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Old 04-27-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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On septic system, toilet not flushing but gurgling


We are on a septic system, house is 26 years old. Should we be able to see water at the top of the clean out pipe?
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:43 PM   #2
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Should be empty. Is the tank full or blocked?
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Not sure. I'm thinking blocked...We are on a septic system, house is 26 years old. MB toilet stopped up, plunging can drain it but when flushed again, bowl fills up and doesn't drain. Last night, bathtub in MB drained but water came up through the shower! Now another toilet won't drain when flushed. We hear gurgling sounds from the toilets. Dishwasher ran but backed up in kitchen sink about an inch of soapy water, then drained. No water remained in dishwasher, it completed cycle. Snaked MB toilet and clean out pipe, no obstructions found. Water is visible in clean out pipe, but level varies when we do flush water from a 3rd toilet. Any ideas and feedback greatly appreciated. So who do we call?

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When was the tank last pumped?
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2012 when my stepdaughter was living here with her 2 kids. I use ridX most every month...
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RidX doesn't work.

Pull the lid and check the tank. Kids are notorious for flushing stuff that doesn't belong in a septic system.
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Thanks for your help! Hubby talked with a plumber who told him the clog probably was between the house and tank. Told him to use a special nozzle on the hose to dislodge it, and it worked! Back to normal functioning 😅
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