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You apparently do know what the issue is.
Federal law mandated 1.6 gpf toilets starting in 1994 for residential. The were horribly weak flushing. It took the plumbing industtry a number of years to produce 1.6 gpf toilets That flushed well.

That is what the plumber was referencing whether he was correct in his assessment or not.

You should get rid of those 1970 water wasters.
Thanks for your opinions, but I will keep our "water wasters" as we have no lack of water supply here, and cost is low.
 

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One thing I don't understand is why the overflow with "stuff" in the bowl, but without "Stuff" it flushes ok.

And I don't know about newer toilets (mine are old) but it shouldn't overflow with one flush.
Mine are set to the fill line in the tank, and on the rare occasion it gets plugged it won't put enough water into the bowl to overflow.

If it flushes ok without stuff, but with stuff it plugs, I don't see how the pitch of the pipes, vent stack, or anything else would be the cause.
Perhaps more fiber? :rolleyes:
 
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