06:58PM | 08/08/06
Member Since: 05/12/03
67 lifetime posts
The bowl changes out water when flushed (confirmed with a blue food coloring test), but it only completely empties the bowl maybe one time in eight. The probability of removing - ah - "solid waste" doesn't look good.

About ten minutes with the plunger and flushing didn't improve things.

What's next? Toilet snake? Or is there somethign else that needs to be considered?


Never buy a house built by an oil company...


08:31PM | 08/08/06
Member Since: 05/12/03
67 lifetime posts
Punched a hole in it with a coat hanger, now half open and about four times the open area. Tolet now flushes.

I'll stop by Lowe's on the way home tomorrow night for some CLR.


Never buy a house built by an oil company...


10:55AM | 08/09/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
Me office1
To find out if it the toilet Or the soil line (FECAL matter waste) try the following.

Get a 5 gallon pail of water, pour it down the bowl and see if it takes it all or starts to back up.

You are also looking for a vortex (you may want to throw 30 sheets of toilet paper in the bowl prior to dumping the bucket.

IF the water starts to back up then remove the toilet, pour the water down the soil pipe and if it works your toilet is the problem If it doesnt work have the soil line snaked out , replace the wax gasket, floor flange bolts and reconnect the water supply and re-test
7783 tieger plumbing
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... 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 mudroom 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... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... 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... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon