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badgerbd 03-16-2010 07:15 PM

Toilet Fully Clogged ... still
I'm sure you've all seen plenty of toilet clogged questions, so I apologize for another.

I have an old toilet that is fully clogged - about half the bowl will drain if I give it 6-8 hours, but basically it's not draining. I've done the plunging. And I bought a closet auger which I am able to run all the way through, yet it's had no impact.
Is it time to throw in the towel and call a plumber?

Background: wife clogged the toilet in the middle of the night. The next morning I plunged it, which seemed to work. It was used a few times during the day, but then the next night it became clogged again, this time for no apparent reason. As I said plunging didn't do anything and the auger's only apparent effect was to bring up some fecal matter, muddying the formerly clear water.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

DangerMouse 03-16-2010 07:30 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum.

If it were me, I'd pull the toilet and look inside for maybe a washcloth or sanitary napkin?
....... just a lot of gunk built up over the years can cause this as well. A visual inspection would be your best bet.


Plumber101 03-16-2010 09:47 PM

When I plunge a toilet I take the plunger and very fast move the plunger in/out - not loosing seal from the plunger and toilet bowl. This will make the water very forceful and most the time bust the clog loose. If that doesn't wokr time to rod the line

plummen 03-16-2010 09:58 PM

Id try pulling the toilet to see if their is water in the waste arm/closet bend under toilet.If theres no water standin pipe underneath try dumping a bucket of water down the pipe to make sure its draining.
If the pipe is draining then your back to the toilet.what kind of plunger do you have?if its one of those pink things toss it out and buy a good black rubber plunger ,if you already have a good plunger time to buy a toilet. :(
I always reccomend my customers pick out a good $115-$130 toilet,stay away from the toilet in a box kits.they come with everything except a good plunger,which they should give you with those cheap non flushing toilets! :laughing:

Alan 03-16-2010 10:00 PM

Pulling the toilet and looking in the bottom of the 'horn' will sometimes reveal something you can pull out with pliers or pry out with a screwdriver.

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