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HELP .. Blocked Loo .. I think .. what do I do now?

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Twiglett Wed 25-May-05 19:49:29

OK we have a loo with a high cistern (big water pressure)

DS used too much loo paper and I flushed it .. the water in the pan rose right to the top and then all sucked away really quickly

but the water didn't come back up to a normal level

do I flush again?
do I leave it a while then flush again
do I poke around then flush?? if so what with

yuk .. hate loos

Twiglett Wed 25-May-05 19:53:05


WigWamBam Wed 25-May-05 19:54:23

If I were you I'd have a poke around with something like a straightened out coat hanger, then flush again and see what happens.

If there was no improvement, then I'd panic.

hoxtonchick Wed 25-May-05 19:55:16

flush again. or make dh do it....

Mum2girls Wed 25-May-05 19:55:35

Bogroll nowadays breaks down fairly quickly in water - I'd leave it half an hour and try again.

Lonelymum Wed 25-May-05 19:55:55

Definitely flush again. Sometimes, that rights the matter.

motherinferior Wed 25-May-05 19:56:02

This is no job for a Laydee, Twiglett. Get DH to do it. Or any passing bloke, come to that. Yccch.

Twiglett Wed 25-May-05 19:57:16

unfortunately the only passing bloke is busy bathing DS and putting him to bed

I think I'll go with the leave it half an hour advice .. by which time.... well you get my drift

billiejo Wed 25-May-05 19:59:30

hi twiglett,
this is my speciality as i once blocked our loo REALLY badly with a frozen chicken kiev (don't ask!!) anyway if it stll risesto the top on the next flush, go to a hardware shop and ask for some caustic soda, tell them what you want to use it for as it has a lot of precautions....scary stuff it is, but works like a dream.

good luck,


nikkisherri Wed 25-May-05 20:05:43

Sounds like a bucket job, fill it up and do a manual flush or 2. I have a particularly stupid loo that doesnt flush properly and so gets blocked easily, very annoying it is too.

Twiglett Wed 25-May-05 20:06:52

what's a manual flush <dumb emoticon>

nikkisherri Wed 25-May-05 20:08:03

sorry ok a 'diy' flush ie. fill up bucket and chuck water down toilet at full force

nikkisherri Wed 25-May-05 20:11:17

actually dont pour too fast if its the level of water thats gone down need to pour in a little more carefully.. hark at me, loo flusher expert

moondog Wed 25-May-05 20:12:19

I want to know about the frozen chicken kiev...
You can buy some scary chemical concoctions which burn through the blockage (but they're gloves,scarves,hats,coats,and open window jobs with all kids at a distance of at least a kilometre.)
MI is right,no job for a lady. Had this a while ago and just told the bloke dealing with it that I had some work to do and shut the study door firmly.

Twiglett Wed 25-May-05 21:15:29

phew -- it flushed back to normal

OK spill on the 'chicken kiev' story

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