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How To Unclog a Toilet

Watch more Bathroom Repair videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Don't call a plumber for a backed up toilet! Learn how to unclog a toilet with this step-by-step tutorial from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Put on rubber gloves If the waste water level is too high to plunge without making an even bigger mess, put on rubber gloves. Step 2: Reduce waste water level Dip the cup into the toilet repeatedly and pour its contents into the bucket, until you've reduced the waste water level enough to plunge without spillage. Step 3: Put plunger into toilet Put the plunger into the toilet with the force cup end down in the water. Step 4: Position force cup & push down Position the force cup over the drainage opening at the bottom of the toilet and push down on the plunger handle until a suction seal is formed. Step 5: Plunge rhythmically Plunge rhythmically for up to 2 minutes at a time (about 20 to 30 plunges). Step 6: Break the suction seal Break the suction seal. If your efforts have worked, the toilet will start to drain without flushing. If no drainage occurs, repeat the plunging process. Step 7: Pour bucket & flush toilet After you've cleared the clog, pour the contents of the bucket back into the toilet and flush. Did You Know? The English plumber Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. That honor goes to a number of English inventors and tinkerers who led the world out of the chamber pot and into the water closet.
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