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Regina
Toilet - slow flushing
Regina

I've got a toilet that is acting up. When you flush it, the water slowly rises to the top and then slowly goes down and leaves the bowl. The water doesn't move fast enough to remove solid waste. Also, the toilet is loud when flushing... like it is straining itself.
The tub and sink in the same bathroom let water down normally and do not bubble or anything. If I take a bucket of water and pour it into the toilet, it flushes normally. I took a coat hanger and bored out the bowl holes and the siphon jet, but they don't seem to be clogged.

Any ideas? The toilet could be original to the house (50 years old), so should I replace it with a new flushing one or anything?

Dan
Re: Toilet - slow flushing
Dan

No you probably do not need to replace the toilet. Have you tried getting a plumber in there to look at it? 

Although, since it is about 50 years old it seems, you may want to go with a new option...

The decision is yours.

lehmann
Re: Toilet - slow flushing
lehmann

You would probably be better off replacing the toilet if it is already half a century old as you are guessing. Would help you save more water too.

lehmann
Re: Toilet - slow flushing
lehmann

I think it still can be fixed easily by a plumber. Probably just a clogging issue. Since you aren't sure it is original to the house, replacing it is a bit unnecessary... unless you really want to, then by all means.. :)

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