Toilet clean-out


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Old 10-23-07, 06:17 AM
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Toilet clean-out

I just bought a 1/2" 50' electric snake to go along with the 3/4" 100'. However, I had a heck of a time in one toilet and could not get it to go all the way through another. Should this be able to navigate most/all toilets? Or is there just something wedged in there? Of course I could take toilet off and work from bottom but, that's what the snake is for.

I am in property management not a prof cleanout guy.

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Old 10-23-07, 08:58 AM
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I've never had that problem. did your auger come with the 2x4 board and piece of conduit shaped like a "J" to guide the cable into the toilet hole to keep it from flopping around and scratching the porcelin ?
 
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Old 10-23-07, 12:33 PM
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No, just the standard auger with dif bits.

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i wouldn't run an electric snake through a toilet. especially a 1/2" cable. i don't doubt that you can't get it through the toilet, i would expect you'd break the toilet if you got it through the trap. at the least, you'll scratch the heck out of the bowl. use an auger on the toilet itself and if you have to, pull the toilet and run the cable down the closet flange.






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