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    Tica Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 16, 2013, 04:25 PM
    You were right. A simple plunging did the job. I've been gone three weeks on vacation and am in the habit of occasionally flushing this not-often used toilet just to make sure it is in working order. I come back and the sucker didn't flush. I have no idea what could have been keeping it from flushing, but that simple plunging did the job. By the way, why is it that people never seem to sterilize their plunger after using it. On vacation, I discovered a very nasty reeking, and it was a soiled plunger someone thought ought to be close at hand. Sheesh, a little Cascade or other good quality dishwasher soap and a small bucket for soaking does a nice job on them. Or is something else better for sanitizing them?
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    massplumber2008 Posts: 12,781, Reputation: 1210
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    Feb 16, 2013, 04:37 PM
    After you unclog the toilet and flush the toilet a couple times you can pour say 2 cups of bleach into the toilet bowl and then rinse your plunger in that... sanitizes/disinfects the bowl and the plunger at the same time! :)

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    Tica Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 16, 2013, 04:41 PM
    Say, Ill go do that! Thanks!
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    Dec 11, 2013, 06:54 PM
    Thanks Tom.
    That did the trick for me. Toilet is now running like new. The little hole at the bottom was completely clogged with minerals and the holes around the rim were half the size the should be, some completely clogged.Never would have thought of it myself.
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    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
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    Dec 12, 2013, 06:04 PM
    Hi Loeac10.
    Always nice to hear back when a solution works. Thanks so much for your input, Good luck, Tom

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