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  1. O_Z

    O_Z New Member

    Hi,
    New to this forum and wondered if anyone had seen this before?

    Toilet flushes fine and fills ok, flush valve stops water ok.
    Water from mains is clean and water in the cistern is clear also.
    When leaving the toilet overnight or after returning from work the bowl water has turned a dark yellow colour.

    The toilet is upstairs and the only one in the house. In the same room the shower drains fine as does the sink. Downstairs there are no issues with emptying the sink.
    My house is at the bottom of the street on a hill, not too steep, also there has been lots of rain recently but I've never seen this issue before in five years.

    Could it be a high water table or issue further down the pipe or something more serious with my system like a blockage? Strange thing is that it's always just yellow water and only after several hours of build up.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Haven`t lost a Yellow rim flush lately have you or have you trained your dog to pee in it? lol

    My guess would be something hasn`t fully cleared the toilet pan or if it has it is stuck just outside the pan in the pipe.
     
  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Double post edit (again!!!)
     
  4. REDSAW

    REDSAW Guest

    my lads girlfriend has been staying at ours for a few days, funny thing is, the water in ours turned pink the day before she came. got no idea why?

    has some muppet connected your system fill to the central heating circuit?
     
  5. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Your missus put a cistern block in?
     
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  6. O_Z

    O_Z New Member

    Thanks for the replies, it's just me in the house so no idea why it's happening.
    Have been putting boiling water down a couple of times.
     
  7. O_Z

    O_Z New Member

    Thanks for the replies, it's just me in the house so no idea why it's happening.
    Have been putting boiling water down a couple of times.
     
  8. REDSAW

    REDSAW Guest

    bet theres something metal stuck in the pan somewhere and its rusting or breaking down!!
     
  9. O_Z

    O_Z New Member

    Just had a thought, the water moves a little when windy and then I remembered that my condensing boiler that was installed last year is connected to the waste pipe above in the loft.
    Would it be possible that after a year, it's due for a service next month, the waste water would flow out into the toilet a little?
    There's a small pipe in the loft that goes into it. It's not happened up until now but maybe the water gets dirty after a while? It was fitted with one of those magnatech filters.
     
  10. REDSAW

    REDSAW Guest

    not really as there is 2 amounts of water in the bowl with an air break, or an uphill incline at least!
     
  11. O_Z

    O_Z New Member

    Update, resolved this by flushing out the u-bend with a bucket of hot water several times.
     
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  12. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Good job. Glad that it is fixed.
     
  13. Plubber

    Plubber New Member

    Hot water does its wonders. Good to know that works
     
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