Re: Toilet flushing and water level
Posted by e-plumber on December 18, 2003 at 10:31:20:
In response to Re: Toilet flushing and water level
: My toilet has not been flushing well for the past 12 hours. When flushed, it will fill (sometimes overflowing) and then slowly drain. Then it drains too far...almost empty.

: When it was allowed to sit overnight, the first flush of the morning worked fine. The second flush (minutes later) did not.

: I have checked the vent pipe on the roof and nothing is clogging it for the first 5 feet. Any suggestions would be great.

Reply:
First suggestion would be to stay off of the roof, rarely does a vent fail and cause a problem with plumbing fixtures not draining properly.
The drain line downstream of the problematic toilet is clogged or most likely restricted and needs to be snaked and cleaned by a professional. The first flush works until the drain piping fills up with sewage.
Good Luck. e-plumber


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