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Basement toilet won't flush. water fills the bowl and tank fills back up...but toilet doesn't flush

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  • skipkeltner Sep 09, 2009

    we are on a municipal sanitary system

  • skipkeltner Sep 09, 2009

    we have a 2"pipe to a sewage ejector in another room about 10 - 15 feet from the toilet

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    Kind of important too; are you on a municipal sewage system or septic?

  • Rod Davies May 11, 2010

    Look at the back of the bowl. Do y have a 4" pipe which goes out of the basement or do you have a 4" pipe which goes into a 'Saniflow' type of box which then has a smaller pipe to the outside

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Check your flapper line to the flush handle. The flapper is in the tank on bottom. There shoiuld be a plastic line to handle or chain. :)

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