Toilet tank fills but slowly drains w/o refilling

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I'll have to check at the hardware store to see if they have the dye/coloring that won't stain the bowl.

Geof, as far as I can tell there are no cracks in the overflow tube, but the nut at the bottom might be loose. When my friend comes over to change the gasket out I'll have him check to make sure everything is ok with the overflow nut. I'm not comfortable pulling it myself bc I am a total monkey & would probably drop the tank.

I ordered a bit for my drill to cut inside pipes so I can remove the old flange. I need to find where I put the new flange I purchased so I can have it ready to put in place for when we change out the toilets when the new toilet arrives. We can examine the old toilet to see if we can figure out what is causing the leak. I'm hoping that putting the tower flush mechansim in will stop the leaking.
 

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Back to the ADA height toilet. With my bad knees, I've replaced all my toilets with the higher toilets. Visitors and family love them, all except my 8 year old granddaughter. She is afraid of falling either off or in!
 

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I much prefer the ADA height toilets but some of my friends are short & are only 5' & find taller toilets uncomfortable so we want to have the 14-1/2" height toilet in the guest bathroom. It's possible that once we get the place fixed up enough my friend might bring his daughter over too & the ADA height would be too tall for her. I'm hoping to get it to the stage where we can have house guests again. Right now I'm waiting on the stuff to arrive.

As an aside, I see the Flooringforum is down. Rusty said servers changed & no one can get in. I load it and it says "Sorry, forum software is being updated. it should be back online and looking a little bit different soon. Please keep checking back."
I wonder how long "soon" will be. Last night it kept telling me "something went wrong" when I tried to load it.
 

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Just a thought,at stores wete wheel chairs and hadicapped equipment are sold tjey also sell toilet seats that are much thicker bringing up the seat height that way..........
 

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Geof, I showed my mother the thicker toilet seats and she hated them. I'm going to put a Kohler Zofa Softclose seat on it for her. It's a discontinued seat with closed cell foam that is never cold to the touch & it doesn't stick to skin the way plastic does. It's also cushiony so it's comfortable to sit on.
 

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Geof, I showed my mother the thicker toilet seats and she hated them. I'm going to put a Kohler Zofa Softclose seat on it for her. It's a discontinued seat with closed cell foam that is never cold to the touch & it doesn't stick to skin the way plastic does. It's also cushiony so it's comfortable to sit on.
Thats a good idea........
 

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I'm attempting to delete my cache now, but it's being very slooooow. I'll see if that works.

Geof, it is a very comfortable seat. Unfortunately, they didn't anticipate that it is pretty much impossible to clean. Skin oils soak in to it and it discolors over time. I tried using hydrogen peroxide, bleach, etc and it didn't get the stains off. That is probably why they discontinued it, but it is still my favorite toilet seat for the comfort. The foam part comes off for you to wash it. I wonder if they still have any replacement foam parts available from Kohler. The seat also has a quick release to remove the whole seat to wash or if you need to remove it to clean the bowl/rim better.
 

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New toilet arrived. Tank and bowl appear to be undamaged despite post office putting the tank upsidedown (even though it had an arrow indicating which direction was up). Had a time unboxing them because my cats decided to climb in and on the boxes. I decided to film the opening of the boxes in case they were cracked & I could show they were cracked before opening. Fortunately, they aren't as they were packed very well. Tank came in a larger box than the bowl did. I just need to find some time to get my friend over to help me with replacing the closet flange (in case I need a 2nd set of hands or stronger hands).
I'm debating moving everything out of the room, putting a thin layer of luan down, and putting the sheet vinyl down before setting the new toilet in place, but it's a lot of work.
 

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