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Old 04-26-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Shower noisy when toilet flushed

I am remodeling a bath and need help with a possible venting issue. Over the past several years the shower drain gurgles when the toilet is flushed. The house was built in 1968. The bath has been gutted so I thought now is the time to investigate the problem. It is an upstairs bath that was all original. Is the vent clogged? Should I have it snaked through the toilet and shower drain? I never had a problem with the toilet being clogged in use. Please help.


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It does sound like a vent issue, but it needs to be snaked from the roof.


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Old 04-27-2011, 07:40 AM   #3
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The sink might be wet venting the shower and toilet. If the sink drain is partially clogged, that could be the problem.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Just Bill
It does sound like a vent issue, but it needs to be snaked from the roof.
my plumbing instructors said that as of 2010 it is against code to snake from the roof. I would check your local regulations if your city is strict on that kind of thing
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