I have a toilet without a siphon jet. A couple of weeks ago there was some
material in the bowl that did not go down - it got stuck somewhere in the
siphon. I plunged it, eventually I got to a point where a toilet flush
would fill the bowl, and the siphon whirlpool would never really start to
much of a degree, but the bowl would start emptying.
Without a true siphon in action, it doesn't completely empty the bowl of
water. However, some water / material will make it out of the bowl,
although it might take a few flushes to clear everything because of the
Ok... The dumping of a pale of water into the tank does start a true
siphon. But part of that might be the fact that when you dump water
generally it goes in the center of the bowl, and that water velocity might
be assisting with the siphon.
The bowl does fill rapidly and gets to about 1" below the bottom "lip" of
the rim. It hovers there at its peak for a few seconds while the siphon
"fizzles" and then slowly drains.
I'd rather not try the muriatic acid thing as I don't really believe that
the filling is a problem. However the fact that I am still able to use the
toilet and flush real waste (just with several flushes) suggests there is
no "hard" constriction.
I'm thinking there is some very weak constriction on a side of the waste
pipe somewhere, possibly in the toilet, possibly in the pipe... And it is
causing a slight disturbance to the siphon, and hence it never gets
What do y'all think?
If the auger doesnt work do the acid in the dip tube and bowl.
HONESTLY it sounds scarier than it is just have the window open, dont
splash, and take your time.
Leave the acid in a short time like 10 minutes, if it helps give it a
plus its cheap like 5 bucks
Since dumping in a pail of water makes it work, I'm going to
suggest one of two things to check.
First, a plugged vent -might- cause this. Any chance it's
frozen, plugged with a bird's nest, bees, whatever?
I think right now the most likely culprit might be the flapper;
if it's not opening far enough to allow the water to flow
unimpeded, that could happen. Check to see if it's partially
clogged with gasket, foam, anything that might've gotten down
into it. Water should flow down thru it quickly when the handle
is activated to flush the toilet.
Assuming, of course, that the tank is filling all the way up.
If the water is being shut off too soon, and the tank isn't
getting enough water into it, then that would cause what you
That stuff's easy to check. If it doesn't help, then you might
want to check into a cheap toilet auger. They're cheap and easy
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