Question by  DulceDeLeche (219)

What can I pour into my toilet to unclog it?

It is completely clogged... isn't there some secret combination of ingredients that I could pour in to solve the problem?


Answer by  toothpick (57)

I am not sure about some homemade concoction, but there are plenty of options available off-the-shelf. They are usually very toxic acids that try to burn away the waste that is causing the clog. Its pretty nasty stuff, and you are probably better off using a plumbing snake.


Answer by  philosophy (243)

Removing a clog physically is always better than using a chemical solution. They now make new types of plungers that move much larger volumes of water than the old rubber kind. Make sure that your plunger is filled with water and push away - that usually works amazingly well.


Answer by  ffriendly (17)

There are a number of things that could have clogged the toilet. I don't think that any mixture will unclog the toilet at this point. First try a plunger to see if you can dislodge what ever may be stuck in the toilet. Try a drain snake. Next step is to remove the toilet a professional may be required.


Answer by  jp1999 (231)

Although a mixture of baking soda, vinegar and hot water can unclog a sink drain; it may not work for a toilet. A plugger is the most effective method.


Answer by  renast (34)

Two tablespoons of Baking Soda 1 cup of vinegar. Pour into toilet. It will bubble. Chase it with 4 cups of boiling water.


Answer by  Krabi (112)

I have used "Drano" before, but I have to say, it doesn't work that well... Their advertisements make it sound like you just pour it in the toilet, and the problem is solved... but in my experience, it doesn't quite work like that.

Reply by Sikkim (65):
My dad opened a clean-out valve, and all the backed-up liquid and Dran-O poured over him. They use some pretty harsh acids in that stuff, and he got some pretty bad skin burns. I can't imagine what that stuff does to the water treatment plants.  add a comment

Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

The best thing to do is just go buy some drano. Or you can buy something like drano. It's not a good idea to try to make your own.


Answer by  Anonymous

i am having the same problem.... help me!!!

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