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Old 07-13-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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On the lower level of my condo, I have a bathroom that when the toilet flushed, the s

Help! Drain over-flows when toliet flushes.

On the lower level of my condo, I have a bathroom that when the toilet flushed, the sewage backed up from my furnace drain. I ran to home-depot, bought a snake and ran it all the way to the sewage pit/sewage ejector.I believe I opened up the clog enough that the toilet can flush without a problem but I did notice something.

When I flush the toilet, the water level in the drain slightly rises and slowly falls. It this normal? Should I even see water in the drain?
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There should always be standing water in the floor drain because it has a p-trap under the floor. If it fluctuates when you flush though, that means there's some type of blockage in the main. Sounds like a soft/sludgy/greasy blockage in the line before it ties into the pump basin.

I would also test your pump. Is the pump making any noise? Humming?

Your pump has a piggy back plug. You'll be able to manually run the pump by unplugging it and plugging in the top plug only. If you hear the pump run and discharge the pump is operating normally. If not, and it just makes a humming sound, unplug it. The pump will need to be pulled from the basin and either cleared or replaced.


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