How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

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Dealing with a clogged toilet is a gross job, but we all have to do it eventually. This isn't guaranteed to work every time, but I think you'll agree, it's worth a try.

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Add a liberal amount of dish soap to the toilet. Since the dish soap is heavier than the water, it will sink straight to the bottom.

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Wait for about 20 to 30 minutes. The dish soap will seep into the clog, lubricate the toilet's trapway, and loosen up the clog.

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Pour a bucket or pitcher of hot water directly into the bowl. The soap will slowly work it's way through the trapway, then free your clog.

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Flush your toilet to refill your bowl.

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