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    Unhappy Toilet, shower overflow

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    I have a 3/2 ranch style. Bathroom #2 is fine. Master bath toilet and shower overflows when you turn on the vanity sink. I snaked under the toilet and shower, but nothing. the sewege line to the house is fine because bath# 2, kitchen and washroom flow just fine..... What do I do??

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    My guess is thatyou didn't snake far enough...
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    So, are you saying the area to concentrate on is under the toilet? I had a 15ft. snake. I didn't know where the problem originated (sink, toilet or shower)

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    If all of the otherfixtures drain properly, then the clog is somewhere between the toilet and the tub and where it joins the main sewer line for the other fixtures thatdo work. How far apart are the two bathrooms? you might need s snake a little longer than that to account for the possible bends and change in elevation.
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    The master bath is in the back of the house and bath #2 is in front of it seperated by a wall now that I look at it. if the wall seperating the baths weren't there, the shower in the master would be a few feet next to the tub in bath#2

    Now would this affect the vanity sink, because it doesn't overflow, it goes "blurp, blurp" and then makes the shower and toilet overflow.

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    Sorry, I don't know the answer...
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    If using the vanity sink backs up the other fixtures, wouldn't it make sense that it's not draining and it's the one that needs snaking?

    Unless....................Ominous music playing .............

    It could be the main line.........

    Hard to say without being there.
    Last edited by Terry; 12-30-2004 at 07:13 PM.

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