Re: poorly flushing wall hung toilet
Posted by Paul Discher on August 24, 2003 at 15:55:46:
In response to Re: poorly flushing wall hung toilet
: We have 30+ year old American Standard wall hung toilet. It is called a "vent a way", which I believe means the toilet is not supposed to be vented. It was installed on a vented system. We just bought the house and I hear from the previous plumber that the toilet never flushed very well. Water swirls, but sometimes does and sometimes does not flush out of the tank. Bucket of water drains from the toilet. Snake reveals no blockage, vent clear, CLR used in tank and vent holes recently brushed to make sure all open. Blocked vent-a-way hole with rubber stopper to see if it would fluch better, and it did not. Plumber has suggested either new wall hung toilet or conversion to floor mounted toilet. We have concrete slab and concrete wall and both are expensive. Does anyone know better solution? If new wall hung toilet will flush well, I'd like to try, but if old one never did, I hate to spend money to still not flush well. Anyone have any advice? Considering American Standard Glenwall 2093.100 wall mounted with sloan flush valve. Will this work on a system that has a vent in it through the roof? Is this a great flushing toilet? Any better than this?

Hi, I had a simiar experience but with jus a regular toilet. The toilet bowl I had was about 26 years old and part of the original fixtures used when our builder built the house. I was fed up with swirling and incomplete flushes, so I just bought a new toilet and the problem was solved.

I wanted to investigate what part of the old bowl was blocked, so I took a sledge hammer to it an disected the old bowl. I found nothing blocking the bowl trap, but what I did find was that all of the ceramic glazing was completely gone in the trap area. Therefore I concluded that the ROUGH surface of an aged ceramic bowl will slow down the flushes just as a blockage would . I am not certain if there is any way to repair this, or to inspect it without destroying the old bowl to verify you are having a similar problem. But anyway its a possible idea.

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