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Blocked toilet. Help!!

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princessalbert Tue 25-Feb-14 09:36:43

Any advice on this would be very welcome.

I don't see any ahem 'blockages' the water is clear. It takes an age to drain down though.

I have tried pouring a bucket warm water from as high as I can manage - numerous times.

Found some sink/drainhole unblocker and shoved that in overnight.

But, it is still not right..

It's hard to get a hand in. As the pipe is quite narrow and bendy - and I suspect that any blockage must be further into the pipes.

I may try the Karcher pressure washer on it later , but that could be quite messy.

fridayfreedom Tue 25-Feb-14 09:37:55

Try a plonger.

PigletJohn Tue 25-Feb-14 09:39:56

do you think it is a toy? or a "disposable?"?

fashion a long hook from a wire coathanger. Try not to scratch the visible enamel much. A plastic-coated wire is better for that.

princessalbert Tue 25-Feb-14 09:46:02

Thanks for the replies.

We don't have a plunger - but I can get to the hardware shop today and pick one up.

No, DS is 16- and we don't flush anything down apart from waste and loo paper.

I will find an old wire hanger and proddle around.

I'll report back with results.

PigletJohn Tue 25-Feb-14 09:51:05

sometimes people use kitchen roll if the person paid for getting loo paper has gone away.

princessalbert Tue 25-Feb-14 09:55:38

Oh gosh, I hope not. We have the extra large, extra sturdy Costco kitchen roll!

princessalbert Tue 25-Feb-14 10:13:44


I went up there, armed with a jug, bucket, rubber gloves and a coat hanger. DH said "have you tried wiggling the pipe?". I hadn't. He did that and it went down - straightaway.

We have a corner toilet - but the plumber fitted it on to the existing outlet - so it has a very tight kink.

I even took a photo

But can't figure out how to post it.

Anyway - now I know for the future. I wish he had mentioned this method to me last night.

PigletJohn Tue 25-Feb-14 10:44:32


I take it you have a convoluted flexible hose <boak>

careful with wire coat hangers, as they could perforate it.

princessalbert Tue 25-Feb-14 11:13:55


No, it isn't flexible - just a bit loose.. hence the wobblability.

I suspect the plumber who fitted it didn't take this into account. When we re do the bathroom I will make sure we get it sited straight on - rather than a corner toilet.

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