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    ConcFour1 Posts: 21, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 26, 2022, 08:33 AM
    Almost Foamy Bubbles When Flushing Toilet ??
    Curious , Been having problems with our Toilet Flushing .. It started shortly after that Heavy Storm passed through May 21st (Derecho).. We were without power for a total pf 7 days.. Rural setting Well & Septic so we were drawing water from the Sump Hole to flush toilet.. Now when one flushes the toilet bubbles form, almost kinda foamy.. Wondering if air was trapped in the system (??) Don't know if this had any baring on the bubbles but a family member oblivious to no power to run the pump flushed toilet a couple times plus attempted to take a shower and it took a couple minutes before someone heard water running.. Thoughts & Opinions Appreciated.. Cheers Thanks
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    jlisenbe Posts: 4,350, Reputation: 156
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    Jun 26, 2022, 12:50 PM
    A few questions.

    1. Does this foaming occur anywhere else, or is it just this one toilet only?
    2. Are these bubbles in the tank, the bowl, or both?
    3. Other than being peculiar, is it causing any problems for you?
    4. How did the family member flush the toilet and take a shower when there was no power to the pump?
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    ConcFour1 Posts: 21, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 26, 2022, 01:27 PM

    1. Toilet Only
    2. Bowl Only
    3. Sometimes takes a couple extra flushes to get things to cycle through properly.
    4. We have a Bell Shaped Holding Tank , stands 3' high.. Not sure just how many
    litres it holds ?
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    jlisenbe Posts: 4,350, Reputation: 156
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    Jun 26, 2022, 01:52 PM
    I'd probably give it a couple more weeks to see if it will clear up on its own. Beyond that, I can't help but wonder if someone didn't accidentally try to flush some sort of soap bar down the toilet and it's hung up in the toilet trap. That would also explain needing to flush more than once. You'd have to pull up the toilet to find out which would not be difficult. Also might be able to snake it with a toilet snake, or try using a plunger.

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