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 How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: Caseymnpc (PA)

My son threw a 2-inch round plastic slip nut ring into the toilet and i believe it is stuck in the toilet drain. How on earth can I get it out? Will liquid fire melt it? Removed toilet and tried snaking a wire through it but was unsuccessful. The drain it goes into is plastic 4-inch then goes to 2-inch.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Casey M

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

Your toilet drain goes from 4" down to 2" ? A closet auger will either push the plastic object on thru the trap or will entangle it and pull it back the way it went in.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: HelpMePlumb (FL)

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: hj (AZ)

quote; The drain it goes into is plastic 4-inch then goes to 2-inch.

That is impossible, but if the ring is stuck anywhere, it is in the toilet. WE cannot tell you how to remove it, because usually it is a hit or miss task and the plumber might have to try several things before he is successful.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

Are you really sure that you have to do anything? Are you sure that something is stuck at this point? Is the toilet passing solids as it did before the incident?

What is Liquid Fire ?


Best Wishes

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: mpscheiner (CA)

Remove the toilet. Take it outside to a hose. Turn the toilet upside down and put a hose in the bottom of the toilet. Turn the hose on full blast. If the ring doesn't come out easy, fool around withe the position of the hose and adjust the way the water flows through the toilet... This has worked well for me a few times...

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: Paul48 (CT)

Before you go crazy.....what make and model of toilet is it? One of my grandkids threw a plastic action figure in the toilet and flushed it when they lived in a condo. It was a 100 dollar toilet, and not worth the 3 hours I spent trying to extricate the mini superhero.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: hj (AZ)

quote; It was a 100 dollar toilet, and not worth the 3 hours I spent trying to extricate the mini superhero.

Unless you were paying yourself, it did not cost you anything other than 3 hours of TV viewing. BUT, a plumber would not have taken 3 hours to get it out.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: Paul48 (CT)

No....In the case of a plumber trying to extricate it, it would not be worth his minimum charge.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

Remove water from trap.wet vac trap dry.heat closet auger and melt foreign object.retrieve if possible.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: mark (LA)

your method helped me remove the top plate of a set of dentures at a nursing home in the Alzheimers unit. The nurse told me it had dissapeared five weeks earlier.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: hj (AZ)

quote; ....if both are good then get a new flush valve

Unless it is red hot, it will not melt into the plastic, and if it IS red hot, you have destroyed the end of the closet auger.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

Hj tempering is as done.reheat and cool to restore.The auger coil.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: Fixitangel (NC)

I used the same method to remove a bottle of pills stuck in a toilet trap. The ironic thing: the pills causing the blockage were "all Nautral Laxitives" :)

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: hj (AZ)

I had a "stubborn" toilet once. I fed a rope through the toilet then tied a 1/2" 45 elbow in the middle. I "hammered" the elbow through the toilet by pulling back and forth on the ends of the rope. Finally, I removed a metal can of camphor, shaped like a snuff can. The metal can was completely rusted and was full of holes so it had been in the toilet for months and maybe years.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: bernabeu (SC)

similar ..... after 3 (moonlighting) trips as an apprentice i finally pulled the w/c

a grid from the grounds basket of a coffee percolator was stuck and 'flip-flopping' (guest bath, seldom used for #2)

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Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638 ~ Measure Twice & Cut Once

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: hj (AZ)

If you had worked for me and I found out about it, you would only have made ONE moonlighting trip. The others would have been as an unlicensed contractor because you would have lost your apprentice license.

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: bernabeu (SC)

:)

moonlighting in the sense of of helping an older lady trapped in a huge rent controlled apartment for the price of a cup of tea

no offence taken

:)

ps. in my old neck of the woods moonlighters were shot on sight

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: hj (AZ)

As long as you were not trying to be my "competitor".

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: bernabeu (SC)

she could not have afforded to hire you .... unless you charged her the same fee i did ~ cup of tea each visit ~ when i discovered she was actually eating canned cat food i almost broke down

magically, i had to fix her fridge by filling it up so it 'would hold the cold better'

another cup of tea

funny thing is: i despise tea

:)

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 Re: How to remove plastic object stuck in toilet drain
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

HJ.Guess you are glade he wasn't. By any light you wont stop kindness from occurring.

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