If you are having clogs in multiple parts of the house you are going to have to pull the toilet up and use a heavy duty snake to unclog the main line. Drain clogs are a problem that every homeowner will eventually face. When it comes to the things that can go wrong in a house or apartment, toilet clogs are among the most common and recurring problems. If you notice that the finish comes up in small flake like patches then you know you have a varnish or shellac type of finish. Small drilling bits are easier to use and handle and can help you drill to the right depth. You can even get an attachment for a power drill. Now before we get into troubleshooting a toilet lets learn a little about what is inside the toilet tank that makes it work and flush. Instead, lift the lid off of the back of the tank. To make sure the toilet is clogged, lift the flapper to let a little water pass from the tank into the bowl. If the toilet is clogged, try to free the clog by plunging with a bell-shaped toilet plunger. If your toilet is clogged, don’t try to flush it a second time–this may cause it to overflow.
The second main part of a toilet tank is the ballcock or fill valve….the fill valve has a ball that regulates the water that enters the tank…there are different types of fill valves some that extend with a rod and some that don’t take up any space at all, although there are different types of fill valves they all work around the same principle. 1st thing that you do is rip the piece of flapper that don’t belong there then hook the flapper up to the toilet tower, hold the chain up to the toilet tank lever, whatever link the bottom of the toilet lever is adjacent to hook the flapper chain into that link then hook the flapper hook into the end of the toilet lever. 1st try the trusty ol’ plunger like I explained in a previous post, or check the flapper by lifting it up and making sure that nothing is stopping or obstructing the flow of the water, if those don’t work then use a snake.
To do the work yourself, you can rent a commercial-grade a drain from a tool rental supply. To replaced a wax ring you simply turn the water off, disconnect the supply line, loose the floor bolts that are holding the toilet down. Reconnect the supply line, hook up the hose from the fill valve to the overflow tower. The 3rd part that is in a toilet tank is the tower or “overflow” … This is rarely changed out in my experience as working as handyman/plumber in the apartment industry….So I am really not going to cover this unless there are requests too. Unhook the hose that is going into the overflow tower. Reconnect the supply hose and turn the water on. Hydro jetting is a high-pressure hose with a specialized nozzle connected to a machine that pressurizes water, creating a powerful stream that can clear the clog. There is a restriction or a clog in the toilet drain, simple things that will clog a toilet every single time are paper towels, Q-Tips, Tampons, kids toys, basically anything that isn’t piss, poop, or toilet paper should not be flushed down a toilet. If the toilet begins to drain, this procedure has probably freed the clog.
Is this a normal clog? If all of the home’s toilets and lower-floor bathtubs or showers are backing up, the clog is likely to be in the main waste line to the septic system or sewer–or the septic tank may need to be pumped. Then loosen the supply line going to the bottom of the old fill valve, then loosen the nut that’s holding the fill valve into place. When there is water coming from the bottom of a toilet when flushed this usually means that the seal is bad and the wax ring has to be replaced. Place the toilet back on the wax ring making sure the two floor bolts go through the holes, now once you commit you can’t lift the toilet back up, it will mess up the seal and you will have to use a new wax ring. Put the new wax ring across the hole, every time I do this I replace the toilet floor bolts to but it’s your choice. Put new fill valve into toilet tank.
I will gladly take the money and when my policy expires, I will put the money that I would have paid into a house repair account and use it accordingly. Clogged drains are the most common events in a house. Clearing Clogged Drains – Snake or Hydrojet? This article describes how to use a plumbing snake to unclog blocked drains step by step. Garage drains sometimes are directed to the sewage system or septic tanks. Experts know how to safely handle these drain cleaning tools without damaging the system. To grasp why toilets clog, it is important to understand how they work and learn the basic nomenclature of a toilet’s system. 8) Lay out two clean damp tea towels on a large work surface, side-by-side, with the longest edges facing you. They they said there was duct work that they do not cover but I would have to pay. If someone isn’t doing it already, there should be a definite study on the invasive species and their impact in the Everglades; it’s a war-zone in there!