Toilet water backing out of pipe


Old 11-23-08, 04:55 PM
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Exclamation Toilet water backing out of pipe

Hope someone can shed some light on this one!

Attached to my drain for my toilet and shower pipe is an open ended u-pipe that has my washing machine drain & water filtration drain stuffed into. Recently, when my toilet is flushed the toilet water sprays out of the open ended u-pipe. It doesn't happen everytime you flush, but enough to be concerned. As a side note, I'm on a septic system.

Toilet & Shower Drain - 4-5" in diameter PVC pipe
Attached u-pipe is about 2-3" in diameter and is directed behind the drain, so the water has to back track and go up to spray out.

Anybody experience this problem? or have an idea of what to do?
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Old 11-24-08, 03:59 AM
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Welcome to the forums! It is possible you have a clog downline, or simply a venting occlusion. The vent must be cleared from the roof with a garden hose (water off), so be careful if you decide to do this yourself. The plumbing system must have air from above to allow all the water and waste to go down rather than finding its own air from another source such as an unclosed ptrap.
Old 11-26-08, 07:39 AM
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Yeah I had the same kind problem and it freaked me out... Especially that I'm not good at all for doing that kind of job...

After looking for tricks inside google, and I called the guys at hypro drain and they did a pretty awesome job and don't ask me how they did the job All I know is that everything working perfectly right now.

good luck tgaito78

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