How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger?

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How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger?

#1 Buy yourself a 6ft closet auger. You can get 80% of all local clogs removed with this handy tool. Please don’t try to save the $20 or $30 dollars by buying a 3ft version it will break your heart. I’m telling you now. Place the

picture of a ridgid closet auger

end of the auger in the trap and turn the handle clockwise and slowly push the handle down while turning. When you meet resistance you either hit the blockage or reached a bend. Keep turning until you work the auger through and 8 out of 10 times you’ll remove the blockage. There are times when all the auger does is push the blockage along. Is cases such as these calling a plumber to come in and rod for real is the wisest choice.

#2 If you have a plumber friend that has invested in a Kinetic Water Ram you can have them come over and blast the clog out of the line. The water ram uses a slug of compressed air to unclog toilet and kitchen sinks, lavatory sinks, etc. This is a great little tool but it’s fairly expensive.

#3 I’m pretty sure this isn’t the answer you’re looking for when typing in your Google search “How to unclog toilet” but it is a valid way to unclog your toilet without a plunger. Remove the toilet from the closet collar and extricate whatever is stuck in the trap. Usually if the blockage is in the toilet and can be removed with a closet auger it’s something other than waste or hygiene products. Most likely you have young children and one of them launched a toy in the toilet. There are several drawbacks to this method, the first is obvious, you have to reinstall the toilet. If you aren’t comfortable with resetting the toilet this isn’t the greatest of options. The second drawback is that if you haven’t determined where the blockage is and it isn’t in the toilet you may have removed the toilet for no reason. If you used a closet auger to no avail you can try again after the toilet is removed. Because the auger doesn’t have to travel through the toilet and trap you have an 2ft or so to try and reach the blockage.

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