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Richmarti12 03-15-2008 09:53 PM

why one toilet backs up and other does not
 
I recently intall a second bathroom and put in a toilet that clogs often while my first toilet has never been a problem. The first toilet has an air pressure tank and the second does not. It is a more basic/traditional model. Can the location or quality of the toilet be a factor or is a toilet a toilet when it comes to flushing?

terri_and_jj 03-15-2008 10:27 PM

is the new one an Ultra Low Flow model (ULFT). i've heard that some of these tend to clog more than standard models

there are things that help a toilet flush better, like a fully glazed trap

Astaroth88 03-16-2008 03:22 AM

Location can be part of the problem at times. Are both toilets connected to separate branches on different floors and to the same stack and/or is the new toilet wet vented? If so, I believe that a blockage in the venting system may be the problem, or possibly something wrong with the flushing mechanism, maybe the flapper isn't staying open long enough. Of course, it could also just be an old fashioned clog as well.


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