Is there a particular type of tool/snake I should get to clean out a drain
for a toilet? The clog is close to the toilet, as it doesn't affect the
other bathroom toilet. I don't know much about cleaning out plumbing. Thanks
for the help in advance.
The most simple first attempt and cheapest is to invest in a
"plumber's friend". It is a suction cup affair that you put down
in the bowl full of water and vigorously pump up and down. It is
often enough to clear a simple stoppage.
Here is a picture of one:
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
I use this model, it's called the Master Plunger:
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It's much more powerful than an ordinary plunger.
Also the closet auger as described above.
First you might try doing some "fishing" with a solid copper wire. I
usually use 12 ga THHN (doesn't scratch the porcelain) with a little
hook in the end. Let's see I've pulled out GI Joes, tooth brushes, hair
brushes, If you've got kids it could be anything.
-> Is there a particular type of tool/snake I should get to clean out a drain-> for a toilet? The clog is close to the toilet, as it doesn't affect the-> other bathroom toilet. I don't know much about cleaning out plumbing. Thanks-> for the help in advance.-> Brian O.
Have you tried a plunger?
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