rises slowly

Refill valve appears to work normally Nope, it just leaks slowly enough that you think that. It fills to level quickly, and then keeps filling slowly based on your problem statement. You have a leak ...
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Do I need to remediate the existing drain waste vent system in my bathroom?

The current venting is not correct, and very likely forbidden in your jurisdiction. Your observation that it has been fine so far reflects the reality of normal use, and most likely your lower ...
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Space under toilet base

Yes, your gap is normal. Finding your old bathroom floor both flat and level would be a lucky find. The answer to your caulking question is somewhat of an opinion. You don't want water from the ...
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Plumbing Toilet Jet Rims, One Hole bigger than others?

It is not unusual for the holes under the rim to be non uniform. You said it is not causing a problem. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Plumbing Toilet Jet Rims, One Hole bigger than others?

If you have a uniform ring of holes around the top rim, all facing downward, it is normal to have slight variations in size, but not so much that you would notice unless you were inspecting closely. ...
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Flange is 2 inches below flooring level. Help!

Take 2 inch plywood, or two 1 inch plywood Cut it in a circle (so it looks like doughnut) and it fits over the toilet drain. Screw it in the concrete floor with concrete screws, you need 3 screws, but ...
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My toilet has a weak flush

Take a bucket and fill it with around a gallon and 1/2 of water. Pour it quickly into the toilet bowl. If it flushes fine the issue is with the water flow from your tank to the bowl. The water outlets ...
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Plumbing Toilet Jet Rims, One Hole bigger than others?

Does the hole look like it's chipped, or does the glazing smoothly cover it? If it looks chipped, then it's most likely chipped. If it looks factory original, then it probably is.
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Downstairs bubbling toilet when upstairs shower runs

That's a venting problem - either clogged vents, (inclusive of stuck mechanical vents and pipe type vents with obstructions) or built wrong in the first place with inadequate venting.
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Toilet tank level rises slowly

Your fill valve isn't sealing tight and water is leaking into the tank. Just replace the fill valve, easier than trying to find parts plus you'll probably break something if you do try to replace ...
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