Toilet Paper Clogging Up

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  1. Feb 29, 2012 #1

    fastballbaker

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    Every month or so the toilet paper will get clogged in the main drain line. The drain line is about 50ft. long with a 45* turn and then 6ft. from that a 45* T-sweep. It seems that there is a lack of water pressure to force the waste out of the house. Could it be the toilets or could it be the lack of fall on the pipe..Could it have to many turns???
    This is getting to be a pain...Need some help on this one..Thanks
     
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    When it get plugged what do you have to do to clear it? Are you just plunging the toilet or are you snaking the line?

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    I have to snake the whole line...The plugger want work on this...Thanks
     
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    It maybe the snake your using is to small to clear the line and all your doing is poking holes in the stoppage that fill up with paper and re-plug. You need a snake with a head that is just little smaller then the pipe.

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    I have 48 feet of drain line from my 1st toilet to where it leaves the house, and in that 48ft. i have only a 6 inch drop...Is that about right or not enough...Thanks
     
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    That is just about right. Code that I use requires 1/8" per foot of fall, so 48' would give you 1/8" per foot.
     

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