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jrmatel

10:23AM | 04/13/09
Member Since: 04/12/09
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I installed a regular toilet in my basement a few years back which has gotten very little use. My sister-in-law moved in with us a month ago and has been staying in the basement, thus using the toilet quite a bit. Yesterday, she screamed for help as the toilet was not flushing and water was pouring over the seat. I checked the basement drain and all kinds of unmentionables were coming up from that drain. It was quite the mess. My question is, I think the bathroom drain connects to the basement drain and then to the main drain to the lateral. How can I unclog the bathroom and basement drain? and do I need to install a special toilet? I can tell the previous owner jackhammer the concrete floor to connect the bathroom drain to the basement drain. Not sure how it connects to the main, though. Any help?

Handyman

09:49AM | 04/14/09
Member Since: 11/18/98
187 lifetime posts
If the angles are all correct and the main is below the toilet it should work. However your clog may be beyond the connection so waste from upstair is flowing into the downstairs toilet.

You probably need a plumber to properly evacuate the clog unless you have an accessable clean out.

Good luck
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