Re: New Toilet Installation is clogged
Posted by mike on January 01, 2004 at 20:43:13:
In response to Re: New Toilet Installation is clogged
: : I just recently, (two days ago) had my bathroom redone after having it torn out for 4 months. The toilet was sitting outside, in the elements as the renovation was being completed. The toilet waste pipe was moved to the other side of the small room. Anyway, initially the toilet drained really slow, now it won't drain at all. I have no children so there are no toys or anything stuck inside, and the bathroom is too new, I haven't brought a comb in there yet. The toilet used to flush straight down (in it's old location), but now it would 'burp' up some air before draining extremely slowly. Is this a venting problem? I've plunged it and it hasn't helped at all. Thanks

I can think of three possibilities, one of which you mentioned:

1) the new toilet has not been properly vented. If you did the install, you would probably know the answer to this, otherwise check with the person who ran the new drain.

2) While the toilet was stored outside, someone dropped a large object into it and it has become lodged in the trap.

3) After the new waste drain was installed and prior to installation of the toilet, someone dropped something down the opening and it has become lodged in it (probably would have been solved by a good plunging).

4) (just thought of this one) The newly installed waste drains were not sloped properly. This would likely cause the toilet to backup and spill over.

Good luck.

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