greetings homefolks!...we live in an old farmhouse in the country (wellwater and septicbed) that was never built standard or to code. We always have problems in the spring with our toilet flushing properly. We notice that it usually clears up when the ground dries up and the runoff in ditches is empty.
So, it's June and the toilet is still slow. No matter if we flush, or if we pail it, the bowl fills and trickles slowly down and then "burps", leaving a cup of water at the very bottom of the bowl that "breathes" a bit, after the flush.
We also notice that when the dishwasher, kitchen sink, or bathtub drain, the toilet "burps" and seems to "blow" big bubbles of air. Sometimes we notice an odour, afterwards, like septic gas.
My hubby snaked the toilet and found no clog. We do have a weird "jimmy rigged" vtr that runs from the iron waste pipe, in the basement indoors, up thru a foundation hole and outside. The pipe is about 2" pvc and it goes up, from the foundation outside, a couple feet (with an elbow joint on the top).
Any ideas what we can do to fix things, other than digging up the antiquated septic box (if there is one!)paying a kazillion dollars for a whole new septic system?
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