Is my toilet waste line too long w/ too many fittings?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Gordon B, May 26, 2005.

  1. Gordon B

    Gordon B New Member

    May 19, 2005
    My relatively new home has had toilet flushing problems. Other than the tight bend in the toilet P trap, the outlet has the following fittings:
    Toilet outlet 90 el, a horizontal 45, about 8" straight, two 90 els in vertical plane with a vent connection off the uppermost 90, then another 45, and about three feet horizontal run to a wye into the 4" waste header. The fittings and plastic line are 3". Is this connection contributing to flushing problems? Are there too many fittings and straight sections?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    No. But I hope you mean the "S" trap inside the toilet itself when you refer to the toilet's "P" trap.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    I would be thinking that the problem is the toilet.

    Change that to something decent, and your problems may be over.

    My son just replaced a customer's Mansfield toilet, the lady of the home was wearing rubber boots and trying to plunge it clear.
    He took care of that and replaced it with a Toto Ultramax.
    Things should be much better for her now.
    Last edited: May 30, 2005
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