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Every time I flushed the toilet my bathtub starts to fill with

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Every time I flushed the toilet my bathtub starts to fill with water. Previously when I was washing a load of clothes, the tub filled up with water also
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.
Welcome.
There is a clog down stream of where the bath tub connects to the sewer line.
Tell me about how handy you are, and if you are able to locate a sewer line clean out ( wye fitting with a plug in it)... or if you would be inclined to remove the toilet and run a snake from there or not.
The clog could be waste debris, or a tree root problem... if its just waste you might be able to handle it.
If it is tree roots, you will most likely have to call in a plumber with a machine that inspects the sewer line with a camera, so he can send a rotating root cutter down the main 4" sewer line to cut the roots out.
The older the home is, and more trees and shrubs around, the more likely there is a tree root problem.
Let me know what you think, we can go from there as needed, without a time limit... unless you rate negatively, that closes the question.
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