My low-flow toilet is now just swirling away. A quick plunge and the basin
empties. I've checked the main outtake pipe and no back-ups (thankfully) but
I haven't visited the roof. How can I clear the vent and is there a manner
that is most effective?
<sigh> Ran the garden hose down each vent.
Thanks for that idea.
I was surprised at the amount of "stuff" in each. I could hear when each
cleared itself through gravity and pressure. Unfortunately, the one in
question refused all manner of things I jammed into it. I think I'll have to
borrow my FIL's power snake and run it as best I can. The toilet in question
just isn't pulling the water from the basin; swirls it about, raises the
level and slowly falls back to it's original watermarked height.
Any suggestions on what it might be. I'm tapped out because when I plunge
it, the water immediately exits. Unless (until) I plunge it, it fills the
bowl and swirls about to the very rim.
I watched the jet because that was my second thought (first being that
/something/ was in the s-curve that the jet pushes waste into causing the
back-up) and then I checked the rim-outlets to make sure none of them were
clogged. The water empties from the storage basin and fills the bowl, and
when plunged, all the areas are flowing freely. I'll check again, though,
just because there might have been something I missed.
First does the toilet flush solids fine if you use a bucket of water
to flush? if so its acid time
plunge toilet remove ALL water!!
Then give toilet a muriatic acid dose down the dip tube. Its cheap 8
bucks a gallon and worth a try.
probably caused by sediment build up in interior toilet bowl rim
the acid will dissolve the crud
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