How much water does it take to flush a toilet?

Answer Toilets installed in the United States after 1994 are low-flow, and require 1.6 gallons to flush. Toilets installed before 1994 require 3 gallons of water to flush. Flushing your toilet less frequ... Read More »

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HELP! Water at top of toilet should I flush it?

Don't flush, wait 15 minutes to see if the water goes down a bit. When it's about 4 inches below the top it's safe to stick a plunger in without having the displaced water spill out.

How much water does a gerber toilet use with one flush?

Gerber makes several high efficiency toilets. The Avalanche uses 1.28 gallons of water for each flush. The Maxwell Dual Flush HET uses either 1.1 (for liquids) or the same 1.6 gallons (for solids) ... Read More »

When you flush the toilet the shower water gets hot why?

Answer Code allows your plumber to supply three fixtures using 1/2 tubing. In most bathrooms, you only have three fixtures (tub/toilet/lavatory). So most plumbers only run 1/2 pipe to supply the ba... Read More »

When I flush my toilet it overflows. Sometimes the water backs up onto & tub(eewwww) do I need a plumber?

Holly, you're in trouble. Call in a Roto-Rooter/Plumber and don't listen to the Drano ideas. This is a main line issue not a plumbing fixture issue. The tub, shower and toilet lines are not supp... Read More »