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hbcsc153

12:38AM | 07/26/06
Member Since: 09/20/04
15 lifetime posts
Hello!

The toilet flushes normally. When there is anything (like toilet paper, etc.) it backs up. Used a plunger, and that clears the block. Put more toilet paper it backs up again. A cycle that I have gone through a few times.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Emil

matthewmiles

01:28PM | 07/26/06
Member Since: 07/25/06
2 lifetime posts
Was the toilet recently installed or is this a new problem with an old toilet? if the toiled was recently installed, it may not have been set properly on its mount, causing limited clearance... water will pass, but not anything larger. reinstall toilet. if it is an older toilet, that means there is a buildup in the drain pipe causing the blockage. first try using any of the draino type chemicals to clear the blockage. if that does not work, remove the toilet from its base and visually inspect the pathways. remove any blockage and reinstall toilet- be sure to use a new wax ring and bolts.

hbcsc153

01:42PM | 07/26/06
Member Since: 09/20/04
15 lifetime posts
Hello matthewmiles!

Thanks for the response. We just bought the house, and therefore do not know how old it is. It sort of looks fairly new.

Regards,

Emil

hbcsc153

07:09AM | 07/27/06
Member Since: 09/20/04
15 lifetime posts
Hello matthewmiles!

Tried the Draino liquids without success. I guess it is time to remove the toilet. :-)

Regards,

Emil


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