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Old 10-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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I have two bathrooms and both my toilets seemed to be backing up like it is clogged they do not run over and when they empty back out there is very little water left in the bowl we bought a snake and snaked it but that has not seemed to help.

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You may have one of the following

The snake you purchased is not large enough to clear the clog

The snake you purchased is not long enough to reach the clog

or You have a vent restricted or plugged

My best guess is that the snake is not long enough to reach the clog and probably not strong enough as well (Size and RPM)

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explain how you rodded out the line with a toilet auger or a sewer rodder that carries 100 feet of cable.Did you have to remove the toilet?or did you rod from a cleanout on the stack?Reason im asking is to get a better idea of whats going on.Also whats happening when you run the lav sink and shower do you notice that the toilet is making gurgling noises or do you notice water backing up into the tub/shower?
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I thinking one of those 1/4" hand augers
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You may have one of the following

The snake you purchased is not large enough to clear the clog

The snake you purchased is not long enough to reach the clog

or You have a vent restricted or plugged

My best guess is that the snake is not long enough to reach the clog and probably not strong enough as well (Size and RPM)
Even though you are THE Plumber, I'll VENTure to say it's a VENTing problem! In one of the places I lived. We had two bathrooms. One always seemd to have problems getting clogged often, and not flushing so great at other times, either. The other hardly if ever was clogged. (maybe once, had to be augered.) I went up on the roof and found that the vent for toilet #1 was clogged (by "Mistakenly"? poured concrete.)! (No matter what) Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!

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