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gundogblue
11-13-2008, 05:07 PM
I just recently had my septic tank pumped and repaired, and my septic field repaired. None of the plumbing in my bathroom was used for 8 days until all the repairs were completed since all the work was done my toilet still flushes slow, and after about every three uses I have to plungger the toilet in order for it to flush. Could this mean that I need the pipes rodded out, or could this indicate I need a new toilet?
Thanks ,
Paul :)

Terry
11-13-2008, 05:22 PM
Most of the time, it's something in the trapway of the toilet.
Last week Jamie pulled a cell phone out of one bowl, and a tootbrush out of a second bowl.

99k
11-13-2008, 05:30 PM
Most of the time, it's something in the trapway of the toilet.
Last week Jamie pulled a cell phone out of one bowl, and a tootbrush out of a second bowl.

I'm having the same issue ... do I need to remove the toilet from the flange or is there a trick I'm not aware of. Thanks.

nhmaster
11-13-2008, 05:41 PM
You need a toilet auger

gundogblue
11-13-2008, 07:11 PM
Please forgive my ignorance, is the trapway in the toilet with-in the toilet bowl itself, or is it in the pipes below the toilet bowl? I know how to take off the toilet bowl, and reinstal it, but thats about the limit of my knowledge of toilets, is this something I should hire a plumber to fix? And thanks so much for the info, I really do appriciate it.
Paul

jadnashua
11-13-2008, 07:32 PM
The trap is inside of the toilet and since it dumps into a considerably bigger pipe, is the most likely place for a clog.

gundogblue
11-13-2008, 07:38 PM
So if I take the toilet bowl off there's a good chance that I will find the problem with-in the toilet bowl itself ?
Paul

burleymike
11-13-2008, 08:49 PM
I once had a neighbor that smoked a pipe. He always had one in his mouth. One evening he called me and asked if I could help him get the cleanout open. He figured one of his granddaughters flushed something. The old cleanout finally came open. We ran a snake in there and felt nothing.

He put a small mirror and a flashlight in there and we saw a wad of toilet paper and other gunk just above the cleanout. We used a coat hanger to get it loose. Well there was one of his pipes. He said he had been looking for that one ever since the granddaughters had visited. :D

Redwood
11-13-2008, 11:02 PM
Use a closet auger! There is usually no need to remove the toilet.

nhmaster
11-14-2008, 03:13 AM
I sometimes wonder if anyone ever bothers to actually read the responses.

Southern Man
11-14-2008, 05:38 AM
I sometimes wonder if anyone ever bothers to actually read the responses. ...or the questions. :D

Redwood
11-14-2008, 06:53 AM
...or the questions. :D

Some responses are not worth reading.
The link in my auto signature helps with that problem.:cool:

hj
11-14-2008, 07:52 AM
The septic tank probably did not have anything to do with the toilet not working in the first place. But there are so many possibilities that we might not cover all of them, and you might do the wrong thing to cure them. Often the problem does not require removing the toilet, and even if you do, that might do nothing to help cure the problem. You MUST find out WHAT is causing the problem before you can even think about curing it.

Southern Man
11-14-2008, 07:54 AM
Some responses are not worth reading.
The link in my auto signature helps with that problem.:cool: Since when is a "question" a "response"?

Perhaps you should consider a class in basic readin' and 'ritin'. :)

Redwood
11-14-2008, 08:51 AM
Your response being what was not worth reading.
And, Your follow up certainly wasn't worth writing.
Opps sorry southern man I meant to write... Ritin

Hillbilly Man
11-14-2008, 10:12 AM
Down here ya all...
When our toilets plug up we just have to dig a new hole and move the toilet over a few feet.

Southern Man
11-14-2008, 10:39 AM
Nice avatar, Redwood. :)



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Southern Man
11-14-2008, 10:54 AM
Down here ya all...
When our toilets plug up we just have to dig a new hole and move the toilet over a few feet.
How's your groundwater contamination, Mr. sanitation expert? For our modern composting toilets, the floor is a 4x8 sheet of pressure treat plywood with a privy hole centered in one quadrant. When the pile gets high we unscrew the floor, and rotate it or flip it to get the hole in a new position. :)

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Hillbilly Man
11-14-2008, 10:59 AM
As long as my well is up stream n yours is downsteam I don't see a problem

Redwood
11-14-2008, 11:45 AM
I guess we now know how Southern Man got to be so full of ****...
His well is downstream from Hillbilly Man's outhouse!:eek:

I knew it had to be something like that...

Redwood
11-14-2008, 11:09 PM
Nice avatar, Redwood. :)

What my Redwood Pipe Avitar?
I've had that a long time I just took it off for the presidential race...

Why did you change your avitar?
Oh I see some of your kin folk are using one too close for comfort...

Hillbilly Man
11-15-2008, 12:07 AM
Hey Southern Man Remember this....
When yer sis an I got hitched?

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99k
11-15-2008, 01:18 PM
I sometimes wonder if anyone ever bothers to actually read the responses.

I just read it ... thanks NH and Redwood. Ironically I had this same auger hanging around in my garage for the last 5 years ... used it once on the rental property and decided to throw it out recently since our toilets NEVER CLOG! Murphy Law in affect.:rolleyes: