All the drains in my daughter's house run very slow, including the toilets.
They never overflow or not drain, they're just slow.
Whether the toilet is flushed empty or with waste makes no difference.
This sounds to me like it could be the vent pipe.
Is this a possibility?
How do you determine if it is indeed at fault?
And how do you clean it out?
Would a pound of Drano down the toilet be indicated? I've never tried this,
though I did pour a bunch into a cleanout one time for a friend whose drain
If you have a cardboard tube (like from wrapping paper at Christmas) you can
pour Drano down the inside of the tube, and get it right into the pipe. The
cleanout was angled down, and I needed the cardboard "chute" to get the
crystals into the center of the pipe. I know, totally clever idea.
<< This sounds to me like it could be the vent pipe. Is this a possibility? >>
Good first place to look. And cheapest to correct.
<< How do you determine if it is indeed at fault? >>
Take a hose up on the roof, put it in the vent and turn it on. If the vent
fills with water fairly quickly you.ve found the problem.
<< And how do you clean it out? >>
Try the usual tools, a plumbers snake, etc. However, the main drain may have
tree roots impeding flow. Best diagnosis there would be a pro with a drain
scope. Good luck.
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