I was searching for info on how to lower the water in my toilet bowl and came across this forum. After reading your posts, there is still much confusion. My reason for wanting the water lowered is the simple fact that I cannot clean the toilet sufficiently with the water level just below the rim, plus our toilet seems to take an extremely long time to finish running after the flush. Please respond with a remedy to lower the water a little so that I can clean the dang thing. I also cannot place one of the gel cleaning/fresheners inn there because they are gone in just a few hours and being that this is my husband's toilet I need the continuous cleaning/freshening help. Thank you
If your water level is just below the rim, that would seem to imply a clogged toilet. However you flush successfully. That means that you do not have a clogged toilet. Therefore the problem would seem to be in the design of the toilet. You cannot fill a non-clogged toilet higher than its design water level. The only good cure for that is to replace the toilet.
You might be able to work around the problem by limiting the bowl refill. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fluidmast...-215/202510400
Alternatively, get the Fluidmaster 8300P8 Flush 'N' Sparkle Toilet Bowl Cleaning System. The one with the white cartridge -- not blue or green. It keeps the bowl cleaner without having to stick something in the bowl.
Last edited by Reach4; 10-30-2013 at 02:14 PM.
A typical toilet bowl is sort of like a teapot...you can only put so much water into it before the excess goes out the spout down the drain or overflows onto the floor because it is clogged. BUT, toilets are designed for the bowl to BE full (and that's often about 5-6" from the rim on most toilets). As explained above, if everything is working properly, there's no way to lower the bowl water level and expect it to still flush properly.
It would be a very strange toilet design if it was full to just below the rim...there's something else going on here that needs to be fixed.
Important note - I'm not a pro
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