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    How can I test if my toilet is leaking?

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    How can I go about testing whether my toilet is leaking? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

    Asked by Lou on 6th May 2022
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    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "The best way I find is to put a big piece of tissue under the collar of the pan at the back were the water goes out wen you flush it ,if you see any drips or it gets wet then you know it's coming from there and it's either the pan connector or it's the toilet cistern that sits on top of the pan"

    Answered on 1st Jul 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Herts 24/7 Plumbing and Heating LTD

    "hi there
    how can you test if my toilet is leaking
    depending on where it is leaking
    1. stop using it, isolate it at the isolation valve at the toilet if there is one
    watch the water level in the pan if it lowers there will be a crack in the pan
    2. if that's, not the issue then try to get to the cistern on the back of the toilet and sponge all the water out until the cistern is dry, only put buckets of water down the toilet instead of flushing through the back of the pan as it could be the cistern leaking on a fitting on the back of the toilet leaking

    hope this helps"

    Answered on 8th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Kkhheating

    "Put a dye in the water and hopefully you will see it leaking"

    Answered on 9th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Imanplumber service Ltd

    "Turn off all the taps and check the water meter still moving then your toilet is leaking"

    Answered on 6th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Transform Bathrooms

    "Hi. A toilet can leak from three main places: 1. The feed into the cistern, 2. The flush connection between cistern and pan, and, 3. The soil (outlet at back of pan). If the feed is leaking the copper or plastic feed pipe (and often connected by a service valve) will be wet. Check that. If the toilet is leaking via the flush, the wider pipe which joins the cistern to the pan will be dripping water down onto the floor or soil pipe below it. This can leak only when you flush, or leak all the time even when the flush is not operated. The third scenario, whereby your soil pipe is leaking, is best detected by the foul-smelling water which will be settling on the floor behind the toilet. I would say this leak is distinctly recognisable and characterised by the fact that you would have poo and wee on your bathroom floor. I hope this helps."

    Answered on 6th May 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report

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