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Old 02-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #16
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yes a vent problem can cause this symptom but I really never seen one totaly clog like yours..it blows trap seal in another fixture so I am kinda stumped..
I probably should mention that this toilet is the only thing going into this sewer line that runs directly to the main sewer and is not vented. I've always wondered how a toilet could work without a sewer line vent but the old toilet before this one worked for many years and this new one worked for two months.

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I probably should mention that this toilet is the only thing going into this sewer line that runs directly to the main sewer and is not vented. I've always wondered how a toilet could work without a sewer line vent but the old toilet before this one worked for many years and this new one worked for two months.
How long is the branch before it ties into the main?
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How long is the branch before it ties into the main?
About 65 feet.
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About 65 feet.
So you have just a toilet and that's it? 65' away without a vent? I suspect this is the problem?
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So you have just a toilet and that's it? 65' away without a vent? I suspect this is the problem?
It's the last thing I have to check out. I'll be adding a vent to it this afternoon. Even if this fixes the problem it won't explain why the old toilet worked there for many years and the new one worked for two months.
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It's the last thing I have to check out. I'll be adding a vent to it this afternoon. Even if this fixes the problem it won't explain why the old toilet worked there for many years and the new one worked for two months.
Why do you have just the toilet? No sink or anything? What is the purpose of this toilet and where is it located?
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venting is not the problem i can almost guarantee that
read the exception for venting in link
http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...2_9_sec009.htm
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Venting the line fixed the problem. I guess I'll never know why it worked for all that time without the vent. Thanks everyone.
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ok glad to hear that it is fixed....still why did commode work for 2 months as you said with no problems.....does not make normal sense at all..

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