I have two bathrooms with identical toilets. One quietly swirls the
water away and does a great job of flushing. The other sort of "dumps"
all the water into the bowl where it crashes around before exiting.
This toilet does a worse job of removing the contents. Since the
toilets are the same brand and age and design, i.e. identical in every
way, I am wondering if there is something I can adjust or fix to make
the non-swirler come over to the swirling camp.
Any suggestions from anyone would be appreciated.
Look for mineral build up clogging the water outlets. Most current
toilets seem to be siphon jets if so you will have outlets around the top of
the bowl and one large on towards the front under the water level.
You also should, as noted, check the mechanism under the lid to see if
there is any difference between the two.
how old is the toilet.. it might be blocked up with water
deposits(minerals) and it the little holes under the rim of the bowl
might be blocked.. gotta get a small screwdriver and scrape all this
gunk out of the holes to let it flow more easily......
These toilets are both 3 years old, Universal-Rundle 1.6. However, the
"bad" one has seen much more use than the "good" one. But, it has
never worked the same since day 1. Could something (like wax gasket,
etc.) be caught up in the holes or the passages? The plumber had to
replace the bottom part of the bad toilet because the tile guys broke
it. I have replaced the flapper valve on the bad one, it was leaking.
Otherwise, they have identical tank innards and maintain the same
firstname.lastname@example.org (Roscoe Coaltrain) wrote in message
Could be something partially blocking. Excess wax may have been
used and is choking off the bowl outlet at the flange. Run a
"closet auger" thru the bowl and see if that helps.
Try the "bucket test". Rapidly dump several full buckets
of water into the bowl. If the water goes right down and
no sign of overflowing, it is not a drainage problem.
Long shot..the bowl may have a factory flaw.
Are you sure that the bowl is exactly the same as the 'good" one?
Especially on the 1.6's, the bowl must be designed specifically for the
tank. If your plumber replaced the original bowl with a different one, this
could account for your problem.
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Few minutes?! Like 500?
I've confronted plumbers with complaints like "swirls, but doesn't
glug" and "glugs, but doesn't swirl right." I made a tool from a
coathanger to ream out the little holes under the rim. I do this every
6 months or so (soft water) and the toilet both swirls and glugs.
Take a mirror and check the two toilets, under the rim.
If one toilet has been used more, there will be white calcium or lime built
up in the holes under the toilet rim, where the water comes out.
Clean these with a bent coathanger, and it should fix things.
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First, pour a cup of vinegar down the overflow tube.
Few hours later, with toilet not being use, use the
coathanger if you wish, or a piece of plastic-clad wire
of the right size.
I use a .22 caliber gun cleaning brush.
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