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Old 08-17-2010, 08:09 AM   #1
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I removed and existing toilet during renovations , my question is if I don't put some kind of seal on it will the water thats in the drain back up thru the hole.
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Yes, it can. But it will back up somewhere else too if its not draining correctly. My big worry would be construction debris falling down the hole and getting stuck. You can get a 3" or 4" test cap at the hardware store (usually has a wing nut on it) that will seal it completely, or just stuff a rag in the hole to keep stuff from falling in
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I removed and existing toilet during renovations , my question is if I don't put some kind of seal on it will the water thats in the drain back up thru the hole.
Yes, you should cover it during a renovation. But if there's water standing in the flange you have a blockage.
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We had the line cleaned out and our septic cleaned a couple of months ago. The problem started when we moved our kitchen accross the room. I can run the dishwasher no problem i can flush the upstairs toilet no problem but when i take a shower the water comes up. does that make sense.. mind you the showere is up stairs and the open hole is down stairs. I'm thinking I need a permanent seal until I can have the toilet installed?
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The water does drain in the flange. so I know it's going out.
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Water still shouldn't come up regardless of where you run water. I'm still having a problem picturing why you get water when you run the shower upstairs, but not when you flush the toilet upstairs.

Perhaps it has already come up a bit then drained by the time you get back down there? (which would mean small blockage). Maybe watch while someone else flushes the toilet. You may also have a fitting in backwards where the shower ties into the main near the downstairs toilet.

When you do eventually reset the toilet, the water will gurgle in the toilet when you're running the shower if the problem isn't remedied.
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