Venting Basement Toilet -- Does it have to be done?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by bb_sam, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. bb_sam

    bb_sam New Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    Hi all. I'm a newbie. I did a search for this venting issue and couldn't find an answer. My question is whether there's an easy way around venting a basement toilet.

    I moved into an older home recently and the basement toilet (the fixture itself seems to be about 3-5 years old) doesn't fully flush most (if not all) of the time. As soon as I flush it, typically an air bubble comes up first and then it's a really slow flush that doesn't empty the bowl completely.

    I had the drain snaked and the plumber even put a camera down there. Ultimately, through this process I was told the toilet is not vented. I suppose this is preventing it from working properly.

    Is it true that changing the toilet won't fix this problem? Is there such thing as a toilet with a higher pressure flush so that venting isn't required? or do I have to redo the plumbing in the bathroom to properly vent the toilet?

    Please help. Thanks.:D
  2. krow

    krow Plumber

    Feb 11, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    yes it is very true. It doesn't matter what type of toilet you put in, if its not vented, they will not work to their full capacity
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