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clogged_toilets 03-27-2010 03:24 PM

always clogged toilets, HELP!
 
Since we moved in this new home, 3 years ago, the new economic and efficient kind of toilet made by Briggs rarely ever flushes! The water quantity and pressure it's ok, but the toilet outlet it's incredible small, so every day they clog!
I have to use a plunger all the time to chop the content that does never flushes and after I flush the toilet many times, finally it's going down...! Pls, don't tell me to use a water bucket...I won't.
I just want a toilet that flushes every time, that's all...I don't even care if it's an efficient one, I have to use every day five times more water when it doesn't flush, anyway!
Does anyone know where I can buy one of those old, larger outlet toilets or some toilets from Canada, perhaps, something with a bigger outlet. Where do I can find those? What sites, what cities, where?
Thank you guys for your help! :( A Worried Mom

Alan 03-27-2010 04:05 PM

Why won't you dump a bucket of water in it? That's the normal suggestion for plumbers to make to see if it will take an appropriate amount of water.

If it's not taking just water, you may need a plumber to come snake the toilet or snake the drain line.

If you won't do that, it will be difficult to direct you.

Big Bob 03-27-2010 04:11 PM

OP...Building material Salvage yards often have some of the older "more water wasting" commodes.

Before you go that route... I noticed your signature...worried mom.

I once tracked down a "why won't this flush right" problem to a looney tunes tooth paste cap 2.5" diameter.. lodged in a Y fitting...creating the perfect semi-clog.

The commode designers and testers use golf balls, assorted paper wads..etc... they should hire 3 year olds with their assorted arsonal of
matchbook cars..puzzle pieces..doll heads... and various prized posessions belonging to their siblings that these real life toilet testers use.

In the mind of little ones...electricity comes from walls.. and the toilet bowl is the great magic hole that makes things vanish. Besides it's fun to watch them disappear. After all..we make it such a big deal for them to use this thing... why not really see what it can do.

Consider getting the drains lines cleaned... something might even be trapped in the commode itself.

Good luck... hope this turns out to be an easy find it and fix.

4just1don 03-28-2010 02:44 PM

bones left over from a pot roast several eons ago also makes a perfect head scratch fodder. dont ask me how I know

D'Brie 03-28-2010 04:34 PM

Get rid of the Briggs toilet(s), consider installing Toto toilets. Have a licensed plumber come to your home and with a micro camera, look into the trapway of the toilet(s) for clogging content. If there is nothing in there move next to jetting/snaking the line and checking the same line with a camera too. Best of luck!

oh'mike 03-28-2010 05:30 PM

The new Kohler toilets are very good --

vsheetz 03-28-2010 06:17 PM

Toto - flush great. I recommend the one piece units, easy to clean - elongaged bowl, comfy for the guys - self closing seat, for the gals.

Jim F 04-21-2010 06:44 PM

My daughter would not stop flushing the roll holder down, you know the plastic kind with the spring. The last time she did it, I could not snake it out no matter what. I even had that thing upside down on my front lawn snaking it from the bottom. Fortunately, it was an old toilet. I got one of those American Standard champion 4 models http://www.homedepot.com/Bath-Toilet...atalogId=10053 They say it can flush a bucket of golf balls.

chrisn 04-22-2010 03:09 AM

[quote=Jim F;431714]My daughter would not stop flushing the roll holder down, you know the plastic kind with the spring. The last time she did it, I could not snake it out no matter what. I even had that thing upside down on my front lawn snaking it from the bottom. Fortunately, it was an old toilet. I got one of those American Standard champion 4 models http://www.homedepot.com/Bath-Toilet...atalogId=10053 They say it can flush a bucket of golf balls.[/quote]


Have you tried that?:eek:


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