Toilet bowl water level

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by inovermyhead, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. inovermyhead

    inovermyhead New Member

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    How can I adjust the water in the bowl. I have "dry bowl" and smells..
  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    There is a small refill tube that comes off from rhe ballcock or fill valve inside the toilet tank. There has to be a stream of water that comes out of that tube. And that stream of water has to be directed to the tank overflow. The overflow may be a tube standing near the flapper or it may be a part of the tank casting.
    Look and see.......
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  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If the fill tube is in place, then the other determining factor is the height of the bend of the trapway.
    The top of the bend, is like a "dam" holding water in the bowl.
    The water will not go higher than the dam.
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The water level in the BOWL is not adjustable. Possibly you are getting no refill from the tank; also possible is a bad vent causing siphomn action, or a crack in the throat of the toilet/
  5. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    water spots

    booster....what is a water spot?
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    spot

    The surface area, and Terry whose toilet is that a cutaway of? It comes awfully close to being double trapped.
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    That's a Briggs Vacuity.

    Though it's becoming a trend for leaving some water in the lower trapway to create more siphon.
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