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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 w... More »

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Some solutions to common toilet problems are replacing the flapper when the problem is phantom flushes and unclogging holes underneath the rim of the bowl if the problem is the bowl emptying slowly or weak flushing. Repl... More »

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To clear a stubborn clogged toilet, turn the water source to the toilet off and use a plunger to try to loosen the clog. If that does not work, snake the toilet with a plumbing snake. More »

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Fix a smelly drain in just a few minutes using baking soda, boiling water and white vinegar. The baking soda absorbs the unpleasant odors and the boiling water helps to dissolve any grease buildup in the drain that cause... More »

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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, vin... More »

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If a toilet is full and clogged, The Family Handyman recommends waiting about 10 minutes, if possible, to allow the water to drain naturally before using a plunger. After about half of the water drains away, it is possib... More »

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Toilet bowl stains can be removed by using any store bought toilet bowl cleaner or bleach, a pumice stone, some sandpaper and rubber gloves. To clean the stains, apply the toilet bowl cleaner or bleach and scrub with the... More »

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