This came out of my toilet. What is it!?

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Old 03-13-16, 11:38 AM
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This came out of my toilet. What is it!?

Was having trouble with my toilet. See this thread: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/to...ml#post2489043

Soooo...I got a toilet auger today and put it in the toilet and this came out. I'm hoping it isn't anything related to the toilet that needs to be down there. Surrounding it is a blue piece of what feels like the fuzzy part of velcro.

Have you seen anything like this before?
Does it need to be in the toilet?
Is it okay to flush without it?

I wanted to make sure before I flushed the toilet. Thanks!

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Old 03-13-16, 11:43 AM
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Does not look like any toilet part I've ever seen.
 
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Old 03-13-16, 11:45 AM
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It looks like some type of toilet tank basket deodorizer. Kind of like these. http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...showimage.html
 
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Old 03-13-16, 11:46 AM
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It appears to be partly velcro. Do you use any in=tank deodorizers, like the blue stuff? It can get sucked down the flapper valve . Unless there has been a tank design change, I can't think of where this would be a pertinent part. I have also pulled Mighty Morphin Rangers from toilets.....once only after I took it outside and hit it with a hammer. It had morphed.
 
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LOL chandler!

No, I don't use them, but I recently moved into the home so the past owner most likely did. I hope this is the mystery of my toilet problems! Thanks for all the help!
 
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Old 03-13-16, 11:53 AM
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Without getting into too much detail, this answers your previous thread.

The bowl was not filling to the proper height/level because of blockage. You found your blockage and everything should return to normal.

My wife had a home daycare for over 15 years and you wouldn't believe the toys or things I found in the toilet.
 
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Old 03-13-16, 11:58 AM
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I think the perspective of the picture fooled me. Its a velcro curler.

How to Curl Your Hair With Velcro Rollers

No, it definitely doesn't belong in the toilet and you don't need to put it back. LOL
 
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Flushed my toilet a couple of times. It flushes wonderfully, much more power then before. But the bowl is still low. So I will continue working on it and adjusting.
 
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In your previous post Lawrosa answered "siphoning due to a partial clog". This will cause the bowl level to drop, even if the valve is set to fill at the proper level.

I recommend you pull toilet and check for other objects. I bet you will find a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger as predicted

We can help on resetting the toilet if you're unsure.
 
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Old 03-13-16, 01:00 PM
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Its a velcro curler.
I was going to say, don't any of you have any girls in the house? I have 3 and knew exactly what that was.
 
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Make sure your fill tube is in the overflow tube, secured, but not too far into it, as it can siphon and not fill the bowl fully. Set the water to about 5/8" below the top of the overflow tube.
 
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