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Old 07-25-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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we bought this house about two years ago. all the work the previous owner did on the house is/was hacked at best. he redid the plumbing waste line and never hooked the stink pipe back up. also, i feel he didn't put an appropriate angle on the pipe. anyway, the toilet will not flush correctly about 75% of the time. when we first moved in the toilet flushed fine and progressively got worse over time. i believe it has to do with a lack of stink pipe, but all the other sinks and the tub drains fine. any ideas?

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There should be a drain line slope of 1/4" per linear foot toward the sewer/septic system.
A toilet has its own built-in trap, and the drain line has to be vented a few feet from the toilet with a vent stack through the roof. A toilet drain line and stack should either be 3" or 4".
It will never work right without a vent.
Sounds like it needs a replumb job.
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that's what i was afraid of. thanks for the reply!

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If the toilet worked fine before and is getting worse over time it is not a venting problem. Either the drain is getting clogged or it is an issue with the toilet itself,
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thanks, i'll look into that as well.

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