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JosephGill

05:32PM | 09/26/04
Member Since: 09/25/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hello,

I live in an apartment and have been having issues with my toilet. It seems that before I need to use the toilet to *ahem*, the toilet needs to be plunged. If I don't do that, then the toilet will overflow.

And sometimes after I plunge the toilet, the water level in the bowl raises high (just before overflowing) and then slowly flushes. I try to plunge it, but the water still stays high and flushes slowly. How do I fix this?

LonnythePlumber

06:40PM | 09/26/04
This is really the landlord's responsibility. What kind of toilet is it and about how old? Trying to find out if it is a low flush. Is the water level in your tank an inch below the overflow tube? Remove the tank lid and observe while you flush. Does most of the water leave the tank before the flapper closes?

If you have an older toilet and the tank water level is high enough and the flapper is operating correctly then you may need to have the toilet augared.

JosephGill

09:19PM | 09/26/04
Member Since: 09/25/04
3 lifetime posts
Well, the landlord came in today with Draino. It didn't work that well the first time, and he kept on doing it until it flushed properly. I think it will act up again in the future.

I'm new to this whole thing. I'm not sure of the type of toilet, but it is old. How do I find out if the water level in the tank is an inch below the overflow tube? Is there a mark?

LonnythePlumber

04:39AM | 09/27/04
I also doubt that draino will work. The overflow tube is in the center of your tank and is a tube about 1" around that comes a few inches below the top of the tank. The refill tube from the fill valve is connected to this tube.

Unfortunately your landlord will probably make several attempts to avoid calling a plumber and having the problem resolved. Will probably direct some angry at you. Toilets are actually more complicated than many realize.

JosephGill

04:31PM | 09/27/04
Member Since: 09/25/04
3 lifetime posts
Well, the landlord came in today and brought a plumber with him. The plumber had a toilet auger which helped with the blockage. He got it to flush properly, but the plumber did scratch the porcelain with the auger.

Is there any equipment I can purchase to stop the toilet from acting up? I have family members coming over to my apartment and I always have to tell them to plunge the toilet before using it and that gets to be a bit of a bother. And if I don't tell them to plunge it, the toilet will clog. I don't want to have to bother with that.

LonnythePlumber

05:37PM | 09/27/04
If you're still having problems then the plumber didn't get it fixed. Since you have an older toilet it is likely that it will work properly if the tank parts are correct.

You should not have to tell your family or guests to plunge it. That's gross.
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