commode stoppage

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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        With a recent home commode stoppage, the plumber said it was caused by calcium build-up and the commode should be replaced. It is only several years old, and anyway I cannot believe that there could be a sufficient calsium build- up to stop a commode. There is no similar problem throught the house. Any thoughts.

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        Avatar photoRetired plbg1

          First time I heard that, did he mean in flushing rim. Did you get it unstopped. Let me know.

          Art retired plbg

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          Avatar photoAKPlumber

            Like Art said, the rim of bowls have small ports around the upper inside, and these can get plugged up with calcium deposits and whatnot denying the toilet the ability to properly flush and often exhibiting the same symptoms as if the toilet was plugged up normally. Easiest fix is to take something thin, strong and pointy, like a coat hanger, and carefully poke it through all these holes around the rim. Give it a try and see what happens.

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