About twice a month our toilet clogs due to er, uh, "overloading" , then it's out to the garage to get the "plumber's friend".
The plunger works ok but, depending on the load, can take a fair amount of work to force everything past the trap. I have a plunger with the collar that goes down into the opening a few inches. I'm looking for something more effective.
I've looked around in HD, Lowe's, etc and the only ones I've seen are the one mentioned above, the old fashioned kind with a flat bottom and the one with the accordion bellows.
Are the ones with the bellows any good? They're made of plastic, and I think that in time they'll split at the folds.
There's a new one out that's about 18 long, has the collar, a tee handle and a CO2 cartridge. When you push down on the handle it shoots a blast of CO2 that's supposed to force the clog past the trap. They sell for approx. $30.00. Are they any good? Even if they aren't, they're probably worth the money just for the sound effects and the bubbles and/or the fountain effect.
Anyone have a better solution besides replacing the Mansfield toilet I have with a Toto (are they made in Kansas?)?