I have a blocked toilet and have tried pouring pails of water and
plunging it but it have not worked satisfactorily. What else could be done?
The plumber weren't seem keen to do it. I heard of the flexible wire, can it be
bought in the hardware store and if so what is its exact description. Please
They enjoy taking your money off you too :-)
There's a wire spring gizmo (name I've forgotten, something American -
bought in B&Q) which has about 3-4' of steel spring mostly about 1/2 - 3/4"
dia but opening out to perhaps inch and a half dia for a couple of inches at
the end, where the turns are wider spaced. The spring goes through a rigid
plastic or metal tube about 18" - 2' long and has a handle on the other end
from the opened out bit. You shove the opened out end of the spring down the
pan and keep pushing while turning the spring via the handle - it worms its
way down around the bend and macerates the soggy loo roll which the toddler
dropped in the pan and which is now just around the bend blocking the works
Failing that you can remove the pan (unscrew base) and clear it the hard way
Load dropped, paperwork completed: job done.
I *BET* you've got a new infant and flushed the disposable nappy down the
pan! OR, you've got a wife who does something similar every month!
These articles are NOT DESIGNED to be disposed of in this way. Sure -
they're disposable - IN THE BIN!
It took several SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS with my wife to make her see the errors
of her ways - thankfully before major expense was incurred!
It's just amazing how many people think that once its gone "down the bog"
that's an end to the matter. Some weeks later things start to "go slow" and
poor old Mr Jones at the end or the run has to pick up the bill 'cos the
drain's on his property - and his wife's been dead for years!
These things should be banned as a public health hazard. Use Terry nappies
*PROPERLY* and train the missus!
Guess, if you can't free it yourself you'll have to get Dynorod in!
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