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Old 02-18-2016, 02:56 PM   #41
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You should probably read your own links lol


901.2 Trap seal protection. The plumbing system shall be provided with a system of vent piping that will permit the admission or emission of air so that the seal of any fixture trap shall not be subjected to a pneumatic pressure differential of more than 1 inch of water column (249 Pa).
Already did, along with basic physics and a few engineering articles, only part of the total, ya know like solvent cement is not good without primer, don't chew your finger nails, pay day is Friday, night proceeds day or the other way around. Mr. plumber I guess.

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:08 AM   #42
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I just saw a commercial for a opiod induced constipation medication. When you have eliminated all the possibilities it must be the impossible. (stole that from somewhere)
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Did you pull the W/C off the floor? Maybe the wax ring was one of those 'kant leak' with that awful plastic ring; when someone augers a W/C with those 'kant leak' wax seals, sometimes the auger hooks the plastic flange and moves it so that it is blocking the passageway.

Charge him to pull and re-set the offending W/C. If that seal is alright, then I would be of the opinion that the customer is passing large stools and that is why the clogs are occurring.
I'm with Tom on checking this . Those plastic horned flanges have been a bad culprit many times .

I don't know fellas, in saving the world with the 1.6 gallon flush toilet I think all we've really done is made ourselves richer with service work. I never thought the Gerber avalanche would stop up But have had a few customers that do it regularly. Each time they tell of a spouse or offspring that craps the size of a football ! Some folks insides just work like that I guess, they need to learn how to adjust we can't do it for them.
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I don't know fellas, in saving the world with the 1.6 gallon flush toilet I think all we've really done is made ourselves richer with service work. I never thought the Gerber avalanche would stop up But have had a few customers that do it regularly. Each time they tell of a spouse or offspring that craps the size of a football ! Some folks insides just work like that I guess, they need to learn how to adjust we can't do it for them.
Its illegal to even have a 1.6 gallon toilet shipped here. We're down to 1.28 and they're talking getting down to 1 gallon.
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As gross as it is you know the discussion you will have to have with them. I have seen it a lot with older people. It can be vary embarrassing, the best thing I have found to make the talk easier is just act like it's no big deal, don't let them feel like they're the only one. They will ask if the toilet has an issue or if I think the plumbing has an issue, I will say no, just a "regular" clog, try flushing before and after paper and you should be good, with these darn low flush toilets you sometimes have to flush several times....Then throw in some comment about water regs being a joke to steer the convo elsewhere before they get embarrassed.

I have found the most important parts of my job are being neat, clean, and explaining things properly to the customer. Snaking a line or fixing a leak is easy compared to a rust stain or telling someone they have hard poop with a straight face.
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My daughter had hard stool for a very long time and constently stoped up my toilet one day I was digging a sewer line and was not going to be home till late my old lady took i apon her self to clear drain .... she began to flush hot water down the toilet and in just a few minutes the stool had soffened enough to flow through the toilet. i have large trap toilets and she still stoped them up.
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What was the outcome to this? I would ask the customer to call after one of the toilets got
plugged and have them do nothing to try and clear it. Pull the toilet amd check exactly whats going on...
Is drain clogged or is the blockage in the toilet?
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the kid stuffing toys in the toilet..and as they move around they block and dont block...
Had customer flush their drivers license. Augured toilet and would flush perfect. Two days later it would clog again. Pulled toilet and found it. It was acting like a valve moving with the flow. Auger would go around it.
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I have a client that has the same issue. Elongated kohler. Clogs all the time. Found out he just has big doo doo's.
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