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Blocked bathroom vent the bathtub drain gurgles when I plunge the toilet. The toilet hasn't flushed right since Friday morning. The bathroom drain vent comes up out of the ground from the basement

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    I live in a mobile home my toilet anb bathtub keep making a gurgling sound

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    bathtub and toilet gurgling after being flushed

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Try climbing on to your roof with the hose and give it a good flushing, otherwise you'll want to locate the cleanout and snake it out

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What are the most common venting problems for toilets?


What all that means is the sewage pipe going to the street is getting clogged so either snake it with 50 foot snake or go buy so Drain-O (60 ounce bottle costs about $9) and pour 1/5 in toilet and wait 10 minutes then pout 1/5 in Bathroom sink & wait 10 minutes. Keep do that until 60 ounce bottle is empty. Let this stay in pipes for couple hours and your toilet will double flush now its clean with no corrosion, hair, cooking oil, and other debris.

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There are 2 bathrooms and flushing one toilet makes the other toilet start to bubble one bubble up


good chance that it is a blockage or the pipe vent is blocked
get in a plumber with a "snake" ( a flexible cable tool that goes down the pipes to cut and remove blockages )

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When i flushed the toilet the water drained real slow and gurgled through the sink. also during the winter noticed a wet spot on the lawn where the septic tank is. would this be from the septic field


Yes, to your second question. As far as your first, this sounds like your air vent on your roof is clogged. You probably have something in the pipe. This has to be free to allow proper suction on the drain. This is important for air flow and draining. If that doesn't fix it, then there may be a clog in the line itself. Does it drain slow when you flush just water. It is possible you could have flushed something down the toilet that has caught on the trap within the toilet. I believe though the problem is in the air vent on the roof. Let me know back what you fin and we will go from there.

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Toilet bubbles when tub drains could be from stuck toy in tub overflow?


The bubbling sounds like it's trying to get the air it needs to drain. Kind of like holding your finger over thr the top of a drinking straw and then lifting it out of the water. The water won't drain out until you lift your finger off the straw, allowing air to come in so the water can drain out. If the vent is clogged it could cause this. Squirrels dropped walnuts down mine and clogged it. The vent is the pipe that goes up through the roof, nearest to the toilet and shower. If the shower drain vent line is clogged it is possible that it could be sucking the air it needs through the toilet, sometimes actualling pulling the water out of the toilet. This is not very common but it can happen. If you can get on the roof and get a garden hose into the vent line(s), you can tell if it is clogged because water won't drain, it will come back out. You should be able to turn the water on full blast and it will drain normally if the vent is clear. It's possible that there is a connection between the toys and your problem, and the way you access that drain line is usually thru the wall on the opposite side of the shower controls/drain. I would start by running water down the vent lines on the roof. Good luck.

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Toilet Gurgles & tub backs up, then seeps into other bathroom toilet


You have a partial clog in your drain line.Need to have your drain line cleaned out.

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Hi My toilet back up so I plunged it ,water went down, then once filled clean water bubbled in toilet, then nasty toilet water started coming in my bathtub which sits next to it. I have now plunged &...


If water is backing up into the tub then you have clog downstream from that bathroom group. If water backs up when you ran water in the rest of the house then you have a clogged sewer service. With either case the house drain and / or sewer drain will need to be snaked. Most of the time it will be the sewer drain.

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Sewer smell in house since installing the new toliet and the toliet gurgles when the washing machine is on. It started with the new toliet now the gurgling and smell is also present in another bathroom.


It sounds like a vent problem.
On top of each house is a vent stack.
There should be a vent stack above each toilet, and above kitchen sink.
Look for pipes sticking out of roof.
These pipes are open to the sewer line.
When you run a column of water down a drain, the vent stack lets air flow in front of and behind the column of water.
This air flow prevents the gurgling sound.
The gurgling sound is the drain water pushing air in front of it because of a clogged vent.
If you have a two story house, there are vents that run between floors to prevent the air flow from gurgling or bubbling sewer air into each drain as water column moves down pipe.

http://www.bradyinspects.com/plumbing-vents.html
http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/construction/plumbing/Standard-Practical/Venting-Part-3.html

Look for bird nest over vent pipe on top of house.
Run a snake down into pipe from roof and see if the is a stoppage.
You many need to call plumber to track down each vent and the cause.
For example if there are quick-vents installed inside a wall and the quick vent is no longer working.

You can also take advantage of fixya phone support.
Fixya expert will walk you through the steps for a price.

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Toilet is clogged . Plunging hasn't cleared the clog. Water drains quickly but don't get the gulp that all has flushed. What should I do other than take a sledge hammer to the Jacuzzi toilets and...


Pull the toilet up and look underneath it for a toy that got stuck. Also, look down the waste pipe for a toy that got stuck or for tampons.

Your not supposed to flush tampons down the toilet, because they are super absorbent and get stuck down the pipe, which inhibits waste flow. Especially the tampons with wings, cause they grip on the the side walls like the Dickens. You can rent a drain snake and send it down the waste pipe a few times to clear the clog. Make sure the bathroom vent is on and the windows open, because the smell is most disagreeable.

Alternatively, before going into this invasive procedure-you can go to Ace hardware and buy a bottle of Liquid Fire and pour it down the toilet to see if that clears things up. You can also order Liquid Fire online. This stuff dissolved a python rather quickly that had gotten into the waste pipe and clogged the thing up.

Cheers old chap.

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there is no air release. the vent must be clogged somewhere. you can take a hose up there and see if it drains all the way or floods over. since the tub drain has a trap and the toilet itself is a trap, there has to bee a good amount of air pressure coming up without a release. i would say an obstruction. possibly at the junction of the main and the vent.

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Flushes very slowly, not the "power" flush it used to do.


This type of problem is, for pretty obvious reasons, difficult to diagnose, especially when you can't interact with it. My guess is that you might actually have a blockage in your venting system. This system allows air in behind the water you are flushing to allow it to flow freely down the drain. If you have a blockage in it, the water has to pull air through the trap in the toilet, and that can lead to symptoms like the ones your describing. Are other drains in the bathroom running a little slower as well? Sometimes birds or squirels build nests in the top of vent pipes (which generally stick out of your roof) and end up blocking the air flow.

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