What is your DIY for unclogging a toilet

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  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 02, 2018
    It depends on what the clog is made of. If it is something that got flushed accidentally, like a diaper or wash cloth, you have to use a drain snake and pull it out. If it is regular waste try a health squirt of dish detergent (like Dawn) in the bowl and let it sit for a while, then plunge it. Instead of testing your work with a flush, fill a bucket with cold water and slowly pour it into the bowl. If the bowl empties your clog is gone and it is safe to flush.

  • Judy Judy on Jan 02, 2018
    This truly depends on the size of the piping in your home. The smaller the pipe, the less paper can be used between flushes. I would use a Toilet flush, and this is of a Deep Red Plastic Bottle, at a local discount store. Pour in a 1/2 cap full, let this sit and work, for 1/2 hr., then flush. You will like see bubbles, and this tells you that it is working. Do this again, and use a plunger, after 15 minutes, and let this sit, and continue working. This is GREAT, and works real good. Always a good item to keep on hand, vs having a empty bottle. Best wishes, J.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 02, 2018
    The toilet in our old house plugged up quite a bit. I used a big pan filled with hot water to unplug it. Pour it in the bowl slowly and then use a plunger. It would take a lot of time but, eventually, it would unplug. I hope this method helps you. I would also think about the toilet paper that you are currently using. We had to use Scott's in our old house. The manufacturer claims that it's best for toilets that get plugged up frequently. In our new house I get to use Charmin. Big difference.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2018
    Large Plunger.........

  • FL FL on Jan 03, 2018
    Just went through this last week, for whole week. tried EVERYTHING: hot water, dish soap, 2 plungers, vinegar, baking soda. Nothing worked until I went across the street and borrowed a plumber's snake from the church janitor. In two minutes, was cleared. End of story.