06:58PM | 08/08/06
Member Since: 05/12/03
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The bowl changes out water when flushed (confirmed with a blue food coloring test), but it only completely empties the bowl maybe one time in eight. The probability of removing - ah - "solid waste" doesn't look good.

About ten minutes with the plunger and flushing didn't improve things.

What's next? Toilet snake? Or is there somethign else that needs to be considered?


Never buy a house built by an oil company...


08:31PM | 08/08/06
Member Since: 05/12/03
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Punched a hole in it with a coat hanger, now half open and about four times the open area. Tolet now flushes.

I'll stop by Lowe's on the way home tomorrow night for some CLR.


Never buy a house built by an oil company...


10:55AM | 08/09/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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To find out if it the toilet Or the soil line (FECAL matter waste) try the following.

Get a 5 gallon pail of water, pour it down the bowl and see if it takes it all or starts to back up.

You are also looking for a vortex (you may want to throw 30 sheets of toilet paper in the bowl prior to dumping the bucket.

IF the water starts to back up then remove the toilet, pour the water down the soil pipe and if it works your toilet is the problem If it doesnt work have the soil line snaked out , replace the wax gasket, floor flange bolts and reconnect the water supply and re-test


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