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Old 05-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Pouring hot water and dish soap to unclog a toilet.


Pouring hot water and dish soap to unclog a toilet.

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Waste of time.
Any other drains running slow?
Have you pluged it with water in the toilet?
Have you removed the toilet and ran a big snake down the drain?
Used a closit auger to checked to see if it's the toilet that's plugged up and not the drain?
Removed the clean out under the house to check for a plug?

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Never heard of it before. I always just plunged it. Apparently it's a pretty good idea. I was reading this link. Next time I will try the hot water first to help disolve the clog see if that helps. Thanks for the tip

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Ever heard of a plunger ??
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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Hot water and soap is not going to desove poop or toilet paper or whatever else go flushed down.
Might be fine for a kitchen sink, not a toilet.
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Waste of time.
Any other drains running slow?
Have you pluged it with water in the toilet?
Have you removed the toilet and ran a big snake down the drain?
Used a closit auger to checked to see if it's the toilet that's plugged up and not the drain?
Removed the clean out under the house to check for a plug?

Joe thanks for the response with how to help. I don't have a clog, but I am well versed in un-clogging drains.

I read a link on facebook about using hot water and dish soap.

I would think pouring hot water in a cold toilet bowl would not be a good idea.
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Never heard of it before. I always just pluged it. Apparently it's a pretty good idea. I was reading this link. Next time I will try the hot water first to help disolve the clog see if that helps. Thanks for the tip

hot water and dish soap link
Thanks jmon I was not able to copy and paste the link.
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Hardway, good point. The link actually said use warm water not hot boiling water.
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A toilet auger works wonders also.
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There's a trick to using a plunger, most people have no idea how to actually use them (this includes my wife).


Hot water seems like a bad idea to me, but i'd never need to go that route.
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There's a trick to using a plunger, most people have no idea how to actually use them (this includes my wife).


Hot water seems like a bad idea to me, but i'd never need to go that route.

So true,
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[QUOTE=Alan;1180917]There's a trick to using a plunger, most people have no idea how to actually use them (this includes my wife).

There sure is, thats why people that know their function call them force pumps, not plungers. Go Alan.


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