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How to Unclog a Toilet

In this toilet repair how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to clear stubborn toilet clogs

 

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey explains how to unclog a toilet.

Steps:
1. Press the plunger down into the toilet until it's fully compressed.
2. Quickly pull up on the plunger handle to suck the blockage free; repeat, if necessary.
3. For stubborn clogs, insert the end of a closet auger into the toilet bowl.
4. Crank the handle on the closet auger to force the flexible cable through clog.
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