When it rains heavy My toilet bowl drains...


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Old 08-09-11, 07:08 AM
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When it rains heavy My toilet bowl drains...

Ok friends ..Why does my toilet bowl drain whenever it rains hard , in doing so it makes My well pump turn on and off to meet the water demand ? What to do
 
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Old 08-09-11, 08:20 AM
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My toilet drains during heavy rains ?????

Friends ..Now I thought i'd seen it all but when I watched the water in my toilet drain out during a severe thunderstorm and then the well pump kick on each time I figured the flapper was stuck .? But wasn't ! can someone point Me in any direction
 
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Old 08-09-11, 09:00 AM
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hi motor Ė

Iím a newbie, no expertise. But if your toilet bowl drains down I donít see how that could cause your well pump to turn on? I mean I donít see how that would cause a demand on your water supply?

However, flushing the toilet would drain the toilet tank and that would place a demand on your water supply. But maybe you have some kind of special setup? Sounds like a strange problem. Iím sure the proís will come to your rescue.

Good luck!
 
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Old 08-09-11, 04:35 PM
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Was it really windy? I can see the water in our toilet move up and down on a windy day. Maybe excessive wind could cause it to flush? Does your plumbing vent have a cap/screen on it where it exit's the roof? Just some ideas...not sure.
 
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Old 08-09-11, 05:05 PM
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Motor...no reason to create a new thread w/o responding to answers/questions provided.

There is no...let me repeat..NO way that water draining out of the bowl will cause the tank to refill unless your flapper is leaking (AFAIK). Of course, this is for a standard toilet.

Use the food color method to check your flapper.

The toilet bowl draining completely out in a storm says to me that you have serious plumbing issues beyond what you see.

You really need to give more details on the house, age, plumbing system, etc, if you want help.
 
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Old 08-09-11, 06:35 PM
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Yes, more information about your situation would be helpful. I'm wondering if your gutters & downspouts are tied in with the sewer. I cannot imagine another way thunderstorms could affect the plumbing inside the house.
 
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Old 08-09-11, 10:10 PM
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I am thinking he has one of those water powered sump pumps. And the toilet draining is a seperate issue but may seem connected in a way..... Unless the sump pump drain is connected to the house plumbing????

But we need more info or we are all just guessing.

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Old 08-15-11, 03:17 PM
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I think the Pilot has a good idea... huge amounts of rainwater dumping into the building drain could cause enough suction to pull the water out of the bowl, and probably any other P trap in the house.

After the bowl drains, does the terlet sit there going 'glub glub glub' ? Can you hear any similar sounds in any of the other drains? i.e. kitchen sink, tub, etc

BUT, how this would cause the toilet TANK to empty and kick on the well pump... well, that's another thing...
 
 

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