Glogged Toilet :(

Since this morning our toilet doesn’t flush anymore, what an annoyance. I first tried Soda with hot water, then a fluid from the supermarket, and now one which says: ‘If nothing else works’.

In all those years it’s never been bad. We have a pretty new appartment (since 2008) and never flush anything like food or other stuff that doesn’t belong in there.

Anyone with some other household tips? :wink:

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2724768]Anyone with some other household tips? ;)[/QUOTE]

No real household tips,as those likely don’t work,but some other options:
Hose the water out of the toilet with some old cup and put it in a bucket,then unscrew the toilet so you can see if it’s the elbow that’s blocked or if it’s the waste pipe.
Or rent a high pressure unit with a “sewer rat”,and put it slowly through the drain while the sewer rat is cleaning the path…

First [B] Never[/B] put very hot water in a toilet. IT can melt the wax seal ring & your toilet will start to leak at the base.

Drain cleaners sometimes work but can make things worse when they don’t.

Are all the other plumbing fixtures draining OK ?
Especially a second toilet if you have two restrooms.

Start with a good plunger & plunge several bowls down. If that fails.

Time for a drain snake . I have the one below . You should look for a similar one.


Or one of these:

Maybe both.
Or ask the apartment suprintendent if you have one.

This might be a job for Old Betsy! :iagree:
…or maybe even a job for Real Old Betsy! :eek:

A plunger can work wonders on a clogged toilet.

Its always nice if you are visiting to do a " Courtesy Flush" if you think you are going to clog the bowl.:slight_smile:

We get a couple of clogged toilets a day and I always just use a toilet auger:

:iagree::confused:boy Teddy what do you eat to have to flush quote (We get a couple of clogged toilets a day and I always just use a toilet auger:)

[QUOTE=cholla;2724771]First [B] Never[/B] put very hot water in a toilet. IT can melt the wax seal ring & your toilet will start to leak at the base.

Drain cleaners sometimes work but can make things worse when they don’t.

Are all the other plumbing fixtures draining OK ?
Especially a second toilet if you have two restrooms.

Start with a good plunger & plunge several bowls down. If that fails.

Time for a drain snake . I have the one below . You should look for a similar one.


Or one of these:

Maybe both.
Or ask the apartment suprintendent if you have one.[/QUOTE]

@ cholla I just learn to first fill a sink up with warm or hot water and soak the wax ring in it for a few minutes before installing the ring ,it seats easier .

I wish I could say I fixed it, but no :frowning: Up to the DIY to get some new stuff :wink:

Sorry for the bad news… the only idea I have is to call somebody professional to help :frowning:

[QUOTE=WS_Christine;2724837]Sorry for the bad news… the only idea I have is to call somebody professional to help :([/QUOTE]
Hi Christine, don’t you know that men will never ask for help, even with a clogged toilet, they always have to fix it themselves, me, if my toilet is clogged, I get the plumber immediately. LOL.:slight_smile:

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2724768]Since this morning our toilet doesn’t flush anymore, what an annoyance. I first tried Soda with hot water, then a fluid from the supermarket, and now one which says: ‘If nothing else works’.

In all those years it’s never been bad. We have a pretty new appartment (since 2008) and never flush anything like food or other stuff that doesn’t belong in there.

Anyone with some other household tips? ;)[/QUOTE]

Could be the other appartments fault if they use the same sewage system.
Could be the sewage system of the street if more people have the same problems.

If you already tried all kinds of stuff it’s time to call the specialists. Usually you can get the bill credited with the insurance company.

We have a clogged sink about once per two years because of badly designed sewage systems in our building. Usually takes up of 11 meters of cleaning. Costs about € 20.

I called a plumber and within an hour he was here. First he used some kind of spring and then some kind of pump. The latter worked an within 20 minutes everything was fixed. Most of his time was spent taking the elevator and walking to his van. Nevertheless a whopping €67 ($92) and when talking to some Dutch friends that wasn’t even expensive :s

Anyway, I was finally able to use it where it’s used for and it felt like a big relief :wink:

[QUOTE=marloyd;2724832]:iagree::confused:boy Teddy what do you eat to have to flush quote (We get a couple of clogged toilets a day and I always just use a toilet auger:)[/QUOTE]
1200 retirees, many on opiates for the first time…:eek:

Oh no, that can be awful DoMiN8ToR, when my old bog got clogged it actually overflowed! YUK I decided to pull it apart after draining it and having a good clean up. It was some unnecessary sealer that came adrift and hung down the back pipe like a piece of string catching loads of debris until it clogged
I also noticed why it never flushed that well, the outlet pipe was slightly higher than the U bend under the bowl.
So, a new complete bog unit and cistern that had a very small water saving tank, high pressure flush jets and I raised the bowl 1/2 an inch so the flow was downward. It’s been great since.
Err, what’s with this wax seal stuff, all the joints on our bogs are silicon and are rated for boiling water!
Anyway, I’m glad you got it fixed, there’s nothing worse than a blocked bog, especially if you’re desperate. :eek:

[QUOTE=marloyd;2724833]@ cholla I just learn to first fill a sink up with warm or hot water and soak the wax ring in it for a few minutes before installing the ring ,it seats easier .[/QUOTE]
I do that when I install a new wax ring . Also buy the one with the “plastic funnel” in the center. They’re usually a bit more expensive but seem to last better .

For a clogged toilet some people will pour a whole large pot of boiling water in the toilet bowl. This can warm the wax enough to cause some seperation from the base & it will then have a small leak . Not too much of a problem on a cement floor but can cause the tiles around a toilet to start loosening. Some odor also. If the floor is wood a slow rot is the result . Usually detected too late & a major floor repair.

@ DoMiN8ToR , I forgot to add if you’re not a DIY type then call a plumber .

The “spring” was probably some version of a “snake” like I posted to be used with an electric drill or a manual short snake like olyteddy posted.

I’m not sure what the pump was. Suction pump or pressure pump ?
If pressure did it connect drain bladder like I posted the link to ?
Or was it an air pressure pump ?

I got 3 toilets in my house, and I just changed them all to the new power flush, its got a sound reducer on it so it doesn’t make a lot of noise like the ones in the restaurants. No tank either. Its almost totally silent.

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2724852]…it felt like a big relief ;)[/QUOTE]

Is that not what caused it in the first place? :stuck_out_tongue: :slight_smile:

[B]Wombler[/B]

€67 sounds quite reasonable. In this country that wouldn’t even cover the callout fee.

Alternatives? Do it yourself… [I]by hand[/I]! :eek: (Been there!)

[QUOTE=Wombler;2724884]Is that not what caused it in the first place? :stuck_out_tongue: :slight_smile:

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]

LOL! :clap::bigsmile: