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Help identify a musty smell in a bathroom?

Our small main floor 2-piece bathroom has had a musty smell for the last couple of months. We can't seem to identify the source and aside from the smell there is no sign that anything is wrong. We had a plumber in and he spotted a very small amount of (orangy coloured) mould inside the toilet tank, but even after cleaning that up with MoldEx the smell has not abated. What could it be? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Oct 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Please help me unclog my toilet of shame

Please help me unclog my toilet of shame [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2013 - 37 answers

Why is our toilet drain pipe so incredibly loud?

Plumbing filter: Why is there an incredibly loud noise on the first floor when the second floor toilet is flushed, and can this be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Mallenroh on Oct 26, 2012 - 13 answers

my toilet is talking back to me

After fixing a clog last week, my toilet is making loud gurgling sounds each time it flushes. Can you help me fix it? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Oct 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Rubber behind the toilet sprung a leak - can I fix it by myself?

Toilet has a rubber piece that sprung a leak - help [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Mar 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Why does my toilet hate poop?

I have a rather...sticky situation happening in the bathroom regarding poop and my new toilet. Please help before I die of embarassment! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 - 30 answers

PlumberFilter: I have turned a big toilet leak into a small one. How can I stop it entirely?

I have replaced the flapper, flush valve, overflow tube, spud washer, bolts, and gaskets. A big leak (spontaneous refilling every 1-2 hours) has become a small leak (2" drop in water level in 12 hours). Now what should I do to make it stop entirely? [more inside]
posted by mausburger on Oct 17, 2011 - 18 answers

Anything else to be done with this clogged toilet/shower?

What to do with my clogged toilet/shower? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Wastewater Woes

Why does the toilet in my basement overflow when I use the dishwasher or take a shower? [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Aug 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Flush, burp, flush, burp, flush... WTF?

Moaning Myrtle is living in my toilet. Please help me debug. [more inside]
posted by range on Jun 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Flushed

I'm looking for a good plumbing supply store, preferably in lower Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Feb 18, 2011 - 3 answers

How do toilet seat hinges work?

If I unscrew my toilet seat hinges, will I be able to screw them back on? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jan 12, 2011 - 9 answers

I knew it was too good to be true

Flushable cat litter has clogged the toilet. I'm housesitting and broke, and plunging is not helping. Help? [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns on Jan 10, 2011 - 23 answers

Clogged Toilet Question

I'm troubleshooting, DIY, a clogged toilet. Here's what is happening. What does it mean? (BTW, I have barely any experience with toilets, and while I have plumbed for a summer, I do not have any real knowledge of household plumbing). [more inside]
posted by scunning on Sep 17, 2010 - 13 answers

No, I will not tell the story.

I clogged the toilet with a 6" piece of carrot. (Yes, that was dumb.) Anything I should try before calling the plumber? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Aug 27, 2010 - 20 answers

San Francisco Plumbing Nightmare

San Francisco Plumbing Nightmare [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on May 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Toilet trouble

This clogged toilet is giving me hell....help! [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Mar 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Noisy toilet sounds like it wants to leave the station - help!

My toilet has started to make a "chugging" sound, like a choo-choo, shortly after I flush. What to do? [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Feb 26, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I make my toilet flush completely?

Toilet Filter: After putting down a new floor and re-installing, my toilet won't flush all the way. I've completely rebuilt the guts (new fill mechanism, new flush valve, new flapper), I've maximized the tank fill, plunged and augerred, and even used muriatic acid to clean the jets (though I might not have done it correctly), with no results. (More Inside...) [more inside]
posted by milkman on Feb 9, 2010 - 13 answers

I want to stop wasting water

How can I get my toilet to fill up all the way to the waterline? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Nov 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Don't mean to pry...

Need to replace a toilet seat. The hardware seems to be fixed fast to the throne; the screw is all rusty, there's a plastic-y sort of nut that has resisted all my attempts to pry off with a wrench. Would really like to do this myself and avoid having to call in a plumber. [more inside]
posted by lgandme0717 on Nov 22, 2009 - 20 answers

Ack! My do-it-myself bidet is not a feature...

[PlumbingFilter] Ack! The toilet sprang a leak and is now acting like an impromptu bidet when flushed! What is the proper way to fix this? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Sep 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Home repair referrals in Minneapolis please.

I need a referral to a plumber in Minneapolis who can do a good job replacing my 1930 toilet. Also need a roof repair, sidewalk, and tree removal. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Sep 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Dual Flush Toilet

The latest issue of Good made me feel like I use water wastefully. Is it more cost/eco-effective to retrofit my existing toilets with a dual-flush kit, or should I go for a latest-gen low-flow dual flush toilet. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Aug 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Is my new toilet okay?

I replaced a toilet about a week ago and since then I've been hearing little pings in the bathroom-- like what you might hear coming from a cooling ceramics kiln. I've noticed it three times. There are no visible cracks in the toilet. Is this normal? Or is my new Plebe (seriously!) toilet going to suddenly bust up?
posted by Mayor Curley on Dec 16, 2008 - 6 answers

How much does 24 hours of constantly running toilet water cost?

How much higher would a water utility bill be with a toilet that runs 24 hours a day? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Aug 9, 2008 - 11 answers

The Hole is Just Too Small, Mommy!

AskMe, I need a new toilet! The one we have now just isn't cutting it, so to speak... [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jul 2, 2008 - 20 answers

What should I try before I take the plunge and bring in a plumber?

My toilet blocks repeatedly, what to do? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Jun 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Water Torture

Any plumbing jedi masters out there? Our toilet cistern drips and it's DRIVING US CRAZY!! [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Nov 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Number 1 all fun - Number 2 don't do!

FlushFilter:Toilet has a lazy flush (i.e. going down slowly) - I think the problem might be a clog that is bulding up, but a plunger and closet auger (i.e. a snake) don't seem to do the trick. What now? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Oct 22, 2007 - 18 answers

Repairing toilet flange and installing new toilet

We need to either repair or replace the toilet flange. If you'll look at the photos you will see that there is also a fairly decent sized hole in the foundation from when the flange was replaced before or when it was installed. I have several questions that I'm hoping one of you mefites can help me with since I'm completely clueless about plumbing. [more inside]
posted by GlowWyrm on Jul 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Pimp my potty

I want to fear my toilet. Have a seat and grab the sports section while I explain. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jul 23, 2007 - 14 answers

Is this crack a sign that my toilet is about to crack?

Is my toilet about to crack into two pieces? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 17, 2007 - 23 answers

How can I get my toilet to flush?

Why is my toilet refusing to fill up completely? [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on Nov 15, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I remove marks left by a metal drain snake inside a toilet bowl, below the waterline?

How do I remove marks left by a metal drain snake inside a toilet bowl, below the waterline?
posted by NortonDC on Jan 2, 2004 - 8 answers

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