Bubbly Toilet

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Old 10-25-13, 12:01 PM
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Bubbly Toilet

When I flush my toilet, it does not immediately drain. After a couple of hours, it is near emply. In addition, when I use the tub, sink, or the washer drains, the toilet bubbles. I have used "Fire" in the tub and sink and the toilet will drain for about a week. I don't want to put any more in without advice. Suggestions???
 
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Old 10-25-13, 12:10 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I think you need to snake the drain.
 
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Old 10-25-13, 01:57 PM
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Avoid pour down the drain wonder chemicals and snake the lines. You may even want to hire a plumber or drain person to come with a power snake.
 
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Old 10-25-13, 05:09 PM
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Classic signs of a blocked vent or drain line.
On a septic system? When the last time it was pumped?
 
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Not a septic tank. So far, I've "fired" the sink and tub. That helps for about a week. Tried to use a little snake in the clean-out entries outside. Don't know what I'm doing there. Squirted water down the vent. When I looked down, I could see water sitting there. Don't know if there is a clog below there. Called plumber. He thinks that the joint, where the old creosate pipe and pvc pipe connect might be an issue. He'll camera it later for free.

Some people have said to pour chemicals down the vent. Would love to get it done on the cheap.
 
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Old 10-29-13, 11:18 AM
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You have a clog in the main somewhere. When water fills the line it blocks the vent and thats why you get bubbles or maybe even the toilet loosing water in the bowl...

The camera will find the issue....
 
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Please stop pouring chemicals, that only makes it dangerous for someone to work on this.
 
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Old 10-30-13, 11:39 AM
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Will do! Used a little Saturday. Now waiting for plumber on Thurs or Fri.
 
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Old 10-30-13, 11:43 AM
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Can I "try" with my 15 foot snake? How do I make it go in the direction I want?
 
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Sure, you can try. It's tough to snake the trap in a toilet, I think patience is the most important skill.
 
 

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