Denise DePina

07:11AM | 02/04/02
Member Since: 02/03/02
1 lifetime posts
I rent a very small very old house.The plumbing is wacky!Currently, the toilet will not drain properly.The water fills up the bowl to the top sometimes over than drains very slowly.As this happens, water bubbles from the bolts on the floor. It will flush properly about once a day. The landlord has already drained the tank and replaced the central line to the septic!


12:31PM | 02/04/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Denise,
I need a little more info. But I'll take a stab at it. It sounds to me like the sewer is drastically backpitched to the point where it backs up into the house. If the line to the tank is accessible, put a level on it and make sure the down side is to the tank away from the toilet. This answer is from the info you provided. The second thing I would guess at is there is something clogged in the line directly under the commode. Pull the toilet off the floor and try snaking from there. Let me know.


06:54AM | 02/05/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Did this problem begin recently or has it always been like this (as far as you know)?
It's not likely that the pipe changed angles all by itself recently, so if this is a new problem, it's likely that Iceman's second suggestion is the right one.
If it's always been this way, since the commode was originally installed, then suggestion number one is likely, and will be tougher to fix.
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