persistent moving toilet problem


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Old 11-08-07, 07:36 PM
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persistent moving toilet problem

FACTS: 1-story house, 3 roof vents, 2 baths opposite sides of house
1st master toilet gurgled off and on but not seriously. Seems to be possibly tied to when the washer was draining, but not necessarily. Succesful flushing at this point.
2nd boys toilet backs up and overflows. Plunges and flushes.
Start googling burping/gurgling toilets. Read about blocked vents, etc. Ran chemicals down master shower and washer drain. Everything seems to work again.
3rd master toilet starts gurgling again and having slow flushes. Plunge. Backflow into master shower. Boys toilet backs up. Go on roof. Snake all 3 roof vents. Pull master toilet. Snake washer drain. Snake master toilet. Other toilet plunges and flushes successfully. Reset master toilet.
4th washed a load of clothes and boys toilet backs up again. Tried to snake from yard cleanout to the house but couldn't pass joints/turns. Pulled boys toilet. Snaked boys toilet. Everything in the house works. Leave the boys toilet for 3 days. Run laundry, dishwasher, showers for family of 5, etc. NO PROBLEMS. Reset boys toilet.
5th Immediate gurgles in master and boys toilet with clothes washing. Slow flush in master. Pushed chemicals in roof vents and washer drain.
We're thinking TNT for the next gurgle. any other options/suggestions?
 
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Old 11-08-07, 08:28 PM
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persistent toilet problem

and now, the master toilet does not flush again.
 
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Old 11-09-07, 05:09 AM
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C4 is a much cleaner blow than TNT. Please abate all chemical tries to clear this. All that is happening is the chemicals are leaching into the aquifer after it seeps past the blockage and into the sewer/septic system. Physically plunge the vents with a garden hose (water off) until the occlusion passes down and out. If you don't feel safe doing this, call a pro. It ain't the fall, but the sudden stop that makes your day go south.
 
 

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