toilet

  1. G

    Flies by the toilet waste pipe

    Hello Started to notice a few of these large flies downstairs and today there are half a dozen all in the downstairs toilet mostly by the waste pipe. Not seen this before but assume there is something around there causing this.. Ideas how best to deal with this? Cheers
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    Toilet does not fully flush

    Hi, I have just moved into a house with a toilet that has a dual flush valve, the type that is screwed into the cistern lid with a plunger on the bottom. It seems to sit too low on the cistern and when I push it it only half flushes the toilet. If I remove it and then push the top of the flush...
  3. S

    Pan Connector + Extension OK to use?

    I'm considering buying a WC that has the spigot 215mm set back from the cistern edge, but my soil pipe comes through the floor, next to the wall. Therefore I will require a standard 90-deg pan connector (e.g. McAlpine CON8) + extension piece (e.g. McAlpine CON-EXT). Will this in any way impact...
  4. S

    Rak Summit WC - Recommended?

    Having spent ages looking across the market, the Rak Summit seemed to the best-fit for my requirement. Thing is, I checked on TrustPilot and Rak get absolutely slated, with many complaining about flushing issues and poor quality ceramics; not specifically related to the Summit though i.e. many...
  5. F

    1 inch gap between wall and toilet - skirting board

    Hi, We have had this toilet installed, but there is skirting board around the room. I was expecting the toilet to sit flush against the wall, but I didn't even think to ask about the skirting board. Is cutting the skirting board where the toilet will be considered best practice? Is there a...
  6. W

    Which brand toilet should I go for?

    Hi I’m renovating my new bathroom and wondering which brand should I go for? In your experience which flush technology is better? Do they splash when flush? Quiet? Easy to broke / leaking? / Ceramic quality What’s your opinion? I don’t like that some toilet require multiple flush, or even...
  7. R

    Toilet problems.

    So I am hoping someone can help me with this? We are currently renting our home and the landlord wants to sell it, so we are looking at problems the house has and trying to figure costs etc… to see if it’s worth our time and money. So… the toilet in the bathroom is on a stud wall with the...
  8. R

    Toilet problems!

    So I am hoping someone can help me with this? We are currently renting our home and the landlord wants to sell it, so we are looking at problems the house has and trying to figure costs etc… to see if it’s worth our time and money. So… the toilet in the bathroom is on a stud wall with the...
  9. R

    Toilet Waste Connection into Concrete Floor

    I am replacing a traditional toilet with a Grohe frame and I need to replace the existing waste connection (see pic below) with the one that comes with the Grohe frame. The connector goes down into the concrete floor and I have no visibility of where it goes/ how it connects. If I just yank it...
  10. DannyDyer

    Wet room - Partially flows towards the door?

    Right so I recently moved into my council flat. It has a wet room. Which has a shower, sink and a bog (toilet). If water from the sink goes on the floor or if you **** on the floor next to the toilet, it will flow past the shower and towards the door… Which obviously will cause issues. i stuck...
  11. P

    Removing dual action push button toilet cistern lid

    I watched seven videos and read numerous instructions and none tell me what I need to know. Have removed both metal push buttons to reveal a central retaining screw between the two plungers which the buttons operate. All the instructions say to unscrew this screw to allow the lid to be removed...
  12. B

    Downstairs WC soil pipe through floor slab

    Hi all, We’d like a toilet downstairs, but there are some isues. Our drains are at the back and feed into the main sewer at the back of our garden, so the existing soil stack (and the new pipe) MUST be at the back (WC goes under the stairs). Unfortunately, our foundation is solid concrete all...
  13. J

    Toilet Issues

    Hi all, I have pretty much zero knowledge about plumbing just FYI. I have three toilets in my house, a downstairs one, big bathroom one and an en-suite one. There was a rattling noise coming from the downstairs toilet whenever the chain had been flushed and the cistern had refilled. I bought a...
  14. K

    Convert downstairs bathroom back to utility?

    Hi all I am wanting to convert our downstairs bathroom (previous owners had council conversion due to immobility) back to a utility room. It has a kind of wet room floor and a large double shower tray that was in a walk in shower. The shower has been removed and for a quick fix we had our...
  15. cwhaley

    90 Degree Flexible Waste Pipe

    Just plumbing in a new downstairs WC in a small extension. Stud walls are up, water feed is connected up and ready to supply the toilet and washing machine but I've hit a bit of a problem working out how to deal with waste from the toilet... The toilet will be backed up against the rear of the...
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    Toilet Flush Handle really stiff and tightening?

    My Mum's toilet handle on the flush seems to be stiffening up? Toilet seems to flush fine, but its stiff to pull down, and hardly rises back into place (its the old style lever type on the cistern) Have included photos of the inside of the cistern. I watched some DIY videos, which said to...
  17. K

    Will a wall hung toilet fit?

    After discovering a leak in behind the sink in the downstairs toilet, I ended up having to take the whole thing out. Wanted to replace the sink at some point anyway, so now is the time. I had thought about replacing the toilet too. Quite like the idea of those wall hung units/concealed ones...
  18. D

    Can't figure out how to remove toilet seat

    Hello, I know most toilet seats have either button locks to release them from the hinges or just screws. But for the life of me I can't figure out how to release the toilet seat pictured. 16347245876091799973375533701959 by diytool posted 20 Oct 2021 at 11:10 AM...
  19. R

    Laying soil pipe under floor

    Hi I'm hoping someone could advise me on what to consider in my case as I'm clueless about such things. We are looking to get a downstairs toilet. The drain is at the back of the house and the stack pipe is internal and is in the middle of the house. We had a professional come out and they said...
  20. M

    Moving downstairs toilet - currently not in the centre.

    Hi All, I'm re-doing the downstairs toilet. So far I've: Ripped out the old toilet suite and sink. Re-routed the CH feed and return from upstairs to come through the garage and through the back wall of the toilet - and I'm going to bury them in the screed (boxed in access for the joints -...
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