08:37AM | 12/27/05
Member Since: 12/26/05
2 lifetime posts
When flushing my toilet, the water level

raises high in the bowl. Everything goes

down, but a little more slowly, and it is taking more water. How do I fix this?


02:39AM | 12/28/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Could be a partial blockage that would require a rooter for the sewer drains or that there is a blockage in the toilet trap itself.

If you are on a spetic system it could also indicate that your tank needs to be pumped.

If you are in a cold location, it could mean your soil stack vent through the roof could be frozen and blocked.


02:48PM | 12/28/05
Member Since: 12/26/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. I am on a city sewer

system, and with the warmer temps lately,

I don't think the vent is frozen. I have

put a snake (3ft) down the toilet, and

nothing has changed. A second toilet in the

house works fine, so I don't think there is

a blockage, exept maybe in the short line

from the problem toilet to the main line.

If you have any other ideas, let me know.

Thanks again.


05:51PM | 12/28/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
If there is an obstruction in the trap of the toilet like a comb or something else small, a snake will simply go right passed it and have no effect removing it.

It often takes removing the toilet and accessing the trap below with a wire to probe and dislodge any obstructions.

You might take the toilet off and pour a bucket of water directly into the drain to see if it flows easily.

This might help you isolate where the obstruction may be.
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