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Old 02-19-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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I am having a drainage problem
When i flush the toilet every thing is ok unless i take a shower or was some dishes or even shave when i do these the toilet will gergle and then i have to wait about 2 hrs before i can flush the toilet again.
Can some body tell me why it is doing this and how i can go about getting it fixed.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:54 PM   #2
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The vents are clogged somewhere. The toilet has enough water to flow freely. The others are not flowing as fast. The vent should help equalize this pressure, but since it is not working water is siphoning from the toilet trap. Which tries to refill slowly and you hear it.

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Old 02-20-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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Snake the "stinkpipe" from the roof.
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I agree it is a venting problem. Look at your roof and you should see one (or more) pipes sticking through it. These are vent pipes. In the winter, spiderwebs can collect condensate and freeze, birds can build nests on/in them or an animal seeking warmth, can fall down them. If it is safe, go onto the roof with a flashlight and examine the pipe(s). If clogged, remove all you can by hand and then flush the line with a garden hose.
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