Question for Any Plumbers on Here

My new house has two toilets that run into a common pipe and then into my septic tank. When one is flushed, the other bubbles up. Is that normal? If not, is it something I need to worry about?

Sounds like a venting problem.

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Both bubble when the other is flushed. I don't think the septic tank could be full. My neighbor told me the previous owner had it drained just a couple of years ago. I was thinking maybe it was a blockage. But I'll check the vent tomorrow.

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If you can get on your roof try to find the venting pipe and see if you can see obstructions with a flashlight or run a snake down it as far as it will go.  You could also pour some drain cleaner down the vent and see if that does anything.  



Septics can fill up if a lot of unbreakable downable stuff was flushed into it like paper towels and wet wipes.  Definitely check that out as well. 

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