Re: toilet doesn't flush properly
Posted by Terry Love on February 15, 2002 at 11:47:35:
In response to Re: toilet doesn't flush properly

: hi ;
: i have started to have problems with one of my toilets flushing very slow and not taking all the waste down in one flush.

: i plunged and snaked the toilet myself and then had a friend who is a plumber snake the toilet. he also removed the toilet and ran a snake thru it with a rag attached to the end to try to clear anything in the trap. nothing came out.

: still having problems. looks like the toilet flushes ok on every other flush.

: i just started to use a blue tablet in the toilet tank. could this be clogging up the little holes under the rim? my neighbor tried to clean them.

: he said the next step is a new toilet.

: what is your opinion? i'm just surprised it works ok on every other flush.

: thanks

I have encountered toilets that are similar.
With the new smaller trapways, it's easier for something to lodge at the top or bottom of the trapway that creates intermitent blockages. I have pulled out pencils, make-up pens, you name it.
Replacing a non-working toilet with a new one may be the answer. There is only so much time I will devote to a problem like that. The day is already short in my opinion. Terry

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