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Old 10-21-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Toilet the cause of clogging??


Both toilets in the house have a habit of clogging easily when flushing anything solid.

Plumber said lines were clear and looked good, said the cause was the toilets themselves. Just not enough power in the flush. Is this feasible?

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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Flush both toilets at the same time (with no solid material inside). If you notice sluggishness not present when flusing just one toilet then you can have a plumbing system vent problem. This in turn can cause clogging within a toilet because the water does not exit fast enough.

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There is definitely sluggishness in the hall bathroom, just when flushing it alone with no solid material.
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You didn't say how old the toilets are, but are the jet holes (under the rim) flowing freely? If not, you won't get a strong flush. It makes a HUGE difference. Mine got pretty clogged one time, and would just barely flush. I took a coat hanger and cleaned out all the little holes under the rim (and the big one at the bottom), it's been working fine ever since. They do tend to get clogged up with deposits and lime buildup after a while. Worth a shot, and it won't cost you anything but a coat hanger and a few minutes of your time..

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You didn't say how old the toilets are, but are the jet holes (under the rim) flowing freely? If not, you won't get a strong flush. It makes a HUGE difference. Mine got pretty clogged one time, and would just barely flush. I took a coat hanger and cleaned out all the little holes under the rim (and the big one at the bottom), it's been working fine ever since. They do tend to get clogged up with deposits and lime buildup after a while. Worth a shot, and it won't cost you anything but a coat hanger and a few minutes of your time..
K, thanks I will try that!
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