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Troubleshooting a Plumbing Problem the Electronics Way

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Crusty1
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Re: Toilet
Crusty1   5/29/2014 1:36:16 PM
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Your problem is there should be an air bleed, if one toilet outflow is above another. Is there a breather pipe above the sewer pipe, it helps to stop the ball of water sucking.

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Solderless breadboard
Michael Dunn   5/29/2014 1:24:18 PM
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I have no issues soldering pipe (though yeah, it's gotta be dry)! But I now use other methods whenever feasible. Compression fittings are great. And there's a newish system called Sharkbite (I think) where fittings just press on. Sweet!

 

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Toilet
Michael Dunn   5/29/2014 1:21:24 PM
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Now if I could just figure out why one (and only one) of my toilets "sucks out" after flushing until there's an air gap in the bowl...

 

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