My basement toilet had always been a slow flusher, so much so that it
was seldom ever used. Decided to get one of those toilet augers from
Home Depot and give it a spin today. Well, the darn thing got trapped
in the pipe and all the twisting and pulling in the world couldn't
release it. Had to remove the toilet to investigate. Here's what I
found after shifting the toilet bowl;
Had to cut the auger free;
Figured it was then just a case of freeing the ball of dental floss
from the rusted pipe but after cutting away and pulling, it started to
look like I had bitten off more than I could chew. Perseverance
finally prevailed after pulling with all my might using two hands.
Wasn't really prepared for what slowly emerged from the pipe....A
three foot long floss beast;
Moral of this story is probably never to flush dental floss down a
toilet. You may never know what lurks beneath your toilet thereafter.