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Re: too effective new toilets...

Posted By: Joe
Sunday, 19 March 2000, at 9:42 a.m.

In Response To: too effective new toilets... (Marilyn Peters)

All modern toilets today are low flow toilets, and I can assure you that the overflowing of these commodes is NOT the result of the toilets.

Low flow toilets are generally hard to flush, but they do NOT overflow unless there is a problem with the drain pipe or vent pipe.

Just because a drain auger has been used to clear a hole in clogged pipes, does not mean the drain has been cleared. Sewer lines, especially older cast iron lines can become very restricted with time. Though an auger can open a hole in a restricted pipe, that hole may only be an inch or so in diameter in a 4 inch pipe. The result is that although water will eventually flow, adding a too large volume of water too quickly will cause the overflow.

Likewise, if the airvent to the sewer line is bocked, overflowing can occur.

You shouldcall a plumbing company to run video camera down your lines in order to pinpoint the problem...because the toilets are not the source.

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