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cococayb

03:53PM | 10/04/05
Member Since: 10/03/05
1 lifetime posts
When taking a shower the toilet starts bubbling and when flushed it's slow to drain. I have flushed the vent tube and use "Liquid Fire" to open the drain but no luck. What do I do?

bravey

04:20PM | 10/06/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
161 lifetime posts
It sounds like improper or obstructed venting. When a lot of water is dumped down the shower drain it completely fills the pipe. As it travels down, air must be added behind the water or a vacuum will form. This vacuum is sucking air in from the toilet causing the gurgling noise. Conversely, when the toilet is flushed, the same probably happens to the shower drain but is harder to hear or see. This can also cause the toilet to drain slower than it should. It will probably require a plumber to figure out where the vent needs to be modified or repaired.

Regards


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