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I have a shower and a toilet in my basement which has a

I have a shower and a toilet in my basement which has a suite in it. Recently, the toilet is reported to occasionally have a "burp" when flushed: some water spits out, sometimes as far as the floor. The burp will not happen if the shower is on when the toilet is flushed. The shower is fully tiled in as are the lower half of the bathroom walls and the bathroom floor. There is also a new report about the smell of foul toilet is coming from the shower. I bought the house when it was about 20 years old. It had a laundry and a washroom in the area that is now the bathroom which also has a tub. There was a floor overflow drain in the laundry area that had a foul smell coming from it. I was told to put water down it occasionally as it was likely not connected to the house drainage system.My current tenant does some construction work and is telling me that I need to have a vent to the outside (not necessarily the roof) that is specifically for the toilet as he can be poisoned from the fumes when he opens the bathroom door.Do I need to call a plumber or accept him as a carpenter who will take out my toilet and put in a new vent then replace the toilet.

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I have a Kolher San Raphael toilet K-3384 and I have now

Hi, I have a Kolher San Raphael toilet K-3384 and I have now ordered 2 fill valve kits (Kolher) #1068030. The first one I installed didn't work, no water would come out the water fill plastic tube at the top. I then ordered a new one thinking the old one was defective. I just now finished replacing the defective with a brand new one. The new one will not work as well. What could be the reason once you flush the toilet that no water comes out of the plastic tube at the top? I can still flush the toilet but the bowl doesn't fill up at all. (or very little) I would appreciate any advice from you on this matter.

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I have a toilet seat that my father gave me. He didn't give

I have a toilet seat that my father gave me. He didn't give me the bolts and I've tried to look for the name brand on the seat and can't find it.JA: Sometimes plumbing issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Plumber I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: okJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The covers that go cover the bolts on top twist and lockJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Plumber about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a kohler touchless flush #1224130. On two separate

I have a kohler touchless flush #1224130. On two separate occasions it began flushing itself! The first time cost me several hundred dollars in water bills, as I was out of town. I can't change it to manual as there is no place for a handle. Do I need to get a new toilet?

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My toilet tank runs to fill the tank every 5 minutes. I

My toilet tank runs to fill the tank every 5 minutes. I examine the water storage in the back and see the water ever slowly going down. I look inside the boil and see a tiny trickle starting from the inside top edge of the boil. I replaced the red rubber stopper with a new one as I assumed it had warn down and was no longer covering the open pipe well enough. That didn't work. I don't see anywhere the water is getting into that pipe as the rubber stopper seems to be doing a good job sealing the opening. What else could be happening?Thanks!

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I have been in this house years. Can I use vinegar to clean

I have been in this house for 10 years. Can I use vinegar to clean and keep the drains running properly. Right now everything is running well. If I can and should use vinegar how much should I put in the sinks and how much in the toilets. All my pipes are PVC. The house was built in 2005. It has city water and sewer.

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I am not sure if I have a plumbing problem. I have had my

I am not sure if I have a plumbing problem. I have had my heating and a/c repairman out and no problem found. With no water running , heating and A/C off every once in a while throughout the day a moaning noise is made. It is driving us insane not being able to identify the problem. We have tankless water heaters. Do not know if it is a plumbing problem

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My toilets are making this rattling noise every few minutes-

Hi. My toilets are making this rattling noise every few minutes- even if big used in hours. We will have a plumber gone over, but does this sound like an emergency situation that warrants having someone come asap?

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I lost a ring and necklaces down the toilet and I can't get

HiJA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: I lost a ring and necklaces down the toilet and I can't get it backJA: Sometimes plumbing issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Plumber I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: How do I get the jewelry back? I already took the toilet apartJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Plumber about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: Nothing was there

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