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How do you unblock a toilet without a plunger?

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Unblock a toilet without a plunger by reducing the amount of water in the toilet, adding in baking soda and vinegar, covering the bowl with a rug, adding hot water, and then flushing the toilet. You need baking soda, vinegar, hot water, towels, rubber gloves, a rug, and a bucket.

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  1. Reduce the water in the bowl

    Reduce the amount of water in the toilet bowl using a cup or bucket. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from the dirty water.

  2. Add baking soda to the bowl

    Add 1/2 a box of baking soda to the water in the bowl.

  3. Add vinegar to the bowl

    Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the baking soda in the drain, and cover the drain opening with a rug to keep baking soda and vinegar from bubbling out of the bowl. Let the baking soda and vinegar bubble for 30 minutes to break up the clogged material. Cover the base of the toilet with towels, and have other towels handy to wipe away any bubbling liquid.

  4. Clear the clog

    Remove the rug, and carefully pour hot water into the drain to help further clear the clog. Flush the toilet, and repeat entire process if the clog remains.

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