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Old 08-30-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

This just started recently. When I flush the toilet I can hear a loud gurgling sound from the bathtub drain. I know the plumbing is all one system but it's still not supposed to do this.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

Do you have a septic tank or are you part of a city sewer system?
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

Start pissing in the bathtub. It will equalize the pressures.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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run some water down the bathtub?

sounds like the water in the Ptrap on your bathtub has since evaporated.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:04 PM   #5
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

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Do you have a septic tank or are you part of a city sewer system?
City sewer system.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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run some water down the bathtub?

sounds like the water in the Ptrap on your bathtub has since evaporated.
I've had lots of showers and baths since I started hearing this.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:04 PM   #7
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Do you have a septic tank or are you part of a city sewer system?
City sewer system.
if you havent used your bathtub in a little while, just take my advice.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:05 PM   #8
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run some water down the bathtub?

sounds like the water in the Ptrap on your bathtub has since evaporated.
I've had lots of showers and baths since I started hearing this.
oh. then i dont know.

i dont see how you would hear gurgling out of the drain if there WERE water in the Ptrap though, despite whatever other problems might be in the line.
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When was the last time you used the bathtub?
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:07 PM   #10
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

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run some water down the bathtub?

sounds like the water in the Ptrap on your bathtub has since evaporated.
I've had lots of showers and baths since I started hearing this.
oh. then i dont know.

i dont see how you would hear gurgling out of the drain if there WERE water in the Ptrap though, despite whatever other problems might be in the line.
Then it's settled, I have demons in my plumbing.

*goes and gets his exorcism kit*
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When was the last time you used the bathtub?
Last night.
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Poor some water down you bathtub drain then flush the toilet. Report back here
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Make sure nothing is blocking the vent pipe that goes to the roof of the house. If that is plugged up, suction from flushing the toilet will pull air through the bathtub drain.
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You have lupus. Or a tumor. Either way, it's going to cost a bundle to fix and involve running a snake up your sewer line.
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When was the last time you used the bathtub?
Last night.
was it a bubble bath?
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Make sure nothing is blocking the vent pipe that goes to the roof of the house. If that is plugged up, suction from flushing the toilet will pull air through the bathtub drain.
Yeah this is what I was thinking too. It's not venting right.
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

plugged vent caused all sorts of noise in my plumbing system, wasps had built a larger nest in my vent pipe
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Make sure nothing is blocking the vent pipe that goes to the roof of the house. If that is plugged up, suction from flushing the toilet will pull air through the bathtub drain.
This.
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Just out of curiosity, has Anthony Perkins been hanging around your house?
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

How about if someone upstairs in my house has a bubble bath, the bubbles appear in the toilet a floor below it lol
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Fill tub with water, Drain, flush toilet, report back.

I'm no Plumber and have no idea what that might do, report back because I'm curious.
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Make sure nothing is blocking the vent pipe that goes to the roof of the house. If that is plugged up, suction from flushing the toilet will pull air through the bathtub drain.
Most likely, I had to snake a dead squirrel out of my vent. I've been told this happens quite a lot. Have since covered them with heavy gauge screens.
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I had a house with root problems in the sewer line. Every three years or so, drains and toilets would start slowing down and would do that.
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Default When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

I have the opposite problem -- when I take a shower, the toilet starts gurgling. WTF?
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:26 PM   #25
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I have the opposite problem -- when I take a shower, the toilet starts gurgling. WTF?
Stop peeing in the shower. The toilet knows what you are doing.

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