09:20AM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 09/02/02
14 lifetime posts
When I flush the toilet on the second floor the tank emptys into the bowl but the bowl does not drain correctly. I don't believe it is plugged. The bowl fills about half way swirls around but never realy empties like any other functioning toilet. It doesn't get close to overflowing so it doesn't seem to be plugged.

We recently had all of the interior sewer lines replaced when we renovated our kitchen. The toilet worked great for about a month or two as you would expect with new lines.

All of the lines were replaced down to the basement where the old cast iron pipes were cut about 3 feet above the floor and the PVC was connected with a rubber fitting. The lines under ground with snaked with a cutting bit to fully clean them out.

There are no other issues in any of the other toilets or lines.

I'm at a loss and would like some ideas befor I pay a plumber.


11:48AM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
There are two basic casues for this.

Poor draining and slow/low amount of water getting in to the bowl.

To tell the difference between these fill a bucket with about 2 gals of water.

Then dump it in to the bowl.

If does not flush normally (except for refilling) the problem is drainage.

Might be a clogged vent (do you have any bubbling in the toilet). But most common is something is trapped in the toilet trap.

It can be something as small as a toothbrush or hotwheels car.

Just enough to slow the water.

If it flushes then make sure that the water level is the tank is at the fill line.

Otherwise the problem in buildup in the rim holes or the "jet hole". I have also heard of problems of the sanitary "cake" getting flushed into the toilet and clogging up the jets and holes.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

Write a message on your pumpkin but avoid the trouble of etching or carving. Go for chalkboard paint instead! Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon