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    I need some help - kids flushed super bouncy ball

    I have no fucking clue how to get it out.

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    Ruh - turn your Yahoo.
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    How far down is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Ruh - turn your Yahoo.
    Ducky...this is no time for self pleasuring! I need someone who knows how to lay some pipe and fix my plumbin'!
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    I would think if it didn't get lodged in the pipe it's gone. If it is lodged and your toilet is stopped up I'd use a plunger- anything else would push it further down the pipe.
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    Very funny. That's once. Now, if it's gone past the bend in the toilet, it's probably already under the house. You could dig up the yard to get it, but I don't recommend it. If it's actually stopping up your toilet, but NOT the shower or anything like that, then you may just need to turn the water to the toilet off, give it a good flush to drain it, and unscrew the toilet from the flange. Hopefully you'll be able to fish it out from that side, if it hasn't already gone into the sewer pipe. If it has, and it's not blocking up everything, I'd recommend buying your kid a new super bouncy ball. If it's blocking something up, you'll need a pipe snake.

    Oh, if you have to pull the toilet, you'll need a new wax ring to reseat it. It'll cost about $0.60 cents at the hardware store.




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    i'm good at laying pipe. but i don't mess with messed up or smelly plumbing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Very funny. That's once. Now, if it's gone past the bend in the toilet, it's probably already under the house. You could dig up the yard to get it, but I don't recommend it. If it's actually stopping up your toilet, but NOT the shower or anything like that, then you may just need to turn the water to the toilet off, give it a good flush to drain it, and unscrew the toilet from the flange. Hopefully you'll be able to fish it out from that side, if it hasn't already gone into the sewer pipe. If it has, and it's not blocking up everything, I'd recommend buying your kid a new super bouncy ball. If it's blocking something up, you'll need a pipe snake.

    Oh, if you have to pull the toilet, you'll need a new wax ring to reseat it. It'll cost about $0.60 cents at the hardware store.




    Now about fixing your 'plumbing', you may need to see a doctor about that.
    Luckily the plumbing pipes are in the house in our basement, so no need for digging. However, the toilet isn't the only thing not draining properly. The bathtub, kitchen sink, and dishwasher are all messed up to. Anything that goes down the drain is coming up the in the tub.

    I thought about doing what you suggested as far as pulling up the toilet. The only problem I really have with that is if I mess it up, I don't own the house and I don't want to t-off my landlord. As for the plumber or otherwise contacting my landlord and paying for someone to come out, I've only got about 30 bucks until Friday.

    Eitherway...these kids won't ever see another super bouncy ball. And the big kicker is that I didn't buy it nor did I want them to have it. Damned grandparents. I think they knew this would happen...I'm sure I did it as a kid. Payback...
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    OK, if it's blocking everything like that, it's probably blocking the main sewer drain. It's going to be nasty, I'm afraid. I'd suggest a solvent, but I don't know that even Lye would dissolve a super bouncy ball, and getting it to the blockage would be another problem entirely. If it's in the main pipe (which it does sound like it is) then you may have to disconnect the pipe in the basement and get it out. Like I said, very messy. How big is this thing? I'm assuming you've got either 4 or 6 inch PVC pipe.

    And it's backing up into the tub because that's the lowest point above the clog. Basically, you have backflow.
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    Crisco and someone with long, skinny arms?????
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    From what I can remember I think the ball was only like 2in in diameter. But I can't be sure.

    As far as the rest...you might as well be speaking greek, lady. I would say the pipe looks like 6in, but for a 2in ball to get stuck there would have to be alot of other shit (yes, fecal matter) in there I would imagine. I've been trying to slowly drain hot water down it hoping that would do something. Water drains...just very very VERY slowly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Crisco and someone with long, skinny arms?????
    Just call Paris Hilton. She'll fit right in. And that's not just physically.

    Ruh, you could see if someone has a pipe snake you can borrow, that might dislodge it enough stuff around it to break it free. You stuff one end of the snake down the toilet and fit the other end onto an electric drill. It basically spins the crap loose.
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    Ohh well screw it. No matter what its staying like this until at least tomorrow. I've gotta start getting ready for work here soon. Its two hours until go time and I have to make up for my no arrest night last night. Hopefully court cleared me out some room, last night we were packed so I was trying to fish for local drunks that I could release on summons and even give them a ride home lol.

    Thanks for all the help though...I'll probably come looking for you tomorrow though .
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    No prob, I'll keep checking. And if you're wondering, I had a similar problem a few years back with this house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Just call Paris Hilton. She'll fit right in. And that's not just physically.

    Ruh, you could see if someone has a pipe snake you can borrow, that might dislodge it enough stuff around it to break it free. You stuff one end of the snake down the toilet and fit the other end onto an electric drill. It basically spins the crap loose.
    Yea I thought about doing that again. A few weeks ago the kids flushed an entire roll of freshly laid out TP down the toilet. So I rented a snake and cleared it from the outside of the house. However, I figured it was a bit different this time since it is obviously stuck right near the toilet and with it being the material it is, I figured the snake wouldn't chew it up or be able to push it through. Would rather not have spent the money on something that wasn't going to work.
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    Have you've tried to plunge it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh View Post
    Yea I thought about doing that again. A few weeks ago the kids flushed an entire roll of freshly laid out TP down the toilet. So I rented a snake and cleared it from the outside of the house. However, I figured it was a bit different this time since it is obviously stuck right near the toilet and with it being the material it is, I figured the snake wouldn't chew it up or be able to push it through. Would rather not have spent the money on something that wasn't going to work.
    That's why you can use the snake down the toilet, too, at least the smaller ones you can. But if stuff is backing up all over, then it's down past the toilet and into the main line. Think of the sewer line like a lower case 't', you've got the lines coming in at the top, but if a block happens below the cross bar then everything from there up gets clogged, too. There's a possibility if you solidly block all the other drains, then plunge the toilet, it'll pop loose. The other drains HAVE to be blocked though, or you won't get the pressure where you need it, it'll just smush stuff to the other drains. They make industrial strength drain blaster type plungers (Drain Buster being one of them) that do a damn sight better than standard plungers. And from what it sounds like, you may do well to get one, either that or get a lock for the toilet seat.
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    I think they have an air-pressure plunger thingy that's supposed to work really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh View Post
    A few weeks ago the kids flushed an entire roll of freshly laid out TP down the toilet.
    Sounds like you need to have a chat with this child about the proper use and care of the commode.

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    And the super bouncy ball.

    It probably bounced all over the place, bathrooms have the perfect surfaces for those things.




 

 
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