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heatherk

02:11PM | 12/17/03
Member Since: 12/16/03
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have had my toilet clog up many times and have had a plumber come out twice now to unplug it. Now it's plugged again. The plumbers snaked into the pipes in my floor and then after that the toilet works ok for awhile and then starts overflowing once it's flushed after its been used a couple of times. Could my toilet be the problem? Do I need to replace it? How often do toilets get replaced?

plumber Tom

01:47AM | 12/18/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Something may be caught in the trap. Toilets last a long time and if you were to replace it, you can only buy a 1.6 gal flush. Expect to pay around 100 for an American standard or Kohler.

heatherk

03:59PM | 12/18/03
Member Since: 12/16/03
3 lifetime posts
Where would the "trap" be? In the toilet or the pipe? When the plumber snaked, he pulled the toilet clear off the floor and ran the snake from front to end. Sometimes the toilet will work and then other times it just overflows. Thanks for your help.

plumber Tom

01:20PM | 12/19/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
All toilets have the traps built into them. Is it possible that one of your small children could have dropped something in the bowl? You would be amazed at the things I have removed from toilet traps.
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