Toilet is not flushing

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Old 09-23-13, 12:32 PM
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Toilet is not flushing

I have tried everything toilet will not flush. Snaked it 20 foot, plunged it, hose in the vent pipe and a bucket of water in the toilet. So I bought a new toilet. Same thing. Please help
 
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Old 09-23-13, 01:16 PM
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20 ft may not have been enough to find the clog if there is one. When you say "not flushing" describe what you mean please. Does the water rise when you flush and overflow, then slowly drain away? Does it never drain? What did the bucket of water do?

Any other toilets with a similar issue? Washing machine or dishwasher back ups ever?
 
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As Vic said, what does it actually do? We need more information that 'not flushing.'
 
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The toilet fills up and slowly drains but nothing will go down. Only bathroom we have. Nothing else seems to have this problem.
 
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Old 09-23-13, 03:40 PM
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You are probably going to have to call a Pro to do a more complete snaking of the pipe. 20 ft with a typical homeowner snake is not very far. Even then it may only punch a hole in a clog, not remove it. If there is a basement or outside cleanout they may not have to pull the toilet, but in many cases they will do that to start with, since that's the only fixture with an issue. Since you know how to do it, after talking to them, you might save some money if it's off when they arrive.
 
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that's what I was afraid of. Thank you.
 
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Old 09-23-13, 04:44 PM
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What type of snake did you use?

If the clog was farther down and the whole line was filled you would get water up the tub or shower most likely.

How old is the home?
 
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The home is old....lol you know before closets. Just a 25 foot snake is all I use. The kind you get at the hardware store. No water coming up anywhere else. No other drain is clogged. Will call plumber.
 
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Old 09-23-13, 08:55 PM
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Yes you need a power snake I am sure.... Let us know what the plumber finds.
 
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