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How do you fix a clogged toilet?

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Fix a clogged toilet by pouring a 16-ounce box of baking soda into the bowl and then slowly adding a gallon of distilled white vinegar. Let the mixture sit in the bowl for 10 minutes, and flush the toilet. Add very hot water to the bowl, and flush again.

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  1. Add baking soda to the bowl

    Pour the entire contents of one 16-ounce box of baking soda into the toilet bowl.

  2. Add vinegar to the bowl slowly

    Slowly pour a 1-gallon bottle of distilled white vinegar into the bowl. The vinegar reacts with the baking soda to create foam. Add the vinegar slowly to avoid overflowing the toilet bowl.

  3. Let the mixture sit

    Wait 10 minutes for the chemical reaction to remove the clog from the toilet.

  4. Flush the toilet

    Flush the toilet to remove the baking soda and vinegar from the bowl. The toilet drain works well enough at this point to clear the bowl.

  5. Rinse the drain with hot water

    Run a tap until the water is as hot as it gets. Then run 1 gallon of the very hot water into a bucket. Carefully pour the water into the toilet bowl all at once. The water runs down the pipes, removing any last remnants of the clog. Flush one last time.

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