(14:50:42) Peter Filias: Excellent. I have a simple question (hopefully).
(14:50:44) Tom Master plumber logged in.
(14:51:00) Tom Master plumber: Ok shoot
(14:51:28) Peter Filias: When my washing machine empties into the washtub, the nearby toilet has recently (about the past four - five months) started to have big air bubbles come out of the toilet bowl, making a very loud bwoop bwoop bwoop sound. The bubbles are so large that they actually cause water to splash on the inside of the toilet lid.
The bathroom sink next to the toilet already has one of those "chimney"vents, so I can't see air being trapped in there, but I'm no plumber.
I've already snaked the house's vent PVC, and I've put industrial strength drain opener down all the nearby drains.
(14:53:58) Tom Master plumber: You either have a filling septic tank or a clogging drain. Drain cleaners donít work. You should have the whole drain line snaked
(14:54:17) Peter Filias: No septic.
(14:54:27) Tom Master plumber: This kind of thing will get worse
(14:54:37) Peter Filias: So what is the issue, do you think?
(14:54:44) Peter Filias: What causes this?
(14:55:01) Tom Master plumber: then it is the drain line, have it cleaned all the way to the street
(14:55:10) Peter Filias: expensive?
(14:55:38) Tom Master plumber: It could be many things, greese build up or other build up
(14:55:57) Peter Filias: Where would grease buildup come from? Emptying grease into the kitchen sink? And why doesn't the other toilet bubble?
(14:55:59) Tom Master plumber: Some what yes
(14:56:11) Peter Filias: Ok
(14:56:33) Tom Master plumber: is the other toilet on the same level
(14:56:37) Peter Filias: Yes
(14:56:57) Tom Master plumber: how far away
(14:57:02) Peter Filias: Across the house.
(14:57:29) Tom Master plumber: then it may just be a clog in that branch
(14:57:59) Tom Master plumber: A snake should be run from the toilet to the main drain
(14:58:18) Tom Master plumber: the toilet will need to be removed
(14:58:52) Peter Filias: Okay.
(15:36:07) Peter Filias: That sucks. What range would plumbers charge for something like that, to drain to street?
(15:37:05) Tom Master plumber: I'm Sorry I don't know what other plumbers charge for there work.
(15:37:28) Tom Master plumber: we charge $98.00 per hour
(15:41:59) Peter Filias: Okay. How long COULD that take?
(15:43:01) Tom Master plumber: from 1 hour, in most casses. But can be all day
(15:43:23) Peter Filias: OUCH.
(15:43:49) Tom Master plumber: I know
(15:44:22) Peter Filias: So if the drain to the street is clogged, partially, when water empties from my washer into the washtub, the water then tries to drain to the street, where it sees resistance, sending "air" back to bubble through just the toiler?
(15:44:26) Peter Filias: toilet?
(15:45:53) Tom Master plumber: the line starts to fill with water pushing air back up the vents and the toilet
(15:46:17) Peter Filias: Okay. Would it seem odd that the same toilet we're speaking of needs to be plunged frequently.
(15:46:20) Peter Filias: But rarely overflows.
(15:46:26) Peter Filias: Just drains in a very peculiar fashion.
(15:47:05) Tom Master plumber: no that would be consistent with a glog
(15:47:26) Peter Filias: So a plumber will snake from my toilet (after it's removed) to the street, or can they do w/o removing it?
(15:55:52) Tom Master plumber: yes if there is a clean out