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Old 02-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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Just finished installing toilet in basement bathroom that was plumbed by builder. Everything seemed to go well except for the amount of water in toilet bowl. After a flush it is fine but after a few minutes all the water seems to drain leaving about 1/4 cup of water. I adjusted the water level from inside the tank which puts more water in the bowl after a flush but with the same result after about 5 minutes. How can I fix this?

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Old 02-25-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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could it be cracked and leaking??? can you see/check below?

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Old 02-25-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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No leakage at all. I must have flushed 25 times.
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maybe your vent is clogged and it's sucking the water out of the tubes? this is a weird one.... guys?

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Does the sewer go into an ejector pump or directly into the sewer?
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:49 PM   #6
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Directly into the sewer.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:22 PM   #7
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Possible it is a crack in the trap that is leaking right into the drain pipe. No evidence left behind. Fill the bowl with a bucket and have someone else flush a toilet elsewhere in the house. Watch to see if the basement bowl empties or starts moving the water in it. That would be a vent problem.
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Believe it or not you probably have a clog. Even if the bowl flushes completely it may be slower than normal what happens is as the water squeezes past the blockage it creates a siphon effect pulling water from the bowl.

Try a plunger see what happens.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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I think you have a vent problem. Check the vent for that toilet and make sure it vented properly. Sounds like you are finishing a basement that was rough plumbed and now you are finishing it. Make sure the vent is not caped off or something.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:47 PM   #10
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Ok, I will try all the tests that you guys threw out and let you know when I get home. If it matters I cut the cap off, put the flange down and put on the toilet so nothing "fell" down the drain. Shows how much I know, I thought it was because the drain was dry! Be back soon....

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