The Un-clog Secret!

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I have a grade school classmate that communicates once in a while via e-mail (so I will know he is still alive) usually with a joke or some safety warning. This morning it was just a link. THIS is interesting!!

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/04/secret-plumbers-trick-to-unclog-a-toilet.html

 

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Hmm ... #1 step: "Take the lid off the tank as quickly as possible and close the toilet flapper."

No way.  The time between enough flow to make it clear that it is not flushing and the tank having drained 90% of its volume is about 4 seconds (I just timed it).

Actually, bowls in modern low flush toilets can hold a full tank.  The overflow happens when you (or the guest) sees that the first flush didn't work, so ... hey let's try again!  (admit it)

The hot water is a good idea, though, and as a routine, dump a pail (2 gallons) of tap hot water through every few weeks.

 

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gonna remember this one!

thank you.

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I never knew about hot water. See how it is! I learn something all the time on this forum!

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All good, and non-toxic ideas.  I find that often, just filling the toilet bowl with a bucket of water often does the job.  The weight of the added water helps to move the clog.  smiley

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hummingbird wrote:

All good, and non-toxic ideas.  I find that often, just filling the toilet bowl with a bucket of water often does the job.  The weight of the added water helps to move the clog.  smiley

HOT water really works.

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And if that doest work and you have to have a friend or a family member plunge the toilet, they are going to wonder what in the world you ate! Be pre paired to explain the bubbles! HaHa!

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Bob wrote:
And if that doest work and you have to have a friend or a family member plunge the toilet, they are going to wonder what in the world you ate! Be pre paired to explain the bubbles! HaHa!

I explain in my bio in my Aspiring Handbook that "this information comes from the hand what holds the toilet brush".

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