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Old 11-23-2015, 01:44 PM   #1
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Unclogging stuck toilet


Hey guys,

I have tried all the basics and can't get the toilet unclogged:

1. plunger

2. simple toilet auger (I mean the cheaper one from local home improvement store):
http://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCraf...0030/100621924

3. warm water + plunger

I think we were flushing some food remains down the toilet about 2 months ago and it's been flushing rather slowly, it then got better, but the last I remember we flushed some hot chocolate mix and it just got stuck...

Right now, it takes about 2 hours for the water to drain, no plunging or augers helps.

I wanted to buy a more robust/larger toilet auger and try it out:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-6-...9797/100015601

When I try using the auger I have, I can't seem to snake it down until it just gets stuck and feels like it's about to tie over itself. I think that it goes just as far as the toilet and gets somehow stuck around the flange.

Appreciate your suggestions!!!
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Why are you flushing food stuff down the toilet? Go buy a wax ring, lift the toilet, turn it on it's side and run your snake thru it. If the snake comes thru, you've eliminated the toilet being clogged.
Run your snake down the waste flange or pour some water down it to see if it goes down.
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Things I would try: Remove the toilet and snake. See if there is an easy access to snake further down somewhere. Rent a big snake for a line that size. They are on wheels like a drum on a handtruck.
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Thanks for the advice...

So there is no way to figure it out without lifting the toilet, huh?
I would need to re-calk around the toilet when I'm done, right?

Would it make any sense to re-use the same snake on the pipe under the toilet or would I really need to rent that huge one?

The toilet is on a 2nd floor and there is another toilet on the 1st under it, which seems to work fine, so I was assuming the blockage was either somewhere around the flange, or somewhere very close to it, down the line.
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Agree. Pull the toilet and and snake from there wax rings are cheap. Use a bigger tip auger. A 50 footer should do it.

While it's pulled check toilet trap for obstructions as well. Just a suggestion.
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You should never caulk around a toilet.
You want to know if that wax ring is leaking before it takes out the floor.
Hardly think some chocolate mix plugged it up.
Simple rule if you did not eat it do not flush it.
Should take a whole 5 min. to remove a toilet.
Shut off the water flush the toilet, I use a shop vac with the filter removed to suck out the remaining water, a towel or sponge will also work.
Disconnect the supply and remove the nuts and washers holding it down.
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Hey guys,

Thanks for all the suggestions! Just wanted to update that I tried with the longer beefier auger which still got stuck, then I went and tried plunging the whole thing and it actually ended up going through...not quite sure what was stuck but eventually it ended up giving way
Thanks again!!
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If it blocks again pull the toilet. You may have something in the trap like a comb toothbrush or toy....
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