Toilet not draining

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Old 06-08-19, 07:15 AM
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Toilet not draining

Hi all, I have an old three season cottage that's on a septic system. We opened it up for the year on Memorial Day weekend and were noticing that the toilet will fill up, but not drain about 50% of the time. My husband went into the basement by the cleanout and ran a snake from the cleanout to the septic tank. With the cleanout open the toilet flushed fine it seemed so we thought our issue was fixed, but after sealing it back up the issue started again. We had the septic tank pumped this past week and the issue still persists. We have plunged it many times too. Any ideas?
 
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Old 06-08-19, 07:27 AM
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Sounds like a clogged vent pipe, that would be the next thing to check.
 
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Old 06-08-19, 08:10 AM
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It's easiest to go up on the roof and snake down the vent pipe from above.
 
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Old 06-08-19, 12:17 PM
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We ran the hose down the bent pipe and ran quite a bit of water through. Still no luck.
 
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Old 06-09-19, 12:42 AM
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About every other year one of our tenants will flush something that gets caught in the trap of the stool. While not something which on its own causes a blockage, it can stop other materials and cause a blockage that way. Only thing to do is pull the stool and flip it over so the item can be removed (it's been a utility knife, a spoon, a rubber ball and an action figure so far).
 
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