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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.

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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.

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    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.

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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geniescience
    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.

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    Yes it is possible

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

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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.

    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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