Plumbing question... gurgling toilet???
Posted January 01 2010 - 05:15 PM
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Posted January 01 2010 - 05:23 PM
Posted January 01 2010 - 05:53 PM
That was my thought, actually went on the roof, when I still could (maybe 2 years ago), and dropped a 4oz weight down with my 209, pulling up and down, lol Then ran water from the hose in it. Never felt any resistance though. It's always done it once in a while, but now "much" more consistant. Just today, filled the washer, plugged all the sink and tub drains, as well as overflow vents (in the sinks and tub & and around the outlet pipe on the washer)), and got everything ready, to spin the water out the washer, while holding the plunger (sealed with bubblewrap) in the full toilet to force "something/anything" out as the washer dumped On the last flush to fill the toilet to the top, it all broke free, so it'll be back, as it has been, "whenever" it's in the mood
Forgot to mention, a rancher with one bath, so not much to plug up, if what I was trying will work, lol The county just put in a view pipe (whatever they called it) at the street. I can open it, and when it stops flushing right in the house, it's the smallest little trickle running by. When it's in a good mood, and flushing, it's flying by, by the time I can walk out to it.
What's the right way to go about it, provided it's the vent?
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Posted January 01 2010 - 06:35 PM
If you are not seeing water backing up through the sink traps or toilet its because the clog is far enough down the line that it slowly drains before it backs up. I wouldn't suspect a clogged vent pipe. This almost never occurs unless its done by someone intentionally, or the vent pipe is abnormally undersized.
Posted January 01 2010 - 10:22 PM
could try flushing some copper sulphate down the toilet before you go to bed for the night a few times and see if that helps.
Posted January 02 2010 - 12:41 AM
Normally, slow toilets will catch debris in the outlet of the closet. Very common. When stacks or main drain are fully clogged it will blow out a wax seal depending on the length of blockage and pressure.
If the auger does not do the job then you need to run a snake down the drain through a clean out. If there is no clean out, then you need to pull the closets to gain access. 9 times out of 10 it will be the Closet outlet and the auger will get you out of it.
Your toilet/closet vent is probably wet vented depending on your state code and the plumber that roughed in the job. Meaning the waste of your sink will also serve as a vent for the water closet. (see diagram below)..if there are no fixtures above you, you will also have a stack vent. That will also vent your fixtures if a wet vent or fixtures individual vent is clogged.
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Posted January 02 2010 - 07:19 PM
Originally Posted by ted527
partial clog, probably tree roots.
Don't think it's a partial, or clog at all....
When it works, I can dump a full tub/the washer,have every other available water running/and flush the toilet... just to stand at the junction: house main line into the street line (where they put a 6inch "view" pipe at the junction at the curb) and watch the water fly by as long as I leave it running.... It's either wide open flowing fast, or a trickle/basically "nothing"...
We sit under tons of Oaks, house from the 40's, acorns/tons every year... there is nothing to keep this, or birds from building, devious squirrels everywhere probably dropping acorns down it They throw 'em everywhere else.... and none ever get clogged??? Just don't see how a drain can be stopped up, but work great most of the time???
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