Something is stuck in my toilet. The water goes down slowly and anything
other than water will clog it. I have removed the toilet and tried snaking
it with a real plumbers snake from both directions. I can extend the snake
all the way but it never comes out the other end, telling me that something
is blocking the passage causing the snake to bend and wrap around. I have
tried forcing water in it via a garden hose from both directions to try and
dislodge whats in there with no luck. The water does come out the opposite
end so the passage is not totally blocked. There is no rattle to indicate
something loose inside the toilet.
Short of getting a new toilet does anyone have any other suggestions?
Sometimes unless the snake will curl up into a coil in the trap. You
mentioned that you removed it and tried snaking it out. Did you try and
snake it while it was still mounted? The reason I ask this is because when
you put the auger into the bowl - the "heel" of the auger should rest on the
very bottom while you apply pressure to the handle while cranking on it. It
should come out the other side. There is no doubt that you have something
lodged in the trap. It can be a painfully frustrating task - but a
plumber's closet auger will do the trick.
The hardest thing I ever had to remove from a toilet as a dead bunny on
Easter Sunday many years ago. A kid got one and decided to give it a bath.
He blamed me for killing it. That was a tough one - so I went and bought
him another one the next day and dropped it by his house. Parents became
good customers and friends . . . the rabbit ran away 2 months later. :-)
Last time I checked, AOL was 1st or 2nd on the subscriber list. Don't tell me
you think everybody with an AOL account is the AHD? Not to mention the numerous
"Paranoia will destroy ya" (RDD).
I love how easy I can get under you skin anytime I choose even when I'm not the
Enough for now, back to the mudd flats where you belong.
As always the stink bait brought you right out of your bitter mire.
<sigh> Back to ignoratin your sorry ass until I bring you out for your
monthly ass-kickin. You're not even fun to fuck with anymore. Too easy.
Just keep at it...until you've had enough. Then put a hammer to
it...just to see what the heck it was! lol
I've had a couple that I absolutely could not unclog. Turned out
there was tweezers in one and an eyelash curler in the other.
Use the auger you have...but try some homemade augers, too. Use your
imagination...clothes hanger, electrical wire, etc.
Have a nice week...
Follow Joan Rivers' example --- get pre-embalmed!
The d$%^&*! thing I ever finally fished out of a toilet was a spoon. They
have just the right bend to hide in the trap unseen, flush great with water
only and back up with anything else added. Did not pull mine so I can't
address the rattle issue. Snake would not get it. I think it was a coat
hanger with a hook that finally hooked it.
Is your wife missing a powder "compact". You know, one of those
plastic makeup things? In my years of soing plumbing, I ran into
these several times. They almost entirely clog the toilet, are just
the right size to get stuck in there, and are a bitch to remove.
Besides, women always seem to use them near the toilet (especially
blondes). Did you try the snake from the bottom of the toilet with
the toilet removed and upside down?
Similarly I had one of those small plastic disposable cups block a
toilet. Appeared to be just the right size to act as a cork. You
could not see the cup. When I would use the plunger to clear the
obstruction the problem would disappear. The cup probably just would
turn to let the water through. A few flushes later the toilet would
stop up again. Finally used a snake which speared right through the
cup. I was quite suprised when I pulled the snake out with the
mangled cup attached.
Radio Control Aircraft/Paintball Physics/Paintball for 40+
This is a repeat of my answer to a "drainage problem" posting.
A friend of mine uses a gallon of bleach down the drain.
He claims it will even dissolve plastic toys if left in the drain 24 hrs or
He learned it in Undertakers Training. By State law, they absolutely have to
use a gallon of bleach each day, (or each cadaver?) to "super" clean the
Dissolves hair, just about everything.
I know of some neighbors who dissolved clogs, even in toilets (childrens
toys) by using a gallon of bleach and letting it sit for a day or two.
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