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  1. #1
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    Jun 2009

    Default Water Siphons out of Toilet

    We have owned our house for a little under a year and have had issues with the toilet from the beginning. The old toilet would clog very easy and we had to snake it often. We installed a new toilet about six months ago. It also gets clogged easy, but about a month ago we had a very tough clog that I was able to get unstuck. Since then, the water in the bowl will siphon all the way out within about 30 minutes. We've had a plumber out a couple times and they snaked the toilet, and I believe they also snaked the plumbing out to the septic tank. The water still siphons out, and they said it was either the toilet, or our plumbing in the basement was done incorrectly. I read some forums on here, and snaked the vent on the roof with a 50' snake, but that has not helped. There is no leak in the basement under the toilet either.

    I attached a picture of the plumbing in the basement. The plumbers said that the horizontal pipe that the toilet drains into should then drain into that vertical pipe at a 90 degree angle instead of the 45 degree angle. They said the way it is now will not create enough suction and that is why we are having problems. Is this possible? Any other ideas?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Default Re: Water Siphons out of Toilet

    No it is not vented properly. A "ty" higher on the vertical may be the solution but there also appears to be anther 3x2 y above that so I'm not sure what that serves or if there are more fixtures above that. What does the 3" drain continuing flat serve, another bath? Did the toilet siphon before? If not, did the plumber pull the toilet or snake through? If the water siphons out and you filled it slowly with a bucket will it still siphon?

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