toilet won't drain

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-23-02, 07:38 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
toilet won't drain

My daughter's recently purchased mobile home has a toilet that won't flush. She recently had a septic system backup where the toilet in the full bath, as well as the washing machine were gurgling in the tub. She had the septic tank pumped and the problem went away. Since then, the toilet and washing machine have drained fine.
However, the toilet in the 1/2 bath at the other end of the mobile home will not flush. It will run over if allowed to. Flushing the toilet in the full bath (about 40 ft. from the 1/2 bath) will cause gurgling in the toilet in the 1/2 bath. Also draining the sink in the 1/2 bath will also gurgle in the same toilet. The 1/2 bath sink has any auto-vent on the drain line. If I remove the auto-vent, the toilet flushes just fine, and flushing the other toilet does not cause gurgling in the 1/2 bath toilet. However, even without the auto-vent in place, draining a sinkfull of water in the 1/2 bath will cause gurgling in the 1/2 bath toilet. I've run a snake down both vent pipes on the roof of the place. They are both located above the full bath, one above the bathroom itself and one above the laundry room. The 1/2 bath does not have a vent thru the roof to the outside at that end of the trailer. Appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-23-02, 09:17 PM
Plumber2000's Avatar
Member
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 5,841
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Lack of air vents on the system, install more vents.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: