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  1. Plumbing
    I had an issue with Vacuum-assisted toilet. The problem was someone left the bottom plastic cover on the wax donut. The toilet crushed the plastic, and shrunk the outlet circumference. I installed a new bare donut, problem solved. No more clogging. If it's a donut with rubber liner, it's to be...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi My cellar has been infested with anobiids last year and we had guys removing alot of the wood in the basement. But we now realize that this toilet is wood also and probably has anobiids there too. So we have decided to rip out this small toilet. Like most here, I'm a complete newbie to diy...
  3. Plumbing
    If you have a Kohler San Raphael toilet knocking.This Rialto Pressure Lite toilet, creates a conundrum. When it's installed in a place that doesn't have the water pressure to shut the valve. This in terms keeps it building pressure, it exceeds the pressure rating. When you flush the plunger...
  4. Plumbing
    Hi, About 4 years ago, we purchased one of the Costco Water Ridge 2pc toilets that seemed well rated at the time. We got permission to use it in our apartment as we needed the higher seat. After we installed it, a few unrelated toilet line plumbing issues came up in the building. A plumbing...
  5. Flooring
    tldr: what's the wisest way to proceed with levelling this bathroom subfloor over years, after replacing gaskets, replacing the toilet, and using shims under the toilet, i finally began the subfloor replacement in the area beneath the toilet to resolve the toilet not sitting flush and water...
  6. Plumbing
    New (5 year old) toilet with new looking parts won’t flush. It’s not clogged, just keeps running and making a lot of noise. Chain, valve etc. look new so I’m not sure what the issue is. When I try to flush the valve raises as it should and it makes a lot of noise but the water in the bowl...
  7. Plumbing
    We recently bought a 1960's house and have started working on renovating the basement bathroom. The bathroom is on concrete slab and the drain lines are made out of cast iron (photos below). We are replacing the shower and will be adding in a tiled floor before reinstalling the toilet. Here's...
  8. Plumbing
    After about 5 years a new toilet installation is now leaking at the wax seal. It's obvious the wax ring has detached from the bottom of the toilet, letting lots of water seep out, whenever it is flushed. Not a torrent, but more than drips; more like a drizzle for a couple of seconds at each...
  9. Flooring
    I need replace the subfloor underneath the toilet. How would I find out how thick the subfloor is or how many layers there are without ripping it out? The bathroom has vinyl sheet floor and the bathroom is slightly raised from the hallway. I went under the crawlspace to check the depth from the...
  10. Plumbing
    Hi Ran into a problem replacing my toilet. Previous owner installed an extender on the flange as the flange is about an inch below the floor. However, I cannot remove the bolts as it appears as though the extender was installed over the bolts so the keyhole is partially covered by the...
  11. Plumbing
    Any issues with the attached diagram? Code is a toilet must be vented within 6’ (3” drain). Note the 2” wet drain from the sink. Do I need to add another vent? If so, is that an appropriate way to do so?
  12. Plumbing
    Hi, we bought an old cabin in the woods this past spring. We gutted the place, but installed a new toilet bowl only - the tank and water line are not attached. The toilet bowl is connected to septic tank without water. We use buckets from the lake to flush it. We have no other plumbing installed...
  13. Plumbing
    Owned an older house for about 4 years now, and this toilet i've seen questionable grout lines look wet about 4 inches around the base and also has smelled sometimes (that could be from my 5 year old son missing the bowl though, haha). I did some investigating in the basement, and appears at...
  14. Plumbing
    Hello, I am considering adding a bathroom to my basement. I don't have the original blueprint for the house but I am going to assume what I can. The red capped pipe in the back is where I would put the toilet? The black and pvc pipe behind the toilet is for a vent? The red capped with pvc pipe...
  15. Plumbing
    Hey there, I’m replacing my toilet, watched several videos, and all the existing pipes people connect the flange to look to be straight. Of course, I remove my toilet and it appears the existing pvc pipe “flares” I purchased a 3” and 4” plug (for while we do tile work) and neither fit. I’m...
  16. Plumbing
    I have another one for you if youre willing So when I put together that assembly behind the jacks I forgot to fit a small extension collar to bring it to the height of the toilet outlet so now i have this I meant to fit this but forgot... beneath the branch connector behind the toilet seen...
  17. Plumbing
    Hey everyone. So I messed up my plumbing underground for my basement bathroom and my underground comes out too high for my toilet flange. (My slope is perfect I just miscalculated where to start it). It's all cemented and tiled now as you can see in the picture. What would you recommend I do? My...
  18. Plumbing
    Hi. I pulled up my half bathroom's linoleum flooring to replace it with vinyl. The floor is concrete because we are at the bottom floor of a condo building. With the toilet removed, I can see that the hole in the concrete where the closet flange is seems to have a gap where concrete has broken...
  19. Plumbing
    Hello, We have a toilet that makes a loud noise after flushing - happens sporadically. I had a plumber come by - he flushed it multiple times but could not replicate the problem. I finally was able to catch it on video - see the link. Thank you, Chris
  20. Plumbing
    Hopefully this is appropriate for the forum! I certainly think so, but anyhow. I have a leak around the base of a toilet. It seem pretty cut and dried that it must be a bad seal from under the base. So I just took up the toilet, after running to the hardware store and getting a new wax/seal, but...
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