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    Hey, the past day or two the toilet was clogged after a large ... but, I digress. It's been able to go down since however, it is slower than it used to. We've tried plunging with different plungers, using vinegar and baking soda, and clorox a couple times each. Someone, does not want to use the snake which I think it might help but this person in the house (who shall remain anonymous) doesn't want to thinking it won't work and it takes too much.
    Any advice??

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    You need a toilet auger, there made to snake toilets.
    http://www.*******************/toiletaugers.html

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    It's common to see toilet paper getting snagged on a sharp edge of the toilet flange. Somebody also could have flushed a toothbrush or a Q-tip and no amount of clorox will clear that. I would remove the toilet, inspect the flange and check for debris. If it passes this test, then it will be much easier to snake the drain with the toilet removed.

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    If I pulled the toilet every time I was called out on a toilet stoppage, before trying to clear it with a plunger and auger I wouldn't have many repeat customers. Pulling the toilet is the last option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjh2o1 View Post
    If I pulled the toilet every time I was called out on a toilet stoppage, before trying to clear it with a plunger and auger I wouldn't have many repeat customers. Pulling the toilet is the last option.

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    I have to agree with you here. Best to try the auger and if that fails, take the toilet off.

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    you can try to flush a bio diaper or a small bio wash cloth other than that you are stuck with the auger.

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    We use a closet auger with the large 1-3/8" end on it.
    Smaller cables can go right by the obstruction and not move it.



    I wouldn't try flushing more wash clothes down like Cameron suggests. I think he's just messing with you.

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