*seriously* clogged toilet..advice?

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As others have suggested a solid object may be stuck in the S curve of the toilet. Find a way to force a home made three prong fish hook type device past the S curve. Pull it back out. See if you can snag something.
Another method is to remove the toilet. Then guide a small rope thru the S curve and out. attach a towel or mop to the rope and pull it through.
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well, i just dunno. i dont thunk the mop handle would fit through the s curve.
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Maybe other fans of the Simpson's will remember this one:
Groundskeeper Willie is clearing a clogged toilet (by hand!!). He's in up to his elbow, and says something like "Come here you slippery little devil... Ach... What's this!?? You've got yourself a partner!!"
I'm sorry, but something about this thread made me think of that.
Rob
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Of course I have been reading this thread too and my first question is, "Has anybody found Jimmy Hoffa yet?" The toilet is on third floor, very seldom gets used, and seemingly is clogged without effecting the other bathrooms. I'd be scratching my head on this one too! I would have to agree with the send in the pros thinking, I have done a little plumming in my time but I have never heard of a toilet clogging without a reason to the problem. And being I have lived in my home with "nobody" creating the problems I have faced in the past, i.e. broken window screens that just fall off the house all bent up from 4 feet off the ground to I don't know who ripped the mower deck off the tractor by running over the dirt pile with it repeatedly. I would have to say something or someone caused the problem! Sherlock Holmes I have become many times in the past! Of course it is harder to get to the bottom of things when your spouse is covering the truth like a good episode of The X Files, but in all there is an explianation to this I am sure! I remember my daughter had an undying fastenation in my old mobile home with plugging the sink full of paper towels, or towels or toilet paper and then turning the water on. For no reason what so ever other then being 3 years old she would leave it running, flooding the bathroom, it took years till she got over it and never once admitted to it even after being caught in the act several times over for it! The innocence of youth is far from the understanding of the old!
Sincerely, E5

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Lots of great thoughts here but it turned out to be just a very, very clogged toilet. I sat on the bathtub edge for about 30 mins with my snake and grinded and snaked and grooved and slithered and bent and twisted and *nothing* came out but I just kept on flushing- and flushing- and the water slowly- but surely- started draining.
Knock on wood, or simulated if you prefer, but it appears fixed!
Now to clean that bizarre smell out of my bathroom! :)
Thanks to everyone!
Cheers, -sd http://www.zoom.sh
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If that was the case, a toilet plunger may have solved the problem much more quickly and easily?
John

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Most people do not know how to use a toilet plunger, IMO, and they try to drive the contents through rather than pulling them back and making sure the load is more manageable. Snaking a big gob of toilet paper is often as productive as trying to herd cats.

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It took me years to figure out that there are somethings worth paying for and drain clogs is one of them. Spend the $75 on a drain specialist (see Yellow Pages) and it will all be done in an hour. No muss, no fuss.

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Lots of truth there. I herd cats and cattle all the time, it works when they come to you. If you try to drive them in the other direction it doesn't work very well.
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I tried a plunger WAAAAAAAAAAAAY before I got into the snake.
Snaked cleaned the clog, plunger did nada.
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Anybody had a plumber out lately? Cheaper to put in a new toilet.

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You might want to also check the vent stack, sometimes they will be plugged by dead birds or bees nest which will cause the toilet to flush slowly if at all.
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