When I flush the toilet I can hear the bathrub drain gurgle WTF?

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  1. Locut0s

    Locut0s Lifer

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    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.
     
  2. Fayd

    Fayd Diamond Member

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    run some water down the bathtub?

    sounds like the water in the Ptrap on your bathtub has since evaporated.
     
  3. KLin

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    Do you have a septic tank or are you part of a city sewer system?
     
  4. Oceandevi

    Oceandevi Diamond Member

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    Start pissing in the bathtub. It will equalize the pressures.
     
  5. Locut0s

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    City sewer system.
     
  6. Locut0s

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    I've had lots of showers and baths since I started hearing this.
     
  7. Fayd

    Fayd Diamond Member

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    if you havent used your bathtub in a little while, just take my advice.
     
  8. Fayd

    Fayd Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  9. Number1

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    When was the last time you used the bathtub?
     
  10. Locut0s

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    Then it's settled, I have demons in my plumbing.

    *goes and gets his exorcism kit*
     
  11. Locut0s

    Locut0s Lifer

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    Last night.
     
  12. Number1

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    Poor some water down you bathtub drain then flush the toilet. Report back here
     
  13. Adul

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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.
     
  14. IronWing

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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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    Yeah this is what I was thinking too. It's not venting right.
     
  16. Farang

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    was it a bubble bath?
     
  17. xavier es

    xavier es Senior member

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    plugged vent caused all sorts of noise in my plumbing system, wasps had built a larger nest in my vent pipe
     
  18. SparkyJJO

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    This.
     
  19. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    Just out of curiosity, has Anthony Perkins been hanging around your house?
     
  20. thescreensavers

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    How about if someone upstairs in my house has a bubble bath, the bubbles appear in the toilet a floor below it lol
     
  21. sandorski

    sandorski No Lifer

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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.
     
  22. runzwithsizorz

    runzwithsizorz Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  24. GeekDrew

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    I have the opposite problem -- when I take a shower, the toilet starts gurgling. WTF?
     
  25. x-alki

    x-alki Golden Member

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    Stop peeing in the shower. The toilet knows what you are doing.

     
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