DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > low water

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2006, 07:33 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 4
Default low water


We just moved into a house and realize the water in the bowl of our toilet is VERY low, barely covering the drain hole. My wife and I are wondering if there is a way to increase the water level in the bowl.

nicalotapi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 10:50 AM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 409

Interesting question.... Probably some experts out there who will know better but I've always presumed water level in the bowl was a function of the trap height. This means its non adjustable for any given toilet. I wonder if wear could make the trap height shorter causing this problem? Possibly the suction could artifically lower the level but that could be somewhat adjusted by the extra flow going down the overflow tube while the tank is filling?
CraigFL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 11:49 AM  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 44

One possibility is that the small (usually) black hose that comes off the ball cock or fill valve in the tank and attaches to the drain is not connected to the drain.

The purpose of this 'bowl refill tube' is to add water directly to the bowl.

If the fill hose is missing or not connected to the drain, not enough water will enter the bowl and hence the water level will be too low.

Here's another view:

Last edited by manhattan42; 07-17-2006 at 11:59 AM.
manhattan42 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Kenmore water softener brine tank full of water kb8wfh Plumbing Forum 3 04-12-2014 03:37 PM
Can bath water or water from a washing machine be used to water the lawn? dylanalexander55 General Home Improvement Discussion 3 08-10-2012 06:32 AM
MUST I replace a hot water heater that got water damage from Hurricane Irene? Seidperson Plumbing Forum 2 09-12-2011 07:12 PM
Basement water leak due to a submersible sump pump failing in a water well stanigator Plumbing Forum 1 05-18-2009 05:27 PM
can I reuse hot/cold water flex lines on gas water heater? gordon Plumbing Forum 2 12-14-2008 01:16 PM

Newest Threads