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Needzhelp

06:33AM | 04/20/03
Member Since: 12/20/02
6 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I could use someones advise about my toilet. It looks to me like something is stuck in the toilet but I have been plunging that sucker for hours now. It flushes and filles with water, you can hear gurggling a bit but it almost over flows then slowly goes down. It does'nt do the tornado swirl though. Any help would be great. thank you in advance
Tammy

jimrox

06:16PM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 04/01/03
26 lifetime posts
Clog, a plunger is great for some clogs, but not all.
Does the sink also drain slow? This could give an indication as to where th clog is.
They do sell a product called a toilet snake, avalible at any hardware store, which you could try, also, do you have kids?. if so, are they missing any small toys?

Needzhelp

11:01AM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 12/20/02
6 lifetime posts
The plunger did'nt work so I went out and bought a snake (3 ft) Still nothing. I think it is down a bit further than the snake will go, I was thinking of mabye draining the toilet and taking it off and then snaking the pipe without the toilet on, Do you think this would be a good idea? I was going to go through the inspection plate in the basement but the snake is too short for that idea aswell( Can't find anything longer than 3 ft)
I am trying everything possible because the rotto rooter guy wants 196.00 just to use his snake and I think thats way to high. Any comments on what I am planning on doing would be great.
Thanks again

jimrox

02:09AM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 04/01/03
26 lifetime posts
What do you mean by inspection plate? Is it the threaded cover at the end of the pipe? I f so, then it you can remove it and use a regular snake( not the toilet one) to try to clear the clog.I wouldnt recommend renting a power snake , in unskilled hands, they can cause seriuos personal damage,see if a friend has a hand one you can borrow.You may get a nasty shower when you remove it(the cap) ...so be prepared i.e rubber gloves, eye protection.
Removing the toilet is not an option unless you're comfortable with your plumbing skills.
an improperly installed toilet will cost more in the long run than a 200 dollar repair. good luck ...

Needzhelp

04:09PM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 12/20/02
6 lifetime posts
Thanks for your help, I will try to snake it from the basement access.
Thanks again
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