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 toilet plumbing
Author: goodfzz (FL)

when taking a shower, in the shower stall, the water stopped draining from the shower floor. at the same time the bathtub was filling with water and the toilet started leaking at the base. i plunged the shower drain and bathtub drain but it didn't cause water to recede. after awhile all the water in shower and tub drained out. when the toilet is flushed it fills the bowl to the rim. then i use the plunger and the water level goes down and comes back to a normal level in the bowl. the toilet across the house works properly.hope i have given you enough information. if you have any questions please let me know. would you please give me your opinion on what the problem could be? thanks

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 Re: toilet plumbing
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

The problem is a blockage in the sewer pipe that serves that bathroom. If there's no cleanouts, you'll probably need to pull the toilet up and auger the pipe from there.

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 Re: toilet plumbing
Author: sum (FL)

Like NC Plumber said you have a blockage in your line.

Not immediate downstream of the toilet, or the bath tub or the shower, but at a point after they merged together. That's why with time, the water trapped by the blockage will eventually seep out, but if you take a shower or flush the toilet the water reaches the blockage and would fill up the pipe and back into the shower and tub.

A plunger will do nothing.

You need a professional to snake clean the line from the toilet drain or from the roof.

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