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Old 03-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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Is there any logical reason why my toilet spits on my ankles? When I flush the toilet it will spit out a drop or two of water and for some reason it always hits me no matter how much I jump around. I am getting pretty disgusted with this and want to fix it, is there anything I can do besides replace the toilet?



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Old 03-15-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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Either you need a new wax gasket assembly around the base of your toilet, or change your food choices.



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Old 03-15-2010, 06:55 PM   #3
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Is there any logical reason why my toilet spits on my ankles? When I flush the toilet it will spit out a drop or two of water and for some reason it always hits me no matter how much I jump around. I am getting pretty disgusted with this and want to fix it, is there anything I can do besides replace the toilet?
That's pretty disgusting.
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If you have to jump around alot, I'd also have a doctor check you for STD's!

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Either you need a new wax gasket assembly around the base of your toilet, or change your food choices.
What would tha wax ring have to do with this? It spits out of the bowl not from under the toilet.

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That's pretty disgusting.
Tell me about it! I am the one getting spit on.

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If you have to jump around alot, I'd also have a doctor check you for STD's!
Hmmm... an STD? Scrambling fromToilet Disorder?
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I apologize for my assumption. I'd just spend a few bucks and purchase a new toilet. Is it old?

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Old 03-16-2010, 12:58 PM   #7
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Use a mirror and check the holes under the rim that allow the water from the tank to the bowl. Sometimes mineral deposits can hang up there and cause a "lip" that catches water and redirects it to places other than the bottom of the bowl.

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I apologize for my assumption. I'd just spend a few bucks and purchase a new toilet. Is it old?
The house was built in 97 so I assume it is the original.

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Use a mirror and check the holes under the rim that allow the water from the tank to the bowl. Sometimes mineral deposits can hang up there and cause a "lip" that catches water and redirects it to places other than the bottom of the bowl.
Checked and they are clean, I think it is happening when I flush and the rush of water hits the standing water in the bowl and it causes a splash. Looks like I will finally go grab a new toilet.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:20 PM   #9
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Wow! You seem to be having all sorts of plumbing issues.
Good thing you have skills and don't have to hire a plumber.
Do you have a standard type of toilet with a flapper or is it one with a pressurized tank. The pressurized ones have a tendency to splash.
Buy American Made if you get a new one.
Kohler is what we usually put in.

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could you post some pictures of the toilet?



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