I'm a pretty good home plumber but I'm not sure what's happening here.
Wife's bathroom, (I'm not allowed in there) :-)))
This just started recently she says.
You flush and it burps.
Sort of like it pops some water up instead of flowing around the and then
And...water slowly lessens in the bowl over a few hours.
Underneath in the basement, no leaks.
It flushes well, just that sort of burp/pop when the water is released into
the bowl from the tank.
It has a clean, no bends vent to the roof.
Now we have had some very hot weather and ac been running, but don't think
that could evaporate much water from bowl...especially as much as it gets
My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
I suspect she lost something down the toilet that is stuck right
around the vent outlet in the drain line. Take away her Macy's
(formerly Fields) credit card and don't give it back until she tells
the truth. Of course, other weird things can make vents behave in
bizarre fashion. Or even toilets. As easy as it is to pull the stool,
you might want to start your research there. Good luck.
Well my wife is the cheapest, most thrifty, person in the world.
And she's NEVER been inside Fields, now Macy's in her life.
Except to buy Frango's. lol
But she is the most meticulous bathroom person and NEVER even buys the cheap
paper, but only the most dissolvable type.
But we do have 18 grandchildren, so who knows what happened on one of their
I did a couple minutes of 'Iron Man plunging' and wife now reports that
'burping' has stopped.
As for the siphoning, it could have just been a 'perceived' lowering of
water level or also the evaporation due to AC running..
But thanks for suggestions, but having had 8 children, all bowls were on
'quick disconnects' for ease of toy removal.
On Fri, 06 Jul 2007 08:18:44 -0500, FireBrick wrote:
Glad you got some resolution. As far as the water in the bowl evaporating
that's not going to happen with normal use no matter what the ambient
conditions in the house are as long as they are livable. I have seen my
bowl fluctuate up and down during windy conditions and even explode once
when the city ran their jet truck's nozzle past my lateral as they do
occasionally. Luckily the lid was down or there would have been a lot of
bowl water sprayed and the city would have been here with a mop and bucket :)
It could be as simple as a Q-tip wedged in the trap that grabs some
paper and is blocked just enough to cause a problem.
1) NO Charmin
3) Make sure flapper in tank is opening fully
4) Toilet auger (must have for anyone with kids)
5) Check flow of 'jet' at bottom of bowl and under rim
6) Pull toilet or call plumber
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