1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Blocked Drain Query

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Jamie D, 18 Jan 2020.

  1. Jamie D

    Jamie D

    Joined:
    18 Feb 2019
    Messages:
    39
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    We have a downstairs loo, both the toilet and basin empty slowly. When you flush the bowl fills and takes about 10-15 minutes to go.

    I have used buckets of water, a plunger and a drain snake on the toilet and that did nothing.

    Today I opened up the drain which is about a metre from our front door (Loo is about 3 metres inside the front door). Floating on the water was about a 30cm deep layer of what I assume is the flushable (apparently not) toilet wipes we use for our toddler.

    The toilet now empties a little quicker, by about a minute. The outside drain is still full of dirty water. Full as in almost to the top. I assume this should not be full? A quick prod with a stick suggest the bottom is about a metre or so down under the water.

    So should this be empty? And what should I do next? Other than ditch flushable wipes which we will from now on.
     
  2. HERTS P&D

    HERTS P&D

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2010
    Messages:
    13,096
    Thanks Received:
    2,019
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes, the manhole should be empty, Do yo have any rods?

    Andy
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. Jamie D

    Jamie D

    Joined:
    18 Feb 2019
    Messages:
    39
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thought as much.

    No, no rods. Assume this is a call a plumber job then?
     
  5. HERTS P&D

    HERTS P&D

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2010
    Messages:
    13,096
    Thanks Received:
    2,019
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. Jamie D

    Jamie D

    Joined:
    18 Feb 2019
    Messages:
    39
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for the link! Looks exactly like my issue. Will get something booked. Cheers for the help!
     
  8. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page