Re: Bar of Soap in Toilet!
Posted by hj on October 08, 2002 at 09:15:40:
In response to Re: Bar of Soap in Toilet!
It depends on the size of the bar and what kind of soap it is. It will dissolve about as fast as it disappears when you use it in the shower. There are chemicals that could be used to hasten the process, but they can give violent reactions and also could cause heat that could break the toilet. Your safest method may be to slowly pour hot water into the toilet so it can become acclimated to the hot water and then pour hot water into the toilet to speed up the melting process. The only other solution is to remove the toilet and turn it upside down and either extract the soap through the bottom or shake it out the top.

: Hi, Terry!

: I hope you can help us with our problem. My husband and I returned from vacation (in Seattle, actually) and discovered that our housesitter accidentally dropped a bar of hand soap into the toilet and then flushed the toilet.

: It's been almost a week since this happened. I was hoping the soap would've dissolved by now. Maybe it takes longer than I think.

: When you flush the toilet, the water doesn't seem to flow out. The water in the bowl just rises. If we try to plunge it, the water rises and returns to the normal height, but it never empties out of the bowl.

: I don't want to contact a plumber just yet. Seems like there should be something more I can do! I poured some liquid draino into the bowl, but it just kind of mixed in with the water in the bowl. Do you have any other ideas? Do you think I should expect that bar of soap to melt away any time soon?

: Thanks!
: Darcie
: Washington, D.C.




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