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Help! How to unblock a toilet when ..

55 replies

Blownaway22 · 29/09/2020 20:03

... multiple buckets of water poured from a height and toilet flushed doesn’t work? Nothing within poking distance or reach to push out or shove along.

All suggestions gratefully received!


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DrDavidBanner · 29/09/2020 20:07

When DS used to lay a dinosaur egg of dark matter copious amounts of bleach did the trick. 😷

Sycamoretrees · 29/09/2020 20:11

What happens when you pour water from a height? Does the pan fill up and overflow? Sometimes leaving it full to the brim for a while works its magic and you get a glorious pop just as you've given up!

gamerchick · 29/09/2020 20:13

Are you pouring or dumping in with force to create a push and suck?

Does it fill up and drain slowly or just stay full?

Blownaway22 · 29/09/2020 20:16

Pouring in with force, pan filling right up and taking forever to drain.

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jdoejnr1 · 29/09/2020 20:16

2 litre plastic bottle full of water. Turn it upside down, push it towards the U bend and squeeze it hard , the water pressure should clear the blockage. Repeat as necessary.

Silvercatowner · 29/09/2020 20:16

Get a plunger. Or some of that spirit of salt stuff.

justthecat · 29/09/2020 20:16

If you have a mop with a string type end and u don’t mind wasting it- use as a plunger - quick up and down in the bowl a few times should unblock

gamerchick · 29/09/2020 20:20

It does sound as if it needs plunging. Then try the water thing again.

Just don't use bleach or boiling water you might get suggested.

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously · 29/09/2020 20:21

Wilko's sell a long flexible metal thing (it's nearly 2 metres long) that looks like a shower hose but narrower. It's for sinks really but I have shoved it down the u-bend before now.

MyVisionsComeFromSoup · 29/09/2020 20:21

kettleful of hot (not boiling) water clears loos here, it kind of dissolves blockages

SistemaAddict · 29/09/2020 20:22

I second the mop trick. Ds loves blocking the loo and this works a treat.

hiredandsqueak · 29/09/2020 20:24

Squirt of fairy liquid, warm water thrown down, flush and repeat. Always clears by number three.

TinkersRucksack · 29/09/2020 20:26

Washing up liquid breaks down fatty deposits in it and makes it easier to flush

AllAboutTheMonet · 29/09/2020 20:27

Any mop, towel that you don’t mind boil washing/throwing out, big elastic band.

Wrap towel round mop head, secure with elastic band. Plunge away for all you’re worth. It should give a bloody good seal.

This has worked for our work toilet many times. Whoever lays those behemoths - and leaves it for the next person to deal with - should be very ashamed of themselves.

AlwaysLatte · 29/09/2020 20:28

Try a kettle of boiling water, taking care not to touch the sides of the pan with it (so only in the water)

ThePittts · 29/09/2020 20:28

Yes, warm to hot water and shampoo or something similar should do the trick

Worldgonecrazy · 29/09/2020 20:28

If you have some tape and strong film make an airtight seal and tape very securely, a bit like the old cling film over the pan joke. Then flush the toilet. The vacuum created will do the job.

sproutsandparsnips · 29/09/2020 20:28

Second the mop.
What about coke?

pinkbalconyrailing · 29/09/2020 20:30

washing powder or washing up liquid and warn water.
assuming it's feeces that are stuck.

hp2 · 29/09/2020 20:30

Our cleaner at works uses nearly boiling water.

BringMeThatHorizon · 29/09/2020 20:30

If you've got a plastic bottle and an old wooden spoon/stick you can make a plunger. Cut the bottle in half, stick goes in the small drinking opening and then duct tape in place. Then just use like a plunger. It works.

AddictedtoCrunchies · 29/09/2020 20:31

Get a piece of electrical trunking as it's bendy but firm. Shove it round the ubend and pull up and down. I've been doing that for years with great success.

Disfordarkchocolate · 29/09/2020 20:31

Bleach and very hot water and a husband. I'm never getting divorced.

Spam88 · 29/09/2020 20:32

If it's not totally blocked I'd just keep trying the water from a height. Last time ours blocked that didn't work so I was going to come back to it with the plunger after DS's nap, but whilst I was getting him to sleep I heard it clear 👌

toiletpaper · 29/09/2020 20:32

This makes for fascinating reading (yes I'm a bit weird) I'm desperate to know which of these tips, if any, worked for you Grin

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