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Blocked loo

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Joe3578 Sat 01-Nov-14 18:20:28

Anyone know how to unblock a toilet without the embarrassment of calling a plumber?

LocalEditorEssex Sat 01-Nov-14 18:27:54

Sink plunger or untangle a wire coat hanger and push the 'waste' through.

divingoffthebalcony Sat 01-Nov-14 18:29:56

Yep, wire coat hanger. Chop up the blockage. Try not to vomit. Voila!

JugglingChaotically Sat 01-Nov-14 20:16:43

Marigolds and a black back!

Excitedforxmas Sat 01-Nov-14 20:20:30

Jug of water from a high height

TallulahTwinkletoes Sat 01-Nov-14 20:40:05

I always use a wire coat hanger. Obviously it's not me that blocks it. EVER...

cansu Sat 01-Nov-14 20:55:03

Mop plunge in and out

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Sat 01-Nov-14 20:59:55

MN taught me this one: take an empty 2ltr drinks bottle, cut off the bottom, and, with the bottle top still on, plunge in to the water. This will create a vacuum et voila, blockage is cleared.
It's magic!

quesadillas Sat 01-Nov-14 21:03:10

Buckets of hot water chucked down.

carriewintermeadow Sat 01-Nov-14 21:03:48

A bucket of water poured in to the toilet from a height, I didn't think it would work, but tried it recently when nothing else worked and it did work. Also a metal coat hanger straightened out and poked round the ubend.

JassyRadlett Sat 01-Nov-14 21:12:03

Try boiling water, too. A kettlefull can do the trick nicely.

SWIMTHECHANNEL Sun 02-Nov-14 19:56:07

But might crack the porcelain (a friend did!)

JassyRadlett Sun 02-Nov-14 21:07:30

Oh Jesus. What a horrifying thought.

stealthsquiggle Sun 02-Nov-14 21:09:51


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