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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy LaDuca View Post
    I think I figured it out. About 3 months ago my roommate moved out. He had a regular toilet with lots of flow. I use the ultra low flow toilet exclusivey because it flushes so quick. My roommate also tended to use a lot more water than me (longer, more frequent showers) and the both of us would be doing laundry. Now it's just me. So the ratio of solid waste to water has gone way up. I need to waste more water! I did contact the city though.

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    I don’t really know what is happening but it could be a pump, or lift station problem. Florida is mostly flat so instead of gravity sewer they may need pumps to keep things moving. Sometimes the primary pump fails and then there is a secondary or back up pump with floats that are set higher. The pump tank could be over filling causing a back up but then the back-up pump kicks in and the problem goes away. You may want to call the city public works department and discuss the problem with them. .... You may have some venting issues in your home because positive air pressure should vent out the roof vents.

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    Nice post Smooky.

    Great Links that should help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    Nice post Smooky.

    Great Links that should help.
    Yes, thanks for that second link it was very informative.

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    My mothers toilet in Pensacola was doing this and it turned out to be the septic drain field was shot and water was backing up. It could only handle 1 shower and three flushes and a bit of kitchen sink a day.

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