Crooked Toilet !! Slow Flow ???? - Posted by ablelearner

Posted by Tom-FL on June 19, 2005 at 20:15:47:

That’s certainly worth the $100.

Crooked Toilet !! Slow Flow ??? - Posted by ablelearner

Posted by ablelearner on June 19, 2005 at 18:17:35:

Can a toilet mounted on the floor kinda crooked-like cause a slow flow down the drain at flush time??


Re: Crooked Toilet !! Slow Flow ??? - Posted by CedricR.

Posted by CedricR. on June 21, 2005 at 09:58:28:

In one of my rentals, there was a double-handful of plastic stemmed Q-Tips, one disposable razor and a used condom hung up at the bottom of the toilet flange impeding the flow of water. Some people just don’t know the only things you should put in a toilet are…

  1. That’s-why-they-call-it-toilet-paper.
  2. Something previously eaten.

Thank you!

I always wanted to know where the crooked - Posted by Tom Kirby (p.a)

Posted by Tom Kirby (p.a) on June 20, 2005 at 06:13:38:

man lived. Was it really a crooked mile to his house?
:). Only kidding.

There are small holes under the rim, when they get clogged with deposits that will hamper the flow. Take a metal coat hanger and clean those holes out.

Re: Crooked Toilet !! Slow Flow ??? - Posted by Kenn

Posted by Kenn on June 19, 2005 at 19:34:23:

Also, flush the toilet first and hold the flapper up so as much water as possible drains out of the tank. Then use a plunger to force the water out of the bowl. Then follow Killer Joe’s instructions. I usually set the toilet in the bathtub on some newspapers. Tip the toilet over and use a putty knife to scrape all of the old wax ring off. Wear disposal gloves, you never know what germs might lurk there!!


Don’t forget to shut the water off first!!! - Posted by Cletus

Posted by Cletus on June 19, 2005 at 18:50:57:

KJ likes to live dangerously…you’ll have to disconnect the water line as well.


Re: Crooked Toilet !! Slow Flow ??? - Posted by Killer Joe

Posted by Killer Joe on June 19, 2005 at 18:34:50:

Yes it can. There is a wax ring that seals the toilet to the flange of the drain pipe at floor level. If your toilet has moved from the original location the wax ring could be deformed. Remove the two nuts on either side of the toilet and pick the toilet striaght up and place it on a towel or some other piece so as not to damage the floor tiles or equiv.

Remove the wax ring and clean the flange, check the toilet side also. Replace the ring with a new one (they are REALLY cheap) and carefully lower the toilet onto the new ring making sure the two bolts attaching it to the flange are in the proper place. (You might want to replace the bolts at this time, as well)

Put the nuts onto the bolts snugly, and sit on the toilet to help seat the wax ring. Tighten the bolts, but do not over tighten them. Once the toilet will no longer move or rock, that should be tight enough.

Now pay yourself $100. That’s what a plumber charged a friend of mine to do the same thing.


Re: Crooked Toilet !! Slow Flow ??? - Posted by detail

Posted by detail on June 20, 2005 at 20:11:53:

One minor detail to Killer’s instructions: stick the wax ring to the toilet first and then lower toilet down over the bolts. Then you know the seal is perfectly fitted to the toilet’s hole.

Hey now, aren’t we investors just special? :wink:

Re: Be sure - Posted by Ed Copp (OH)

Posted by Ed Copp (OH) on June 19, 2005 at 20:06:11:

to turn the water off before you start this repair.