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Old 01-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Happy new year everyone, i got a good one for all of you hope you guys can help me. I just recently move into my home plumbing was all redone, and an upstairs bathroom was added. So i have a bathroom downstairs and a bathroom upstairs right above it. Sometimes when i flush the upstairs toilet my bottom bathroom sick fills up to the overflow then goes down and drains. Now i got it to stop one day when i had someone hold the drain down stairs shut and finger over the overflow and flushed upstairs and it worked fine but i had a bad incident last night a guest "used" the upstairs toilet and i think u could all guess what happend next. I really hope this is just a pipe that needs to be snaked. Anyone know what it could be?!!??

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Tell us more----Does the downstairs bath have a tub?

Was the upstairs bath plumbed into the vent stack for the original bath?

Is the down stairs toilet affected?

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Yes both bathrooms up and down are full baths. Both have tubs. The bottom bathroom toilet and tub is NOT affected, only sink. When it does happen the sink down stairs fills up rapidly too! Then goes down slow. As far as your other question i have no idea, the plumbing was done before i moved in. So again so im clear. I flush the top toilet. And bottom sink fills up very fast till it hits the overflow then goes down slow.
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Have the line cabled before something other than just water shows upm in your sink!
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you said it don't happen all the time?only sometimes...
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you said it don't happen all the time?only sometimes...
Yes only when a solid goes down toliet paper etc.
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Pipe is being over loaded,cable it out
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Pipe is being over loaded,cable it out
What could be jamming it up?
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Could be just a slow drain and cabling it will help---

could be that water is leaving the stack and entering the upper arm of the sink vent and entering the sink that way---

I'd pull the upstairs toilet and thoroughly
Rod that line---If there is blockage it's above the downstairs tub and below the vanity sink
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Sounds to me like its using the lav as an overflow basically till the main line catches up then drains back out,it all depends on how the plumbing is tied together as to which fixture overflows first
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Hard to tell without a sewer camera or opening up the wall---
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Hard to tell without a sewer camera or opening up the wall---
Oh man dont even say open up the wall haha last thing i wanna do i have brand new tile up
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Thanks for all your help guys im going to take your advice and cable from upstairs, ill let you guys know what happends.
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Make sure to flush as much water as possible down the main while its being cabled to wash the trash out of line as possible while doing it.
Id run it all the way to street if possible,might be easier to run from upstairs to main floor first then from main floor to street.
Again it all depends on how the plumbing is laid out,talk to your drain cleaning guy and tell him whats going on with it
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Yes only when a solid goes down toliet paper etc.
has it done it from the start with the remodel...asking because had this same problem before at a location and found fitting installed backwards....

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