What Do I Need to Know About Toilets

Are you in the market for a new toilet and need to know which type and model is best for you? Do you need instructions on how to replace and install a toilet? Do you want to know the most common toilet issues and how to fix them? Or perhaps you want to know more about that device you use every day?

Then, you have come to the right place. We recently purchased a new house in Lewes, Delaware, and realized that I don’t know much about many things in my home. Toilets are just one of the many topics I need to learn more about. This was useful for me and I hope you find it helpful.

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Selection of Resources About Toilets

A brief history of toilets

We all use it every day, so might as well know a little bit about its history. This TedEd video goes over the history of the toilet and how waste management has evolved from ancient Mesopotamia to modern day.

How does a siphon work in a toilet

Richard Tretheway, from This Old House, demonstrates how siphons work in a toilet. This simple ingenious device is key to how toilets work.

So, you’re thinking of buying a new toilet

There are a lot of details to know before you buy a toilet, from features, colors, shapes, size, and gallons per flush to mention a few. Greg Chick, a professional plumber, talks about how to select a new toilet.

MAP testing demo video

Water conservation concerns have affected toilet flushing performance. But how do you know which models do well? MAP has tested over 2500 toilet models and offers the data for free.

Just go to the MAP website and search for the models you are considering purchasing.

Toilet Shopping 101

You probably want to take a look at the different models available. There are several designs at various price ranges. This video gives an idea of what is available in stores.

How To Fix Common Toilet Problems

Lowe’s shows us how to diagnose and fix common toilet problems, including a toilet that won’t flush or won’t flush completely, a toilet that won’t stop running, or a leaky toilet.

Common Toilet Leaks | How To Find My Toilet Leak

The topic of toilet leaks is important enough to dedicate its own video to it. Russ from DIY On The House goes over 8 common toilet leaks you can troubleshoot.

How to Replace and Install a Toilet

When you are ready to replace and install a toilet, this video will come in handy. Based on the comments on Youtube, this is one of the best videos on the topic.

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