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imnotaplumber 11-28-2011 06:36 PM

Toilet Bowl emptying inconsistently
 
I noticed a pretty intense leak at the base of my toilet yesterday. I removed the toilet to find a wax ring that looked like it was not making contact with the toilet bottom. I replaced it while doubling up the ring to ensure a seal is made between the floor and toilet.

Now I can flush the toilet once successfully, but a second flush just fills the bowl with no water emptying. It then drains slowly over a couple of hours. Sometimes the second flush yields a small air bubble in the bowl.

What in the world am I missing?!?

oh'mike 11-28-2011 07:06 PM

Sounds like you squished the wax ring and it is partially blocking the pipe---

oh'mike 11-28-2011 07:14 PM

Or--your pipe was plugged up before the leak---and it's still plugged up----

ben's plumbing 11-28-2011 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 780888)
Or--your pipe was plugged up before the leak---and it's still plugged up----

yes agree with mike seem like a clog thats what caused the seal to leak in the first place...lift commode start dumping 5 gallon buckets... you should see drain back up....if not reset commode making sure bowl wax is straight...


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