MY AMERICAN STANDARD on a crawlspace flushes water fine but solids wont
go down. put new flush parts in and cleaned holes under rim. snaked
running water hose well down the tack and used closet auger on commode.
what do you think? other toilet on same main drain works fine. tader
Before they have you up on the roof snaking the vent <g>,
do the bucket test. Rapidly dump several buckets of water
into the bowl. If they go right down with no sign of
overflowing, forget the vent.
Does this AmStd bowl have a "siphon jet"? It would a
3/4" round orifice either at the front of the bowl or the
rear, submerged under water.
If the jet doesn't function, the bowl won't produce
an "energetic" flushing action to scrub solids down.
I bought a Am Standard toilet but didn't
install is right away. About a year
later I put it
in and had similar problems. I set the
toilet over the laundry tub and started
It flushed ok when I used a bucket of
water. Howeveer, it would swirl and
swirl when using
the flush mechanism. I found a 2" piece
of rubber hose in one of the front holes
rim. After removing the blockage, it
worked ok. I say just ok, because that
model Am Std
toilet isn't very good at flushing.
Unfortunately, I have 3 of them. It
looks like they quit making this model
Last time this happened to me, some rotten little rugrat in the
apartment had flushed the toilet paper holder spindle and it was up in
the top of the trap. I knew there was something in there but didn't
know what and couldn't get it out. Finally managed to hook it with a
closet auger, but by that time I was almost ready to pull the toilet.
Always, usually, most of the time when liquids go and solids won't,
something is caught in the trap and blocking the way.
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