Toilet n tub not working yet sink are fine
by, 06-16-2010 at 02:39 PM (2153 Views)
I have a problem with my toilet and tub yet I do not have issues with my sinks in the bathroom or in the kitchen.
I have only one bathroom which was working for 4 months after a handyman replaced the cast iron pipes with ABS.
I went down the crawl space and saw that he forgot to put a vent for the toilet. There is one for the tub and a seperate for the double sinks.
I snake the toilet pipes after taking the toilet out and I still could see the water inches below the floor. If the main problem was the vent, then I would expect for the water to run down after the removal of the toilet which it did not. I am confused because eventhough the tub and toilet are out of order, the sinks (down stream) are working fine while the toilet pipe upstream is filled with water. Can anybody help me understand the problem.
I know that I should have a vent for the toilet and I will add a 2" vent this weekend but i am affraid that the problem of the toilet and tub not working will not go away.