Buying a new toilet to overcome a belly pipe

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Kswicket, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Kswicket

    Kswicket New Member

    Jun 11, 2015
    I will be purchasing a new toilet to replace one which clogs on occasion, due to a belly pipe. Short of chipping into my pier foundation to angle the pipe as it leaves the house and goes into the septic tank, what toilet would be the best at forcing the solids thru this part of the pipe on its way to the septic tank? I would prefer not to buy a toilet which flushes with the gusto of those found on airplanes. Thank you
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Your problem isn't the toilet, it's the pipe. I know you are looking for a easy solution, but fix the pipe then get a Toto toilet.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    The TOTO with 3" flush valve may work for you,

    or in a pressure assist, a Kohler Highline with Flushmate.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2017
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    It depends a lot on how far the belly is from the toilet and how far off it is. Regardless of the type of flushing mechanism, after some distance, friction slows both down to about the same velocity. Pressure can only overcome gravity under some conditions...gravity always wins in the end.
  6. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    A top-load washer draining into the line wash the drain better than most of today's toilets. Fixing the line is a much better solution than hoping it stays clear based on the attached fixtures.
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