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Old 06-28-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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Hello... We recently redid all the plumbing in our home. We moved the toilet about 3 ft from where it use to sit. Basically we cut the **** pipe, Turned it, and booted where the crack was (which is above the drain pipes). All my drains work great but my toilet gets clogged on what seems to be nothing. It's a crapshoot on if you will have to plunge or not. It does this on solids or liquids in the bowl. (plunging does make it work for a bit)

We redid the whole back half of the house so anything is possible.

The toilet itself was our OLD toilet since it wasn't that old we did not replace it. We also had no issues with the toilet prior to the remodel.

Not sure what could cause this.. My contractor said he cleared the pipe out so not sure what to do here and am looking for any suggestions.

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...Basically we cut the **** pipe, Turned it, and booted where the crack was (which is above the drain pipes).
Perhaps me but I can't follow what you did: Cut what pipe (drain line?), turned it where?, what crack? etc...
How far is vent stack from the toilet base?
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we used a cast iron splitter and split the pipe and turned it then booted the pipe back together. The toilet is less than 3 feet away from the main stack.
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It's a crapshoot on if you will have to plunge or not. It does this on solids or liquids in the bowl.
Well a toilet is certainly not going to get stopped up on a liquid.

Sounds like you have a partial blockage somewhere down the line.

Suggest that you pull the toilet and run a snake down the line to clear.
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Pull the toilet dump water in drain to make sure water is running, check toilet for foreign objects in trap.
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I dont understand what you mean by "turned it" in regards to the pipe. Are you saying you added a fitting of some type, like a 90 degree elbow? Did you re-use the old pipe? I would suggest replacing as much of the old cast iron pipe as possible, running new pvc schedule 40 pipe, and then joining them with a shielded mission coupling.

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Way to late to be running anything new but yes we physically turned the pipe and reused it. Ill try taking the toilet off and running a snake....

Should i run a snake through the toilet first and see if that helps before i take the toilet off?
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Way to late to be running anything new but yes we physically turned the pipe and reused it. Ill try taking the toilet off and running a snake....

Should i run a snake through the toilet first and see if that helps before i take the toilet off?
Likely easier although depending on what is in there you might push it further into your line.
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Should i run a snake through the toilet first and see if that helps before i take the toilet off?
Doubt that you would get any snake other than a toilet auger thru the toilet. If you did you would probably scratch up to porcelain.

Pull the toilet and snake the line. The blockage, if there is one, is not in the toilet. It is probably 10 or 20 foot down the line.
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UPDATE : Not sure how but it seems to have corrected itself. For the last week we have had no backups or issues... must of finally knocked loose whatever the problem was.
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