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Old 12-07-2019, 04:50 AM
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Since I am the plumber at my house, I need to fix a toilet that will flush slowly, but not fill back up with water. I have a good plunger, but that hasn't worked. Has anyone used any of the chemical preps? If so which one? They sound a little scary. ( I have done the soap and baking soda and vinegar.) Thanks!


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Old 12-07-2019, 05:44 AM
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Does the tank fill with water?

We had a super stopped up toilet and we ended up putting baking soda in and following it up with hot water and vinegar. Took care of that problem quickly. There are some good toilet videos on youtube.
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:37 AM
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Have you snaked it yet?
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:37 AM
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Is no water running into the tank or is it filling, but not filling up?

If it's just not filling sufficiently, the chain could be looped around the lever. The lever could be bent so the float doesn't rise high enough. Or the flapper might not be sealing properly.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:00 AM
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We have a toilet auger that has done the trick, every time. It is a relatively cheap investment, but has been well worth having. Itís a metal tool with a crank that you put into the toilet bowlís drain opening to manually unclog whatís plugging it up.

I donít know if I can link, but hereís the name of one such auger like Iím talking about, from Amazon:
RIDGID 59802 K-6 DH Toilet Auger, 6-Foot Toilet Auger Snake with Drop Head to Clear Clogged Toilets with Hard Angles


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Old 12-07-2019, 11:07 AM
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As a PP. stated, it may be a problem in the tank, since it isnít filling back up with water. Look in the tank. Is the water level low? That would make it flush slowly and not fill back up. Maybe the float arm or flapper need adjusting...
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:44 PM
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I agree with others who have posted that a toilet auger and/or baking soda, hot water, and vinegar can do wonders to clear a clogged toilet. There are also a number of enzyme drain cleaners on the market that help to keep toilet waste pipes and other drains clear (very safe to use).

TAOEP and Lisa mentioned the tank and the flapper, which is good advice. Flappers don't last forever, and that might be a good place to start. They're inexpensive and very easy to replace.
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Old 12-08-2019, 02:30 AM
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I was gone all day and came home to a "fixed" toilet. I guess patience is a virtue. I did check the tank .all looks fine..but I will keep all these solutions for the next time. Knock on wood.
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