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Old 01-14-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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this toilet won't flush no matter how many times i tried, the toilet is 17 years old and been used with hard salty water, any guesses and suggestions if some salt built-up or something that may have deposited over years of continuous usage, how to cut through the salt that has narrowed the hole? I think the salt build-up is predominantly the reason why the toilet won't flush

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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Ayuh,... Brand new toilets are reasonably Cheap... Get 1...

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Is it really the drain that's plugged up?
Does water fill up the tank and come out the holes under the rim when it's flushted?
If you dump a 5 gal. bucket of water in the bowl does it go down?
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Salty Water?? Is the waste pipe cast Iron? Probably the pipe from the toilet.

It easy enough to pull the toilet and look?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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the big problem is, its a squatty potty embedded into the ground with a cement finish.... it can't be moved at all...
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bulldoze the house and start over is what i am hearing as the solution.
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bulldoze the house and start over is what i am hearing as the solution.
nice joke man but i hope you suggested a solution anyways
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Is it really the drain that's plugged up?
Does water fill up the tank and come out the holes under the rim when it's flushted?
If you dump a 5 gal. bucket of water in the bowl does it go down?
the water stays in the bowl the water doesn't go down, it looks like a pond
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and yeah if you use a custom plunger made with an old towel wrapped around a traditional plunger, it does push the water down, some relatives may show up in a week and i haven't got enough time on hands to get it replaced and save my a$$ from humiliation!!

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Ayuh,.... Sounds like yer lookin' for an "Easy Button", insteada just Fixin' the thing...

Unfortunately, there Ain't no Easy Button...
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So you give us a non standard situation wherein your toilet is set in concrete, (Who the hell does that?) Your toilet is supplied with salt water (Who the hell does that?) You dont tell us how the waste line is piped. (Dumps into the Ocean?) and you dont try to dump a five gallon bucket of water down the drain like one poster described, and let us know what happened.

Yeah the bulldozer guy was right, or Composition C-4. It sounds like your (house?) was plumbed by Rootie Kazootie.
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Drain lines plugged up, vents plugged up, septic tank is full, leach field has failed.
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So you give us a non standard situation wherein your toilet is set in concrete, (Who the hell does that?) Your toilet is supplied with salt water (Who the hell does that?) You dont tell us how the waste line is piped. (Dumps into the Ocean?) and you dont try to dump a five gallon bucket of water down the drain like one poster described, and let us know what happened.

Yeah the bulldozer guy was right, or Composition C-4. It sounds like your (house?) was plumbed by Rootie Kazootie.
All I'm asking is how to get rid of the salt deposit caused by the hard water usage? just let me know some way i could use to cut through the salt. i put my fingers through the hole and found out that it is no wider than the circumference of my thumb and thus i have concluded that it is the salt deposit that has caused me all this trouble.
Is there any chemical or product that could be employed to fixing this?
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All I'm asking is how to get rid of the salt deposit caused by the hard water usage? just let me know some way i could use to cut through the salt. i put my fingers through the hole and found out that it is no wider than the circumference of my thumb and thus i have concluded that it is the salt deposit that has caused me all this trouble.
Is there any chemical or product that could be employed to fixing this?
lime-a-way is a product often used to loosen calcium/mineral deposits on shower heads, but i don't know about salt, and i don't know about using it in a toilet. I have had toilets with major mineral deposits before, but i was able to pull them up, and feed a small log chain thru them with a string and shop-vac, and then carefully work the chain back and forth to break up the deposits. I have also broken a toilet by doing this, so it's a last resort. I suppose since your toilet is cemented to the floor (i still find it hard to believe that anyone would do that), it's not an option for you.

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Try some Clobber and a toilet auger- careful with the stuff- read the warning labels!
http://www.herchem.com/specs/clobber.pdf

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