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Old 09-29-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Toilet backing up into tub. We have 2 other bathrooms that are not clogged. Has been snaked 3 times in past week. Can't find cleanout in backyard.

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Did you clean the vent stack?

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Old 09-29-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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Yes, put hose with bladder down vent
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:17 PM   #4
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Did you pull the toilet and run a cable down the closet bend ?
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:43 PM   #5
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Is it still clogged?... Do you hear any gurgals in your sink? Do u have metal or PVC drain pipes in basement?
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Yes, to all of the above. Toilet does gurgle when running water in tub. Snaked tub overflow also. Still clogged. Should we have a camera used?
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Yes, to all of the above. Toilet does gurgle when running water in tub. Snaked tub overflow also. Still clogged. Should we have a camera used?
Well since this is for DIY yes if you have camera snake or go into addic see were the vent pipe is some cases it's no a strait run down to bath if this is the case make shore the pipe is level by the elbows water might by trapped in there if you got a lot of rain lately this will block the air flow and making the gurgle sound and preventing it to drain in some cases.
And or see if there is a cap opening in drain pipe in basement/ crawl space open it up see if it's clogged there.
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No, we have no camera, but were deciding whether to rent one. Too expensive, so that's out. No basement, slab foundation. Not much rain in Texas lately. No clean out in backyard either. House built in 1965. No trees in back, although neighborhood has lots of trees.

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No, we have no camera, but were deciding whether to rent one. Too expensive, so that's out. No basement, slab foundation. Not much rain in Texas lately. No clean out in backyard either. House built in 1965. No trees in back, although neighborhood has lots of trees.
Well if your not having problems with the other bathrooms then it has to be clogged at a elbow some were, this is a second floor or is it one level house?
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One level house. Wouldn't all the snaking the plumber did have taken care of any clog? I believe the previous owners had same problem. They remodeled that bathroom, but I guess never took care of the problem or just didn't use it. Of course they didn't bother to tell us that when we purchased the house and the inspector only flushed it when checking it. Ugh.

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One level house. Wouldn't all the snaking the plumber did have taken care of any clog? I believe the previous owners had same problem. They remodeled that bathroom, but I guess never took care of the problem or just didn't use it. Of course they didn't bother to tell us that when we purchased the house and the inspector only flushed it when checking it. Ugh.
Got to love those inspectors there your last line of defense when buying a home.
How far apart are the bathrooms? Could be a pitch problem before it gets to the main line.
Did the plumber have a hand snake?
Or was it a big plug in snake with a coil wheel?
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2nd bathroom is almost back to back with the problem one. Plumber used industrial size snake, using the one with the sharp head first and then the thinner one. He did it probably about 4 times. Plumber said he thought it may be a broken pipe or he thought he heard something that sounded last glass. We have no small children to put things down toilet. Plumber as stumped as us, but he keeps charging us everytime he comes out.
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If you can't figure out what it is and/or fix the problem with a conventional drain auger, there are usually only two options. Either send down a camera or excavate the line and try to find where the stoppage and/or break is.

Being that you're on a slab, the camera would be the cheapest and easiest.
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We're at our wits end, so we're probably going to have to pay for camera. I got some quote yesterday and it was $250 for the camera, plus whatever else they do. Ugh! Good thing we have another shower and toilet. Thanks for all your help all of the above.
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If you can't figure out what it is and/or fix the problem with a conventional drain auger, there are usually only two options. Either send down a camera or excavate the line and try to find where the stoppage and/or break is.

Being that you're on a slab, the camera would be the cheapest and easiest.
? Sounds like he might be hitting the cap to the clean out?
Well we can go on for days with this one lol
Cheap way that might work is dump liquid hair and grease plumber down the toilet wait 30 minutes then slowly poor hot water down there and repeat this in toilet, tub and sink. But like Alen said the clean out is probably under your slab hidden
Camera good idea this way you have it for future unless u sell it to some one else.
Let us know how you make out! Best of luck

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