Nothing wrong with a toilet auger if you need one or prefer one once in awhile.
I've used my General I-95 at different times in similar situations. 5/8" cable, 1.5" or 2" PVC, 1.5" or 2" Fernco, 1.5" or 2" St. 45. I make a guide tube & just stick the Fernco on the end without bands. Works pretty good, no scratching.
Might be a way for you to get double duty out of your sectional if you don't want to buy a toilet auger.
your k-50 with a piece of hose or pvc flex will protect the china of the toilet. use a auger or small 4 blade cutter to help stir things up. just go easy so you don't break the china:eek:
the k-50 with the instant clutch will be much easier than an auger and the cable is less prone to kink.
I had a H.O that had a lot of soap figurines above the toilet. one fell in and clogged the toilet. I ended up using my shop vac with a piece of plastic tubing through the trap to suck it out. maybe you can try that:shrug: it worked for me
about 10 years ago i changed 6 toilets for the production offices of south park
they actually had "mr hanky the christmas poo" sitting on a tank lid. when i lifted the lid to remove the toilet, mr hanky fell in:eek:
i never watched the show, but my friends kids filled me in on mr hanky;)
had to reach in and grab that little $hit:eek:
Hopefully, the soap will have softened overnight in the trap be easy to break up and force through.
I've used this system to clear blockages 15-20' downstream. Just be careful or you can break the WC trap.
Stxrus,which route did you choose?
Or have you did any more?:confused:
got a cheapie (only type on island :rolleyes:) closet auger with a bulb head. i guess if it lasts 3 more uses i'll have got my $ worth.
flushed and plunged about a dozen times to clear up the water and soften the soap some more.
finally got it cleared. i gotta tell yo that was NO 1/2 bar of soap in there. how it made its way to the bottom of the trap is amazing. felt it when i hit it. spin, pull, push and repeat. water went partially down and stopped again. #^%$&# i said to myself and retrieved the auger. a ball of soap the size of a golf ball was on the head. reentered the bowl, refilled the bowl, and went after it again. the water went completely down. retrieved and the entire bulb was covered in a ball of soap.
filled the bowl again, plunged and all the water went away :D. the toilet flushed like it was brand new. 4 more flushes with paper :D and all is good.
stuck the camera into the through house CO, had her flush as i watched. everyone was happy.
thanks for the responses from everyone. i'm a bit leery of using the K-50 for fear of breaking the toilet. too much brute force.
Not to be a butt(plumbers crack), I know you are on the islands but how do you have a camera and not a closet auger?? I know you guys were mostly talking rooters for longer lengths for the plaster to the floor toilet, but sheesh gotta try the 6' extended hand auger first, it already has the sleeved plastic tube on the end....