Toilet problem

Old 02-11-08, 05:18 PM
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Toilet problem

This afternoon we started to have trouble with one of our toilets. This one is in our 1/2 bath and is on a different vent line than the other bathrooms. When we flush the toilet the water comes right up to the very brim, another quarter inch and it would overflow.Then after 15 seconds or so the water slowly goes down, almost totally disappears and doesn't come back up.Incidentally our septic system was replaced this past summer so that should not be a problem.
We have very bitter cold conditions here with a lot of snow.
Could this be a vent problem due to freezing? Farther down the same line is the drain for the kitchen sink and dishwasher but that seems to be OK.(It's an old house and I do know the vent location would not meet code today but it's never been a problem).
Or could it simply be something blocking the line below the toilet, or the toilet itself have a blockage?
Thanks in advance,
Old 02-11-08, 06:59 PM
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Try a toilet auger first, if that don't get remove the toilet and run a electric drain cleaner in the line.

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