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15-05-2010, 20:41   #16
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Thats true Joey, but its not near as bad as Caustic Soda.

Vinegar is a cheap, mild acid and safe to use. Most homes have it to hand, so no need to rush out to local Hardware store. A lot of blockages occur at night when shops are closed.

Caustic Soda can be dangerous to use and store etc. Its a very strong acid & will certainly break down silicone in joints.

I rather my kids found an old bottle of Vinegar in the shed, rather than an old bottle of Caustic Soda!
Right.... Caustic soda does not attack PVC or LDPE which is the common ingredients in waste fittings. Sim it does not attack joints. However I dont imagine many will attempt put caustic soda in a sink as it would destroy the waste(metal) where as we do not associate vinager with that.

When silicone is manufactured they add vinager to stop it going off. The small of sanitary seal is actually a vinager smell and a fungacide smell reacting. When you introduce air they both go off. Sanitary seal will not go off if its wet thats why Tec7 is now used so much. If you use vinager in say a shower tray/under a bath where you cannot get to the joints you will cause serious damage.

If you look up the PH of vinager you will actually realise that its not mildly acidic.

Just for fyi I was not always involved in plumbing. I imported silicones for years(Dow Corning Geocel brand)

I dont care what anyone uses but believe me as we know caustic soda to be lethal we will be careful how we use it. We assume vinager to be mild. Just pour malt vinager onto a wooden toilet seat and you will see the damage...

But again really i always tell everyone my advice is friendly and not ment to offend.
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15-05-2010, 21:27   #17
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So you can't use Mr Muscle in toilets, caustic soda is lethal and vinegar is bad too? Fcuk! It seems the only safe option is a plunger? I do hope I've not fcuked up my loo pouring a small bottle of vinegar down it this morning
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I would usually throw a mop bucket full of water down it to get the blockage to move along.
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I did a number two last night...
Pissing myself here...my family think I'm cracking up. Now to finish reading your thread

My advice: change that diet

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No that's a number one isn't it?
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Are you quoting that in answer to my post? I don't see how a bucket of water would have helped because flushing was having no effect.
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Are you quoting that in answer to my post? I don't see how a bucket of water would have helped because flushing was having no effect.
Uum no..
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I knew that was coming VanZan. I get those moments alot when you flush and look back only to go "sh*t....sh*t...OH SH*T!"

I often find the build up of water eventually shoves that blockage away. If a flush isn't filling the toilet to the brim (I think they usually do), fill it up yourself with buckets or something. That's a fair bit of weight behind your no. 2 then.
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Caustic soda is the best solution for toilets. Will eat through nappies and sh1t. JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
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I knew that was coming....
Exactly what I thought afterwards.
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The principle of the mop and the bucket of water is actually the same as the plunger. The mop gathers a large volume of water and sends it towards the blockage.... The only difference is the slash back is worse with the mop and personally even though it might be my own I dont value being covered in p1ss and sh1t.

Janitors use to use this technique in schools...
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The only difference is the slash back is worse with the mop and personally even though it might be my own I dont value being covered in p1ss and sh1t.

Janitors use to use this technique in schools...
Ah now Joey, it depends on how good you are with mop....
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the best bet is to go out to the main drain lift the lid get a set of rods and give the pipes a good flushing with the rods reason why number twos are getting stuck is theres a build up in the sewer not enough pressure to take it away so will just keep happening, so when you see a floater again get the rods out..
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the best bet is to go out to the main drain lift the lid get a set of rods and give the pipes a good flushing with the rods reason why number twos are getting stuck is theres a build up in the sewer not enough pressure to take it away so will just keep happening, so when you see a floater again get the rods out..
and no im not a plumber im a painter lol
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the best bet is to go out to the main drain lift the lid get a set of rods and give the pipes a good flushing with the rods reason why number twos are getting stuck is theres a build up in the sewer not enough pressure to take it away so will just keep happening, so when you see a floater again get the rods out..
Well thats fine if its blocked in the Ajay or manhole, but if its blocked in the ubend in toilet then rods are a no go unless you take pan out....There should be cleaning eyes on a stack as well...

If your floaters are getting stuck then you have a bad fall on your sewer...

I'm no plumber either, a painter as well.....
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