Washcloth

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by happydad, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. happydad

    happydad New Member

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    In emptying a pail full of water today into the toilet, a washcloth also went down the toilet with the water while it was flushing.

    The toilet (and others in the house) are still flushing fine. Did we dodge a bullet, or will we eventually have a backup on our hands?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Just use it and watch to see if it backs up when flushed the next few times. If it does get a closet auger and you can get it out with it.
  3. if a Master Plumber built it, chances are high you'll be fine. If a DIY built it, I cannot say how much worse your chances are.

    David
  4. happydad

    happydad New Member

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    I've flushed the same toilet about 4-5 times since then, and other toilets in the house as well with no problem. Could it have gone through our drain pipes and is now in the city drainpipes?
  5. happydad

    happydad New Member

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    It's a 8 year old home in a planned community...built by a very reputable builder.
  6. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Yes it is possible
  7. happydad

    happydad New Member

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    Thanks very much. I feel a little better now, but still very nervous.
  8. Cookie

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    Happydad,

    You do have one thing to be happy about. That it wasn't a washbasin, with the baby still in it, LOL. :eek:

    I have known people, thank goodness not me, who flushed washcloths, and never had a problem. I wouldn't try a towel though, ;)
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