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We just purchased a Jameco 1.6 L toilet because we were told our other toilet was broke, well now this new one is doing the same thing, its not flushing completly, sometimes not at all. HELP PLEASE ???????... Read full answer
We just purchased a Jameco 1.6 L toilet because we were told our other toilet was broke, well now this new one is doing the same thing, its not flushing completly, sometimes not at all. HELP PLEASE ???????
Submitted: 10 years ago.Category: Plumbing
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9/6/2008
Plumber: 30yearPlumber, Plumber replied 10 years ago
30yearPlumber
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A toilet not flushing completely can be caused by a few problems. The fact that you have replaced the toilet and are still having the problem suggests that it is a piping issue. It's either a clogged waste line, in which you have to clean it out with a snake or have it jetted. The only other thing it may be is a venting problem. If it worked for years and all the sudden stopped working it may be a blocked vent line. Vent lines can go separately through the roof, or they may tie into another vent. If it's seperate through the roof you may be able to snake it from the roof down to clear any obstructions. Hope this helps. Plumber Tom. Please hit accept if this helped you. Thanks
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Customer reply replied 10 years ago
Can we pour some bleach or have the water pressure from a hose or a pressure washer unclog the vent line, as it would have to be an awful long snake to be able to snake it,,how could we find out if its a clogged waste line ,What is easiest first to do ????, is there an easy way to do that,,, your really helping us alot,,, thanks
Plumber: 30yearPlumber, Plumber replied 10 years ago
I would disconnect and remove the toilet. Pour a full bucket of water down the drain and see if it backs up. If there is no problem with the drain then it's a vent issue or the possibility that you have a bad toilet. I know the bad toilet idea may be a long shot but I've seen it happen. Bleach will not work to unclog a vent line. I hope this helps. Good luck, Plumber Tom
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