I have a toilet ( approx 40 years old ) original to house. Lately it
has took two or three flushes to move solids out. I can pour a bucket
of water in it and it works perfectly. I am thinking maybe the holes
around the rim or stopped up ???? I do not use any of the blue stuff.
How would you open the rim holes up ?
On Sep 14, 6:29 am, email@example.com (Michael Lane) wrote:
I would be willing to bet that there is something blocking the trapway
of the toilet, which is small enough to allow liquids to pass without
much resistance. I am a landlord and deal with this type of issue all
If the toilet is really 40 years old, it is wasting lots of water.
You might want to consider replacing it.
No, I couldn't determine what caught the floss. I couldn't even see
it. I knew something must be causing a blockage, because an empty bowl
would flush fine, but if any solids were in the bowl, it would start
to back up.
I pulled the toilet and looked in it from the bottom and couldn't see
anything in there!! WTF? I was expecting to see a pencil or
*something*!! I put my hand in and felt around, and there it was: a
piece of string.
It was hung up on something, but I don't know what. I pulled it out
and it was dental floss.
One of my kids once tried to flush a toilet paper roll. It lodged
vertically in the bottom of the toilet just above the stack. Fluids
flushed right past, but solids got hung up and around it. Do I have to
describe what it looked like when I pulled the toilet?
Get you about a 4" length of old speedometer cable, put it in your drill and
turn it in a direction that won't unravel it. put it in each hole and give
it hell. Also, the hole at the very bottom of the bowl is critical to
proper siphoning. It will be the one that is clogged up the worst.
On Sep 14, 7:29?am, firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Lane) wrote:
yeah interior passages are clogged.
buy a bottle of muriatic acid, and a funnel. wear safety glasses, open
window or turn on bath exhaust fan, best to plunge toilet and empty
bowl for best job but not critical.
put funnel in dip tube opening, the pipe sticking up in the tank that
has a little water tube running to it.
carefully pour about a quart of acid in funnel down tube, avoid
splashing. best to take a deep breathe and hold it right before
now get out of there shut door, wait 15 minutes and flush a couple
flush like 20 times after second treatment to dilute and clear acid in
all drain lines.
hard water clogs the interior passages and openings. i have done this
myself here and for friends works every time.
always add acid to water NEVER the other way around!!!
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