Help-blocked toilet bowl...

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Limsan, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Limsan

    Limsan New Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    I posted this in the wrong forum(general) I think so, I am reposting here: the ceramic pipe part of the toilet bowl appears to be blocked by a plexiglass tube approx.size 2"x2" flushed inadvertently and it seems to have turned sideways as water rises almost to the top before it very slowly leaves the bowl.My hubby has removed the toilet from the floor and has tried everything an amateur can to get at this object but,his snake just bends and comes back towards him. It can't go around or 'thru. At this point I fear for either my or my toilets life.Any advice other than call an expensive plumber would be greatly appreciated.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    On most toilets, the ID of the trapway is just barely over 2", so it could get quite tight especially if it got cocked. Then, some toilets have some pretty sharp bends. You'll need a new wax ring to reset the toilet if you succeed, otherwise, it may end up with buying a new bowl, or, replace the whole thing.

    Can you see the thing? How far into the trap is it?
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Having removed the toilet, did he try pushing the augur up from the bottom?
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    He is probably trying to use a "sink drain" auger which seldom works in a toilet. Every object is unique as far as determining HOW to get it out of the toilet. But, usually, if you can get it turned so it is loose, you can shake it out of the toilet.

    Jamie with a plumbers closet auger
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