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2 things 2 things. Thing 1 - you have a partial clog somewhere in your pipes, this is why the water is backing up in the first place. Thing 2 - the wax seal under the bottom of your toilet (you can't see it because its UNDER the toilet) is broken. Buy a new one at home depot and install (very easy, I've done it before without any prior knowledge) AFTER you have the clog removed. Try sticking a water hose as deep as possible into your outside tap leading to your plumbing - then turn it on full blast. This works for me every 8 months (stupid dry texas!). if the lines are not clogged, you need a new wax ring Answer I had a problem similar to this. I changed the wax ring several times, but after a couple of months it would happen again. I snaked it myself a few times, but the problem came back a couple months later. Had Roto-Rooter out, but the problem came back a couple months later. I installed a brand new toilet (with wax ring), but the problem still came back. The best advice I can give is to get something that will prevent roots from coming back into the main sewer drain. Roots always seemed to be the one thing I could pull out of the drain when I snaked it.
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Answer Tank water level set too low, clogged ports under the rim, clogged siphon jet, bad flapper, clogged toilet, or line or, a worn out toilet. Could be …one or more of these problems.
There is a blockage in the waste line. Have you flushed the basement toilet to see what happens? Try running the upstairs shower and see what happens. (use two persons , one u…p stairs, one downstairs so you can control the amount of water that rises in the toilet.) There should be a "clean out" cap somewhere downstairs near the point where the waste line exits the house. It is here that one would "snake" the line. The other possibility is the water level in the downstairs toilet is lower than the level of the waste line exit. This means that the point of exit of the line is physically higher than the toilet. The only remedy for this is to raise the toilet to above the height or replumb the toilet into a waste pump that evacuates upwards to a point slightly higher than the waste line. This is the most common set-up in a "basement" toilet. The toilet evacuates into a point lower than the floor. The waste pump or grinder pump then pumps the waste upwards than gravity allows it to evacuate normally. The benefit is that the waste pump creates a separate system for the basement toilet. Y-THINK-Y
What causes water to run from under the base of the toilet when it is flushed and how do you fix it?
When Installing The Toilet Back, Get A Straw Cut It In Half. Put One Over Each Of The Bolts Then Guide The Straws Into The Holes For The Bolts. This Works Great And Save…s Time And Trouble Getting It Back On. Answer Where the toilet meets the floor, there is a wax (or similar material) ring which creates a seal. If this is leaking, you will want to replace it. Turn the water off. Flush twice to empty the tank. Disconnect the water line from the toilet. (Have some towels handy!) Unbolt the toilet at the base. Carefully remove the toilet from the floor. Remove the old wax seal and replace it with new, available from any hardware store. Replace the toilet, water line, bolts etc. Turn the water on and give her a test flush. You should be all set!
The downstairs toilet is not properly vented and the flow from the one upstairs creates a vacuum in the waste line.
Why when you flush a toilet on the main floor an air pocket comes into the bowl in the basement toilet?
This could be an indication of a blockage or you may need to install more venting lines.
Possibly wax ring or toilet tank to toilet bowl gasket.
look in the water tank and see if the water in there is brown too...it might be rust in the pipes
I would think because the room temperature is warm, or possibly warmer than usual.
What kind of plumbing problem causes a wet floor when toilet is flushed and water is backed up in the shower next to it. The toilet bowl has not refilled but the toilet water reservoir is full.?
Sound like you have a clogged toilet and or a clog in your main drain under your toilet. Shut off water supply to toilet remove water from toilet tank. Puchase a wax ring for …your toilet prior to disconnecting toilet from supply line and floor bolt on the right and left of your toilet. Remove toilet from floor if water is standing in pipe under where toilet was this is where your problem lies. If no water or clog present, turn toilet on side and lokk in hole at the bottomof toilet. Clear was is stuck in toilet clean off old wax ring install new one and put toilet back together.
This is caused by negative pressure in the drainage/sewer system which can suck the water out from the toilet bowl. To prevent this from happening you must fit an Air Admittan…ce Valve or AAV close to the toilet but above the overflow height of any nearby wash hand basin. The AAV allows air to enter the drainage system to neutralize negative pressure caused by flushing a toilet or letting the water out of the bath etc.
It is probably not flushing, just the tank filling. The flapper in the bottom of the tank is not sealing completely letting water seep into the bowl. When it enough drains o…ut, the tank will refill. Just replace the flapper. Most are held on by two prongs on either side of the overflow tube. A new one is about $3
When flushing the toilet the bowl fills back up with water but then slowly escapes till bowl is almost empty What would cause this?
Drain is getting plugged or the sewer line is plugged or collapsing. You can try giving it a good plunging or take a 5 gallon bucket of water and pour it into the bowl just as… fast as it will take it. This is a much larger volume of water than normal and will sometimes flush out the line.
My g/f has this happen to her regularly and, it was only when I asked that she said she usually flushes once to get the flush working and then immediately after to make ce…rtain the toilet flushes everything away. She said that if a toilet has good pressure, it will often splash out when she flushes.
The lower toilet is acting as a vent. Check the vent stack for debris, bird nest, critters, etc.
How do you unclog your toilet drain when you flush all the water comes out under the bottom of the toilet onto the floor?
pull the toilet. Make sure the trap is clear on the toilet, and then snake the toilet line.
It sounds like you need a new ballcock valve or either your fill tube has come off your flush valve. Just take tank lid off and check to see if water is going down the tube in… middle of tank.
It can happen several ways; Left alone the water will evaporate, The weather outside maybe windy causing a vacuum across the roof vent pipe, using a sink or toilet on a lower …level of your home may cause some reduction of the water level... etc.