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Old 06-10-14, 01:36 PM   #1
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The greatest plumbing invention ever?

Add this to your Fooster Christmas list.

Toilet Unclogger Could Be the Greatest Plumbing Invention Since the Plunger - ABC News
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Old 06-10-14, 01:42 PM   #2
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That's awesome if it works. The product already on the market that uses a similar concept is pretty disappointing I understand.
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Old 06-10-14, 01:46 PM   #3
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Seems like a good idea unless someone flushes a smashed aluminum can or bathing suit. Or my favorite, a sanitary napkin applicator so the toilet seems to flush OK until you put paper in it.

Sometimes being skilled at using chopsticks is useful for things besides eating rice off of a plate.
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Old 06-10-14, 02:29 PM   #4
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The greatest plumbing invention I've found is the Zip-It drain cleaner.


My wife has long hair, and our bathtub drain would clog up about every 6 months requiring me to either disassemble it to clean it out, or dump chemicals down the thing which would render the bathroom unusable until the fumes subsided. I saw this tool at Menards for $1.99 and decided it was worth a try. Snaked it down the drain and pulled out the biggest, nastiest hair clog I've ever seen. I can now unclog the shower drain in about 15 seconds. Pure awesomeness.
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Old 06-10-14, 02:32 PM   #5
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You guys must eat a lot of beef and cheese if you are clogging the toilet so often.
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Old 06-10-14, 02:38 PM   #6
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get a better toilet I think this is the best for the price out there Shop AquaSource White 1.28-GPF (4.85-LPF) 12-in Rough-In WaterSense Elongated 2-Piece Comfort Height Toilet at Lowes.com__
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You guys must eat a lot of beef and cheese if you are clogging the toilet so often.
Or work in public bathrooms.
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Old 06-10-14, 03:09 PM   #8
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How many ping pong balls can it handle?
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Old 06-10-14, 03:17 PM   #9
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a lot I bet it has a 3 inch flush valve
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Old 06-10-14, 04:14 PM   #10
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Just use a fire extinguisher....plenty of pressure to clear out those pipes.
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Old 06-10-14, 05:25 PM   #11
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Seems like an awful lot of trouble, waste and expense. I could have unclogged 20 toilets with a plunger in the time that took to setup. And it looks very unreliable too.
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I have a black plunger on a stick, sort of an accordion thing. I think it works better than the rubber cups. The problem is that the average toilet has this tiny little tube that drains the bowl into the main sewer line. You could stop that thing up easily. But then the main sewer line out of my house is 4" diameter and we have stopped that up too.
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Seems like an awful lot of trouble, waste and expense. I could have unclogged 20 toilets with a plunger in the time that took to setup. And it looks very unreliable too.
Yep. If it doesn't work and you then have to remove it... YUK.

Just buy good toilets with glazed traps.
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Old 06-10-14, 09:02 PM   #15
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this plastic film should be used on the mouths of certain radio talk show hosts.
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Yep. If it doesn't work and you then have to remove it... YUK.

Just buy good toilets with glazed traps.
the toilet I linked to above has them I have 3 of em they are great
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How about when it's REALLY stopped up and when you push down all that nasty water just goes back up into the tank?
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Old 06-11-14, 08:32 AM   #18
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I had a toilet that clogged all the time. Went to Home Depot and talked to my master plumber buddy Gary. He sold me a Kohler Wellworth toilet. It is dang near clog proof, but my oldest son has one friend who could clog an open manhole. Seriously.

Anyway, other than the new toilet, I love my $50 Rigid brand 6' toilet auger. Thing makes unclogging a toilet almost fun. ALMOST.
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neat idea, until the adhesive breaks free and you have a hand full of doodee....
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There's a fine art to these toilet plunger operations that don't necessarily respond well to brute force so much as finesse.
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Or my favorite, a sanitary napkin applicator so the toilet seems to flush OK until you put paper in it.
I'm telling you, the plastic escutcheon offa' the cheap shower-curtain rod. How that happened I don't....

The crushed alu can is funny too.
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How many ping pong balls can it handle?
My homebowl can chomp a bunch of hot dogs. I'm not ****ting ya.

It's on Youtube.

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Old 06-11-14, 09:45 PM   #23
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neat idea, until the adhesive breaks free and you have a hand full of doodee....
or if you don't take your ring off and puncture the plastic.
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or if you don't take your ring off and puncture the plastic.
I'd think the plastic would have to be pretty thick to hold in all the water.
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Yeah ... get a better toilet. The ones here in Australia rarely clog.
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