Toilet not draining well

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Old 05-16-00, 11:56 PM
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I am 99% sure that the line is clear. The toilet bowl is not draining well. After flushing, the bowl fills with water, and then eventually drains out of the bowl.

I changed the flap, but no impact. Can the fill tube be leaking?
 
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Old 05-17-00, 07:20 AM
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Hi:doctorK

Not too sure what you mean here. ???
Is the TANK loosing water???
Or is the BOWL loosing water???

If it's the TANK, read the posting in the section to knifelady.

If it's the BOWL loosing water, I have never heard of this problem. You may need a plummer to solve this one.

Good Luck
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Old 05-17-00, 07:49 AM
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Originally posted by doctorK:
I am 99% sure that the line is clear. The toilet bowl is not draining well. After flushing, the bowl fills with water, and then eventually drains out of the bowl.

I changed the flap, but no impact. Can the fill tube be leaking?



Open the tank lid inside you will see the fill valve, off of the fill valve there should be a tube running to the overfill tube, make sure there is good waterflow while the toilet begins to fill up, this is important that there is for it allows the toilet bowl to fill to it's operating level after each flush.
Things To Look At,

1. Flush ring below rim of toilet, use a dental pick to clear these holes.

2. Blow Hole in bottom of toilet, make sure nothing is restricting it flow.

3. Blueing Cake Tank Drop In's, if there remove them, one of the major causing for plugged up flush rings.

4. Fill valve, is it working good is there plenty of water going into overfill tube, if not replace the fillvalve.

Test To Preform on Toilets

1. Take a 5gal bucket of water and pour into toilet, does it go out of toilet with no problems.

2. Lift Tank Lid, don't flush toilet but lift the flapper barley to see where the operating level of bowls is suppose to be at after each flush this will be the point where the water in bowl start to go over the top of the trapway, this is a reference point for this test. now flush the toiet several times and see if the bowl refills back to the same lavel once the fillvalve stops running, if it don't replace the fillvalve.

Best of Luck Plumber2000
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Old 05-17-00, 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by Plumber2000:
Open the tank lid inside you will see the fill valve, off of the fill valve there should be a tube running to the overfill tube, make sure there is good waterflow while the toilet begins to fill up, this is important that there is for it allows the toilet bowl to fill to it's operating level after each flush.
Things To Look At,

1. Flush ring below rim of toilet, use a dental pick to clear these holes.

2. Blow Hole in bottom of toilet, make sure nothing is restricting it flow.

3. Blueing Cake Tank Drop In's, if there remove them, one of the major causing for plugged up flush rings.

4. Fill valve, is it working good is there plenty of water going into overfill tube, if not replace the fillvalve.

Test To Preform on Toilets

1. Take a 5gal bucket of water and pour into toilet, does it go out of toilet with no problems.

2. Lift Tank Lid, don't flush toilet but lift the flapper barley to see where the operating level of bowls is suppose to be at after each flush this will be the point where the water in bowl start to go over the top of the trapway, this is a reference point for this test. now flush the toiet several times and see if the bowl refills back to the same lavel once the fillvalve stops running, if it don't replace the fillvalve.

Best of Luck Plumber2000
www.atozplumbing.com




Thanks Plumber2000....

* There seems to good volumes coming into
the fill tube, so replacing the tube is probably not the priority.

* Since I recently removed the toilet to clear the line (and turned the toilet over
to put on the wax seal), checking out the flush ring (and cleaning them out if necessary) is a great idea.

* I will also try clearing out the blow hole. It may be blocked.

* I do not use blueing cakes... but good idea.


* I will try pouring a bucket of water down the toilet to get the siphon effect going. If it does not work, am I to assume that there is a clogged line?

Thanks, Dr. K
 
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Old 05-17-00, 09:35 AM
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Thanks Plumber2000....

* There seems to good volumes coming into
the fill tube, so replacing the tube is probably not the priority.

* Since I recently removed the toilet to clear the line (and turned the toilet over
to put on the wax seal), checking out the flush ring (and cleaning them out if necessary) is a great idea.

* I will also try clearing out the blow hole. It may be blocked.

* I do not use blueing cakes... but good idea.


* I will try pouring a bucket of water down the toilet to get the siphon effect going. If it does not work, am I to assume that there is a clogged line?

Thanks, Dr. K



Yes pouring the bucket of water into the toilet will tell you if there is a blockage farther down the line or in the toilet.

Best Regards Plumber2000
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[This message has been edited by Plumber2000 (edited May 17, 2000).]
 
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Old 05-17-00, 10:17 PM
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You recently pulled the toilet to clear the waste line? Have you tried putting an auger through the toilet. Could be something in there that is clogging up the works.
 
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Old 05-18-00, 05:00 PM
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You recently pulled the toilet to clear the waste line? Have you tried putting an auger through the toilet. Could be something in there that is clogging up the works.

Thanks Lefty...
I tried pouring a big bucket of water down the toilet as per Plumber2000's suggestion. The water did not immediately exit as it might normally. The water drained slowly. Consequently, I think there is some sort of blockage. My next step is to get a good auger.

I appreciate the suggestion.

Thanks, Dr.K.
 
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To: Plumber2000 and Lefty,

Thanks... the auger made a big difference.
 
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