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Old 02-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Our toilet gets clogged half the time it gets flushed.
I'm thinking replacing the cast iron with pvc should help
the problem. It appears to be a unique piece of cast iron.
the toilet flange sits in the regular position.
It immediately takes a 90 degree turn to head to the stack.
Right after the turn a 1 1/2" enters the cast iron at a 45
degree angle for the shower drain.
Any ideas????


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Old 02-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Should have no effect on the toilet draining.
#1 Any and all cast iron should have been removed and replaced years ago.
More inclinded to think it's the line it's self is plugged or there's something stuck in the toilets trap it's self (inside the toilet). Very common problum.
Remove the toilet and lay it down and see if something rattles or is blocking the drain.

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Should have no effect on the toilet draining.
#1 Any and all cast iron should have been removed and replaced years ago.
More inclinded to think it's the line it's self is plugged or there's something stuck in the toilets trap it's self (inside the toilet). Very common problum.
Remove the toilet and lay it down and see if something rattles or is blocking the drain.

Even replaced the toilet last year. Have had a snake way the past the join to the stack.
I didn't want to have to say it but my poops go down without a problem. Mother, on the other hand consistantly plugs up the toilet.
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how old is commode.....plumbing my need replaced but commode may need replaced as well...
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Even replaced the toilet last year. Have had a snake way the past the join to the stack.
I didn't want to have to say it but my poops go down without a problem. Mother, on the other hand consistantly plugs up the toilet.
Did you snake the drain?

If so what size snake did you use? If you used anything less than 1/2" with a cutter head then you didn't really snake the line.
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Try and explan it this way to her. If you did not eat it or it does not come off the toilet paper roll but it in the trash can.
If she is flushing personal items or things like paper towels down the toilet it's time to let her start learning how to work on it.
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Yes those white mice can catch on the inside of the cast.
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Try and explan it this way to her. If you did not eat it or it does not come off the toilet paper roll but it in the trash can.
If she is flushing personal items or things like paper towels down the toilet it's time to let her start learning how to work on it.
Not like that at all. We are old, retired folks. We know what goes in a toilet.
When I replaced the toilet last year I ran my arm down to the join in the stack. No obstruction. I'm only hoping pvc will have less drag and perhaps solve the problem.
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Do you folks use the handi wipes?
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Should have no effect on the toilet draining.
#1 Any and all cast iron should have been removed and replaced years ago.
More inclinded to think it's the line it's self is plugged or there's something stuck in the toilets trap it's self (inside the toilet). Very common problum.
Remove the toilet and lay it down and see if something rattles or is blocking the drain.
So why are we comdeming any and all cast iron in this situation?
Ive seen plenty of old cast iron pipes that have been around longer than me tht are in better shape than me!
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So why are we comdeming any and all cast iron in this situation?
Ive seen plenty of old cast iron pipes that have been around longer than me tht are in better shape than me!
I agree! Yes, it will eventually fail, but probly decades from now
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Two fairly common causes---a sagging toilet pipe--pitched wrong--

An obstructed vent--not allowing air into the pipes---both fairly easy to test
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I am going to throw this in just in case it has any bearing. I worked for a number of years in retirement communities and have done battle with countless clogged toilets. Hard water was the culprit many of the times. These toilets relied on the holes around the rim of the bowl to release much of the water and as they started to rock up the "dump" of water was insufficient to trigger a good flush. I would diagnose calcium or clog by dumping in a 3 gal bucket of water. Muriatic acid would set em straight again.

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