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The water temp in the shower is determined by the mix of hot and cold water that runs thru the showerhead at any given moment. When we wish to raise the water temp- we simply limit the flow of cold water, thereby slightly changing this mix.

When we flush the toilet, its water tank immediately (and automatically) start to refill. Refilling obviously takes (cold) water straight from our home Plumbing. If our plumbing consists of narrow pipes (or if its partly clotted), the water which is drawn by the toilet refill process runs at the expense of other water consumers - such as the shower. This, in turn, practically limits the amount of cold water thar runs to the showerhead, hence changing its temp.

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Because it effects the water pressure of the shower. This causes the temperature of the water in the shower to also change.


Because the two pipes are connected, and the shower is farther down the line than the toilet. So when you flush, you are hearing the water from the toilet pass by your tub. This is also why you will have sewage in your tub if your waste water line is extremely backed up.


Install a new pressure balancing valve in shower which helps with problem.


When you take a shower, you're mixing a combination of hot and cold water to make a comfortable temperature for the shower water. A toilet draws only off the cold water system. In older or poorly designed plumbing systems, when you flush the toilet, the cold water is pulled by toilet, so the water coming through the shower is only drawing from the hot water tank.


dont flush the toilet for a week and take a shower twice a month


They share the same drain system. Be thankful that flush water etc from the toilet does not bubble in the bath or shower. But it is a badly designed system, it shouldn't happen.


You use anywhere from 1 cup of water to 5 cups of water to flush the toilet. This is per time you flush the toilet.


If the toilet works each time on one flush, they use roughly half the water of a standard toilet. You would then use half as much a month on the toilet. They do not always flush completely on the first flush and the toilet is only a part of the water bill.


The average toilet today uses about 1.5 gallons of water per flush


A water cistern is the part of a toilet that holds water which is then used to flush the toilet.


family feud answers: shower, take a bath, flush toilet, water plants, wash hands, drink water


Shower, Shower heads can usually allow anywhere between 2.5 and 5 gallons of water a minute. Toilets can use this volume in a single flush. As most showers last longer than one minute the shower volume is considerably higher.


hi im on city water and toilet isn't plugged but it doesn't flush all the way like there is not enough pressure


It takes 5-7 gallons of water per flush


It takes 5-7 gallons of water per flush.


6/7 litres usually but you can change that by altering the stopcock level.


approximately 1-2 litres of water is needed to flush a toilet.


Each flush of a toilet uses the same amount of water.


Depends on how many times you flush it


Code allows your plumber to supply three fixtures using 1/2 tubing. In most bathrooms, you only have three fixtures (tub/toilet/lavatory). So most plumbers only run 1/2 pipe to supply the bathroom. Code allows this. Personally, I find this layout a little short-sighted.Anyways - when someone flushes, the toilet requires water to refill. Which means your shower is now sharing that water supply with the toilet as the toilet refills. What I love best is when you re-adjust the shower valve...then the toilet quits filling...and you scald yourself. Lots of fun there.Your problem is caused by poor plumbing (my opinion) or if you are in an older home, galvanized pipes tend to corrode from the inside which only makes the condition worse.If you like to do things yourself, carry over a 3/4 line and pull 1/2 take-offs for each fixture and the problem will be solved.In a straight : When you shower you are using both hot and cold at the same time and when you flush the toilet you are causing the homes cold water to be guided more through the toilet line including the cold water that you are using from the shower line.:If a few words, water pressure and flow are inversely related. The more flow you have, the less the water pressure. Since the toilet and shower are connected to the same water supply line, when there is flow into the toilet, it takes away from the shower. Since cold water is used to supply the toilet, it takes away from the cold water flow to the shower. With the same amount of hot water flowing, the temperature of the water in the shower will get hotter.


no proper flow.partailly blocked pipes which fill up to capacity with shower water which eventually slowly drains; the flow from a flushing toilet after some time(you stated; 45 minutes) is simply because the shower wated has drained....clean the pipes check for roots from neighbouring trees/shrubs, remove ,seal the hole and the flow should normalise


Modern toilets flush with either 13 or 6 litres



Keeps the water in the tank until you flush.



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