Daughter dropped a comb down the toilet as it was flushing, she left a note
telling me this and I don't know the length of the comb, I was wondering if
I could lift up the flapper in the tank and possibly retrieve it?
Or could it be somewhere in the toilet and not in the sewer pipe, if its in
the pipe will a snake chew it up with out removing the toilet?
It would not be under the flapper valve unless she dropped into the
It is likely in the bend-trap if it is anywhere. That is the pipe
inside the toilet from the large hole in the bowl to the drain pipe under
It is working now or causing problems? Depending on the size and shape
of the comb, it might be away from your home by now.
You can get a tool from the hardware store made just for the use and see
if you can find it.
I used the toilet this morning big number 2, I removed the tank cover in
case of an over flow, but it seemed to flush ok, I'll see my daughter later
today and get the details on the size and lenth of the comb.
No. The tube under the flapper only goes into the bowl. The comb could
not get in there.
Stick your hand into the bowl drain, maybe it's near enough to grab.
Otherwise, use a coat hanger, or similar, to try to dislodge it. If it
is a long comb, it probably couldn't make the u-turn in the ceramic trap.
If you are not having any overflow problems now, chances are the comb has
already gone down the drain.
I once dropped a wrist watch into my toilet and never had a problem with it
It was a rather expensive watch, so I did try to retrieve it, but it was
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