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& now the toilet isn't emptying

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Katymac · 08/08/2009 18:29

So do I use a plunger or a wire coathanger?

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differentID · 08/08/2009 18:30

wire coat hanger.

Katymac · 08/08/2009 18:35

Hmm that is what I thought

DH has 'had a go' - so I guess that means I get to fix it

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differentID · 08/08/2009 18:40

always the same isn't it?

a plunger wont really be able to get a tight enough seal to really do anyhing useful.

Katymac · 08/08/2009 18:48

I wonder if I should put biological washing powder down?

The coat hanger is not doing well.....I hate modern toilets

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differentID · 08/08/2009 19:21

would hot water help?

Katymac · 08/08/2009 19:40

It's clear

2 kettles full of boiling water & half a packet of washing soda followed by 10 (or so) buckets of very hot water

I head lots of trickling as it went away then on the 9th bucket it went whoosh

That was not very eco - apparently it's my fault

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differentID · 08/08/2009 19:42

was it just extra-ordinary size normal bodily functions or has soemone been pouring cooking oil/ fat from meat down the loo?

ComeOVeneer · 08/08/2009 19:45

Ours was like that last week, cue £100 bill to dynoirod. Culprit was loads of wipes tha ds had flushed down the toilet!

Katymac · 08/08/2009 19:46


Need I say more?

What is it with men?

His guts haven't been right for months because of all the antibiotics he gets

He has been AB free for about 4 weeks & I think I am suffering

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Katymac · 08/08/2009 19:48

'apparently' it was all the loo roll I put down the loo

funny looking loo roll when I was unblocking it

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Hormonesnomore · 08/08/2009 19:49

It may not have been your fault. If your neighbour's waste pipes join into yours at some point under the ground, it could be that someone

else had put a nappy or other unflushable items down their loo (or fat down the kitchen sink). We have problems every so often - our sewers

aren't very efficient & the first I know that the waste isn't flowing properly is that our downstairs bath doesn't empty. The first time it

happened we called out Dynorod (on a Sunday evening - £100!) Now we have insurance & we've claimed on it several times in the last 5


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Katymac · 08/08/2009 19:56

no it was blocked just outside the bathroom - both the other loos were fine (they join later on)

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