The snow last night (4 inches) was a bad omen. My dad and I had grand plans today to install a new faucet and a new toilet. We started around 8:30am. It is now 8:30pm and the toilet is still not working... mind you, my dad is a retired pipe fitter.
We discovered that when we installed the new low-flow toilet that it wouldn't flush. So, onto the snow covered roof i went (photo taken from roof). Why the roof? That is where the vent is for the bathroom. I immediately discovered that the vent pipe is completely clogged about 10 feet down from the roof. I tried for 20 minutes to hammer away at the clog - NO LUCK! We called roto-rooter (the Aussies will love that term). The scheduled a 3:30 appointment. At 3:30, the called and said that due to the snow, they were running behind and we'll see you in the morning.
At least the faucet is working!