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      MasterPlumbers
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      Man, I am about to the end of my toilet. We just put back an older standard toilet we got.
      Our old one broke and this was from a house on the street of the same vintage. It is an American Standard.
      The toilet will flush but, backs up once or twice and sometimes runs over. I have taken the toilet out and run a
      lot of water down the sewer line. I have also taken a snake and run it through the toliet even the vent pipe on
      the roof with no success. I am about to pull the toilet again and wash the bottom out.
      When I flush it, it is real slow as the water moves to the top the slowly flushes. By the time all the water is back in it look normal but when I flush again it might backup.
      Any ideas on what is happening..

    • #287322

      Sounds like you still have a partial Blockage.

      A lot of times there is either a
      Q-tip OR a wire from deodorant that hangs on the side of the toilet and they fall in. using a regular snake the head is too small and ends up passing it (path of least resistance) TRY using a Drop Head Auger (WC SNAKE)

      The older toilets do require a lot of volume for a proper flush so make sure the tank bulb is not dropping prematurely

      You can adjust the lift rod and guide rod for a longer flushing action. These things are a real pain sometimes just hang in there .

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