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Old 04-15-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Toilet bowl slowly draining


I've noticed in the last 2 days that our hall toilet keeps slowly draining. At first I thought the dogs were drinking out of it but I kept the lid down all day and it is still doing it.
When I flush the bowl and the tank fill up normally. After about 30 minutes the bowl water goes down about an inch and about an hour it goes down about 2 inches. The tank stays full. It hasn't completely emptied out all the way. I let it go for about 4 hours this morning and it still had about an inch and a half of water in the bowl.
I've tried plunging just in case something is stuck. We do not have kids so there's no toys or any weird objects in there that would be blocking. I also read that if you flush another toilet or drain the tub to listen for gurgling and I did both and heard no gurgling.
I went down in the basement and as of now I didn't see any water down there on the basement floor or under the toilet on the ceiling.
HELP I'm going away for a few days and I don't want to come back to a flooded house.
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Two story house with bathrooms on the second floor?
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HELP I'm going away for a few days and I don't want to come back to a flooded house.
Turn the water off to the toilet tank before you leave for your few days outing. There should be a valve right behind the toilet bowl to do that.

Enjoy your outing with peace of mind and continue work on this problem when you get back,
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It is a rancher with a basement.
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My thought was a plugged vent can cause the toilet water to siphon out when other fixtures are drained.
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sounds like a small crack in trap . it happens
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Our something has gotten into it that is weeping water out of the trap. And plunging doesn't effect it.
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So whats the next step? Do i call a plumber or just gt a new toilet?
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