Advice? Round plunger doesn't work w/ oval hole!

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  1. jlamb

    jlamb New Member

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    Any suggestions? My round plunger won't get a good seal on the oval hole in the toilet.

    Thanks for any help/suggestions!

    Jim

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  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Get a 3' General or, Ridgid closet auger with a drop head...
    And learn how to use it...
  3. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Option #2: Get a Toto and forget about the plunger.
  4. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Sounds better than my suggestion...
  5. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Dude I never ever use the drop head augers unless its a wall hung water closet. I seen to many people bust out the tops of their traps with the drop head augers. A good K-3 Ridged Auger is just fine.
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    And I have seen many things left behind by a bulb head auger.

    I have pulled many things out of toilets with my drop head and I have never broken a toilet yet...

    I believe it is possible in the hands of the incompetent...
  7. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    You two are funny, bickering about toilet augers! ;)
  8. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    I carried both,if one did`nt work the The other would.And neither worked
    time for further action.
  9. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    What would Toto do ?? :D

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  10. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    We use something like this.
    Okay, how many other options can we think of?
  11. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Hey, that's what I'm talking about!:D
  12. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    I carry three augers on my truck A modified K-6 and K-3 and a General drop head auger. The modification I do is I take a hammer and chisel and cut off the front part of the bulb to make a more extreme hook on the end. There used to be a auger manufacture that mad a straight auger with a nice open hook, but they got bought out and got real cheap in quality.
  13. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Oh make that four augers, almost forgot my old Marco auger with the extra limber cable for making the turns in them Elger water closets super tight turns they have in their trap-way.
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