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    • oitnb16
    • By oitnb16 4th Jan 18, 7:38 PM
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    Bit grim - apologies in advance!
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    • 4th Jan 18, 7:38 PM
    Bit grim - apologies in advance! 4th Jan 18 at 7:38 PM
    Relatives stayed xmas eve and seem to have left us an extra 'present' in the spare upstairs throne room. Nothing stuck visible in bowl though and I've flushed/bleached/bog brushed at least 15 times so believe their 'present' must be present in the u-bend/pipes but out of sight. The water colour changes if it is left unflushed for more than 5 hours ish and the smell...it's repugnant.

    Any suggestions to clear it before I call a drainage/plumber?
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    • force ten
    • By force ten 5th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
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    They must have known!
    Originally posted by Debbie Savard
    knowing about it is one thing just be careful what you try to do about it

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    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 5th Jan 18, 4:33 PM
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    The internal diameter of a Soil Pipe is 110mm.

    You must have had some large visitors ?

    (Best of luck)
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    • Ainsley1
    • By Ainsley1 5th Jan 18, 8:37 PM
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    ....caustic soda, I too suggest!
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 5th Jan 18, 9:08 PM
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    What did you feed them?
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 5th Jan 18, 9:28 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    There might be a toothbrush (or something else ...) jammed round the bend which needs physically dislodging.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 5th Jan 18, 9:45 PM
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    Vote here for fairy liquid, let sit for a bit and then hot water.

    Alternatively, try pouring a bottle of coke down there and leaving it for a few hours, it seems to be good for all manner of other things and the acid may well break down the poop.
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    • poppellerant
    • By poppellerant 6th Jan 18, 1:03 AM
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    Another vote for a very large bucket of hot water poured quickly, but carefully, into the bowl. Failing that, put a bag over the end of a map and mash away.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 6th Jan 18, 7:48 AM
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    Another vote for a very large bucket of hot water poured quickly, but carefully, into the bowl. Failing that, put a bag over the end of a map and mash away.
    Originally posted by poppellerant
    Does the map have to be of anywhere in particular? Crapstone or Looe, for example.

    Iíve always had success with the two gallon bucket of water method but had to unlblock a loo a couple of weeks ago and it failed miserablely. I just ended up with a toilet full to the brim with awfulness.

    One of these sorted it though.

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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 6th Jan 18, 7:49 AM
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    Gloomendoom
    Another vote for a very large bucket of hot water poured quickly, but carefully, into the bowl. Failing that, put a bag over the end of a map and mash away.
    Originally posted by poppellerant
    Does the map have to be of anywhere in particular? Crapstone or Looe, for example.

    Iíve always had success with the two gallon bucket of water method but had to unlblock a loo a couple of weeks ago and it failed miserablely. I just ended up with a toilet full to the brim with awfulness.

    One of these sorted it though. Very impressive.

    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • Jenniefour
    • By Jenniefour 6th Jan 18, 11:35 AM
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    Had similar problem with a visitor - who was very apologetic! My plumber told me to use a mop with some plastic bags well tied over the head and use as a plunger. It worked great.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 6th Jan 18, 2:42 PM
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    Ganga
    Just bite the bullet and put your hand in the u-bend,as well as a lump of poo there will probably be a toothbrush or cotton bud helping to block the toilet,what is in there cannot kill you,clean it out,wash your hands,job done.I used to work for a national pump hire company and our pumps were used in many sewerage works so have had to work in plenty of sh-t and am still alive.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • Ben84
    • By Ben84 6th Jan 18, 8:49 PM
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    Hot water can crack toilet bowls. Caustic soda also produces a fair bit of heat when mixed with water, so directly adding it to the bowl is also risky. Dissolving it in a bucket of water, letting it cool and then adding it would be ok however. I suspect a good soak with caustic soda would clear it, that stuff is powerful. Take the safety instructions carefully though, it's one of the more hazardous chemicals you're likely to use around the house!
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