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Old 11-25-2010, 01:20 AM   #1
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I just walked into a bathroom and hallway full of water. The bowl was empty when I walked in. When I flushed the toilet again, the bowl filled and water did not want to go down, meanwhile I noticed a trickle of water flowing from the bolts. Eventually the water did go down, I shut off the water at the angle stop. Not sure where to start, any suggestions.

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I just walked into a bathroom and hallway full of water. The bowl was empty when I walked in. When I flushed the toilet again, the bowl filled and water did not want to go down, meanwhile I noticed a trickle of water flowing from the bolts. Eventually the water did go down, I shut off the water at the angle stop. Not sure where to start, any suggestions.

toilet may be pluged thats why it dont flush down snake it as for the dripping shut the water and replace the washer in the tank there are two bolts that go thru the tank to under side of toilet but make sure not to over tighten them as it will break it is fragile if you still need help frog1973@hotmail.com

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Was the bowl totally empty or a normal water level?Which bolts are leaking?The tank bolts steve mentioned or the flange (floor) bolts?
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The only reasons the bowl would be empyt is a cracked bowl, or clogghed vent pipe that allowed the bowl water to be sucked out. The main discharge line is clogged and needs to be augered out. The back-up caused the wax seal to break, so you will need a replacement.
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When I flushed the toilet again, the bowl filled and water did not want to go down, meanwhile I noticed a trickle of water flowing from the bolts.
Ayuh,... My guess is the drain pipe is clogged up, 'n the wax ring is compromised...

If you're not up to pulling the toliet, snaking the drain, then putting it back together,...
Call a Plumber...
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Thanks all for the information.

I just noticed that this same toilet bowl is now full of poop. No one has used this toilet, this is a downstairs toilet, the rest of the toilets are upstairs, is this the result of the toilets upstairs not draining correctly through and out of the house?
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sounds like the line somewhere after this toilet is plugged and when you use the upstairs toilet, it backflows into this toilet.

Time to get, most likely, the main line augured, or if damaged, repaired.

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