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Slow draining toilet

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mclean1979, 7 Nov 2019.

  1. Chris_W

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    This is pertinent of a blockages. Perhaps a diagram might be better to explain things?
     
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    Dear all, thanks for your assistance, it led me to think more about the drains rather than the vents. It's funny how it can seem like the vents are at fault but as correctly stated in this group, the drains should be checked as they are normally responsible.

    After watching a YouTube video with very similar diagnosis I lifted the drain at the front of the property. I realised that he rear stack connected straight to this whereas the front stack was not in line with it therefore would branch onto it. No blockage between front stack and main drain, therefore likely that blockage was in main drain pipe under house.

    Used the metal tip of the rods and fed right under my house, felt something, nearly got stuck, and then pulled it back out. Used the plunger attachment, fed in as much as it would go and then a few plunges and water started to run. Then more and then even more. All the water has backed up so much that it must have been seeping through the crud and then suddenly water was running clear. Went inside and flushed the toilet, boy was I happy to see that thing flush after about a month of investigating.

    Thanks diynot
     
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    I'm impressed you got both parts back, or was it only the handle?
     
  5. Chris_W

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    No both parts, I was impressed too :LOL: they were brand new and h was only ridding a gulley :ROFLMAO:
     
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