Toilet Problem


Old 04-21-00, 09:29 AM
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We have two back-to-back toilets in separate bathrooms separated by a wall. The toilet farthest away from the main drain line fills to the top when flushed and then drains very slowly. The other toilet works fine.

We used the toilet auger to its full length and could not find a clog. We have tried drain cleaner and plunger and still nothing. What do we do now?
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Old 04-21-00, 06:35 PM
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Sounds like you have something like a plastic toy, etc. in and plugging your toilet that's overfilling. Toilets have their own built-in traps, and if anything small and undissovable can't get through it, it causes problems. If your other one is working fine, you don't have any problem with your drain or vent to them (probably shared). It has to be in the problem toilet. Turn off water at that toilet supply. Flush it and soak up excess water with a sponge or towel. Disconnect water line and two floor bolts. Very carefully turn toilet on side (procelain is like glass), and use auger to remove obstruction from underneath. Once you have cleared out obstruction, stick new wax seal on bottom of toilet. Set on floor flange and wiggle it down level to floor. Re-bolt level with floor. Should solve your problem. Good Luck! Edit: NEVER use drain cleaner in a toilet. It will eat up your wax seal, and cause REALLY bad leak problems. An auger can get past a small obstruction, so keep working it until whatever is causing your problem comes out into the bowl. Bet you find something.

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