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happydad
06-10-2007, 03:46 PM
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.

Cass
06-10-2007, 03:53 PM
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.

geniescience
06-10-2007, 03:55 PM
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

happydad
06-10-2007, 03:55 PM
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?

happydad
06-10-2007, 03:56 PM
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

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

Cass
06-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Yes it is possible

happydad
06-10-2007, 03:59 PM
Thanks very much. I feel a little better now, but still very nervous.

Cookie
06-10-2007, 04:29 PM
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, ;)