Toilet overflow problems


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Old 01-10-08, 03:02 PM
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Toilet overflow problems

I'm having a problem with my toilet not flushing very well and waste coming up into my bathtub.....I remodeled my bathroom about 5 years ago and installed all new plumbing fixtures.....could this be a problem with the toilet or with a clog somewhere in the drain line?...i really need to solve this problem ...any help would be appreciated...
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Old 01-10-08, 04:36 PM
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I would check for an occluded vent line. This will entail a road trip to the roof, so be careful. You can chug the vent pipe with a garden hose (water off) until the clog goes on down.
 
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Old 01-10-08, 04:58 PM
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If this toilet is the only fixture you are having problems with the most likely cause is a blocked trap. Have you tried using a closet auger to clear the trap? Is the waste coming up in hte bowl the same waste that you are trying to flush or is it waste from another source/fixture?

I think a blocked vent is less likely, especially if there are other fixtures in the bathroom where the toilet could get vent air.
 
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Old 01-14-08, 06:15 AM
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Last month I noticed our water bill was triple what it was in our last house built in 2002 - the water company suggested it might be the toilets. Is there any way to reduce the amount of water the toilets use to flush without replacing them? I have the same problem with some rental toilets and I really need your help. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-14-08, 11:26 AM
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You are irritatingly persistant.
 
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Old 01-14-08, 08:30 PM
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Last month I noticed our water bill was triple what it was in our last house built in 2002 - the water company suggested it might be the toilets. Is there any way to reduce the amount of water the toilets use to flush without replacing them? I have the same problem with some rental toilets and I really need your help. Thanks.
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