Toilets have filling, non-filling or slow-filling problems. Toilet filling issues can be caused by a block with debris, leakage, worn parts like seals, water supply line kinks, fill and drain valve issues, or the water level may need adjustment. A toilet is fairly simple, so inspecting the parts can reveal most problems.
If a bathroom toilet odor cannot be found, there may be a gap between the wax ring and the toilet base.
Toilet clogs may be removed using more water, plunger, closet auger or toilet snake. Floating items stuck up in trap may need a mirror to find and remove them. See the video for solutions.
Toilets are 1.6 gallons today. The old 3.5 gallons are no longer available. The newer toilets do work well.
The toilet venting air can create a toilet geyser when large amounts of air are being pushed into a lower toilet when an upper toilet is flushed. This is usually trapped air in the pipes caused by a clogged vent pipe. The vent is the pipe that runs from your kitchen and bathroom drains and extends through the roof. This lets air flow behind draining water so it does not become air trapped.
Short videos on how to fix toilet problems.
A toilet tank replacement is needed if there is a rough spot on the rim where the flapper sits. The toilet flapper seal is broken if so the toilet leaks inside the tank from this flapper leak, but no water is visible.
Toilet maintenance stops more than faucet leaks as obvious costs to the water bill, drip, drip, drip . . . penny, penny, penny, no wonder that bill gets so high $$.
The toilet flange may be the cause of a toilet leak at the base of the toilet. Tightening the bolts will reveal a loose mounting bolt, leading to finding a broken toilet flange. A flange saver will fix it.
A low-boy toilet is more complex than most, but parts are available to repair the low-boy toilet. The Briggs low-boy toilet repair with a Case ballcock is easy enough. There are at least four plumbing suppliers in the Detroit area that stock Case parts including Gilbert’s Hardware.
Some people think an old toilet from the 1950’s has seen it’s last days. Sometimes the water will spin around and almost overflow before it flushes. I tried to clean the jets around the bowl with a coat hanger but without any better results.