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Toilet problem i moved into myhouse 3 years ago the toilet was fine for about a year since then it keeps blocking I have the plumber out about 4 times they have lifted the manhole pushed rods down it clears the problem for a while then the problem comes back. i now have brown spots on my kitchen ceiling underwhere the toilet in the bathroom is. Pleae any advice I amat my wits end Ikeep plunging every couple of weeks.

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Another thing to remmber is not to flush tissue down does not break up like toilet paper. also clean holes at top of tank may not be letting enough water out

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Sometimes it's a simple as the paper you use.double and tripple ply will do this to an older toilet everytime.I'm a plumber for 20 yrs,this is always the problem.

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