toilet burping

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by milpol78, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. milpol78

    milpol78 New Member

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    Just yesterday my toilet started burping and will not flush is it just clogged or is there a venting problem. Before u did have to hold the handle to make it flush. I can get the water to drain from toilet if a plunger is used. this is a dwnstairs room. When the kids took there bath last night we drained the water and checked the bath room downstairs and the the toilet and sink were filled with bubbles so not sure whats goin on here.
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    You need to stop running water down the drain and call in a pro to clean out your sewer line. It is blocked.
  3. milpol78

    milpol78 New Member

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    would it be good to rent a closet auger or a sewer snake to attempt removing the clog
  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Pretty doubtful that either a closet auger or hand snake will be able to clear the blockage. I never say never, but usually a clogged drain is either to deep to reach or if you can reach it, it will just go in deeper. Sometimes hand snakes just push through the clog without breaking it up. You could certainly try either or both, but I would not spend much time with them. A professional plumber with a "real" auger is probably what you are looking at. Don't put chemical cleaner in. They don't work and will create a potential hazard for the plumber.
  5. bombjay

    bombjay New Member

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    Right Gary!
    This sounds a bit unusal as the inside main is plugged.
    A drain pro will need to pull the toilet and snake from there.
    Clogs in mains on upper stories are rare but do happen.
    What media are your drain pipes there?
    Plastic,Cast iron, Lead (EEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee......)
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Downstairs toilet overflowing usually means the main to the street in my book!
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