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Old 12-17-2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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Toilet (Delta) water wont go down


Delta toilet fairly new don't exactly know how new since i bought the house a year ago, when i flush the toilet the bowl fills and swills I tried an auger and it went thru no debris on it either.
tried using the detergent technique over night didnt work also the water i dumped in wouldnt go down either but eventually drained after 20 minutes ,tried plunging too.
what other techniques should i try if any before replacing the toilet?
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You pull the toilet and snake the line. You have a blockage (a partial blockage, but a pretty significant one) in the line. You say that you snaked the toilet. I assume that means you snaked with toilet auger. A toilet auger only extends down to the drain pipe. It is not long enough to get into the pipe. Your blockage is in the line.
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Wax rings are cheap. If you can't get the toilet to flush, pull it and do the bucket test. Fill up a few 5 gal buckets and quickly dump them down the toilet flange. If it doesn't drain as quickly as you can pour the buckets, then something is wrong. 3" and 4" pipes can move a lot of water.
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well snaked the main 80 feet found a few roots didnt open the drain, it was clogged from in the house pulled the toilet snaked into the main line busted the clog open turns out it was alot of grease in the pipes
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pulled the toilet snaked into the main line busted the clog open turns out it was alot of grease in the pipes
Ayuh,..... Which is Why grease goes in the trash, 'n not down the drain,....
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You never put anything down the toilet that you haven't eaten first.
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just bought the house in january im guessing the grease was already there and hair and soap clung to it and made it worse.... anyone use bio clean for maintaining clean pipes?
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just bought the house in january im guessing the grease was already there and hair and soap clung to it and made it worse.... anyone use bio clean for maintaining clean pipes?
Yes, very good product imo.

Use it in the kitchen drain.
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Yes, very good product imo.

Use it in the kitchen drain.
should i start it in the basement sink first then move onto the upstairs kitchen ??
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should i start it in the basement sink first then move onto the upstairs kitchen ??
Doesn't really matter where you start. You can do both at the same time. It takes time to work. It won't be an overnight process.

Just make sure the drain lines you are treating are not clogged and have been snaked and cleared if they are, then use it as a preventative measure for keeping the pipes clear.
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yea i just snaked both inside out to the street 80 feet probably be wise to use bio clean and root x from now on
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If you have tree roots start making plan to dig up the line and replace. Kill the tree.
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