New construction, toilet flushes strange.

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by premipet, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. premipet

    premipet New Member

    Feb 6, 2008
    The toilet in my house on the second floor flushes strange. It's a new construction house so the toilet is brand new. When I trip the lever, the water seems to go into the bowl slow, like things are happening in slow motion.

    When it flushes, the bowl fills and the water level rises a little as normal, then the water in the bowl goes down for just a split second and then comes back up quickly. Therefore, whatever contents (i.e. toilet paper) that doesn't catch the jet of water from the siphon jet remains in the bowl.

    The toilet is a 1.6 gal. American Standard elongated bowl with ball and flapper. I've plunged the toliet, adjusted the water level in the tank, checked the holes in the rim to no avail. Does the way the sewer pipe is routed have any effect? I think it goes down from the wax ring about 5 inches and then makes a 90 degree elbow turn to a horizontal pipe.

    I have the same model toilet in two other bathrooms in the house and they flush good. Anyone know what's going on? Thanks.
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    The first thing I would check is if the vents on the roof are still closed from the final test.

    If they used the thin temporary glue caps you cant see them from the ground, the vent will look normal.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    A contractor may have left some garbage in the bowl, "the quick way to dispose".
    There may be something in the trapway slowing things down.
    Like a cigarette carton, carpet trimmings, ect.
    You may want to run an auger down that one.

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