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How to Unclog Your Toilet Without a Plunger or Crazy Chemicals

Bill has used this trick to unclog many toilets, and it always works like a charm.

If you are reading this, you're probably frustrated that your toilet decided to clog up on you today. Perhaps you don't have a plunger and you're in quite a jam.

Or, maybe you have a plunger and it's just not getting the job done. You've plunged, plunged, and plunged some more, but to no avail. Shouldn't unclogging your toilet be easier than this? Don't fret, I have the solution for you.

Supplies Needed

  • Large pot
  • Water
  • Liquid dish soap

How to Plunge a Toilet Without a Plunger

  1. Boil a large pot of water.
  2. Pour dish soap into clogged toilet.
  3. After water reaches boiling point, pour into toilet bowl.
  4. Flush toilet.
Don't want to use nasty chemicals to unclog your toilet, or don't have a plunger on hand? Read on for tips and tricks for unclogging your toilet.

Don't want to use nasty chemicals to unclog your toilet, or don't have a plunger on hand? Read on for tips and tricks for unclogging your toilet.

1. Boil a Big Pot of Water

First, go to the kitchen. Grab one of your biggest pots, fill it up with water, throw it on the stove, and get it boiling (you should put a lid on it, as the water will boil much faster that way). This is the first key to the trick.

2. Squirt Liquid Detergent in the Toilet Bowl

I'll assume you have a bottle of liquid dish soap. This is the second key to unclogging your toilet using regular household items.

Take the bottle back to the bathroom and squirt it liberally into the bowl. You don't need to empty half of the bottle, but get a decent amount of it all around the inside of the bowl. The dish soap should sink to the bottom of the toilet.

The idea behind this is that the detergent should grease the pipes, allowing the toilet paper to slide down and unclogging the toilet. Depending on the severity of the clog, you may need to let the dish soap soak for 20-30 minutes.

Tip: If you don't have access to dish soap, liquid hand soap or shampoo will also work for this unclogging method.

3. Slowly Pour Hot Water into Toilet

Now, back to the pot of water. Hopefully, it has begun to boil—if not, then just wait for it. Once it has reached the boiling point, take the water to your clogged toilet. You may want to transfer the hot water to a smaller container to minimize splashing.

Tip: Depending on the severity of the clog, you may have to let the dish soap soak for up to 20-30 minutes to help break up the clogged materials.

Now, very slowly and carefully, pour the water into the bowl. You'll want to do this as slowly and smoothly as possible, so as to avoid making a potentially very messy situation even messier.

4. Flush and Be Relieved

If things worked out the right way, the liquid dish soap acted as a lubricant so the stuff that clogged the pipes was able to slide on down.

The hot water helped to break up the toilet paper and flushed everything out, slipping down through the pipes with the aid of the dish soap.

Once the toilet water starts going down a bit, you'll know it worked. Flush when you think there is minimal risk of overflowing.

If It Didn't Work, Do It Again

If you still have a clogged toilet, don't give up. Depending on the extent of the "situation", you may have to repeat the steps above once or twice. You may also want to use something, like a coat hanger, to gently prod the clog and ease its passage down the pipes.

This tip can also be used to unclog a shower drain, if plunging didn't do the trick.

This tip can also be used to unclog a shower drain, if plunging didn't do the trick.

Use This Trick for Your Shower, Too (After Plunging)

While we're at it, if you have a backed-up bathtub or shower drain, you can do the same trick. Actually, you may want first try your plunger on your bathtub drain.

Of course, you will need to disinfect your plunger, then give it a series of strong plunges over the drain cover. You may have just had a hairball stuck in there that needs to be loosened up.

If that doesn't do the trick, try the magic liquid dish soap/boiling hot water trick. Now you should be ready to enjoy your bathroom to its fullest extent!

Other Methods of Unclogging a Toilet

While dish soap is a common household item, there are times you may want to investigate other methods of unclogging your toilet. Here are a few ideas:

Baking Soda & Vinegar

Combining these two ingredients generates a fizzing reaction that can help unclog a plugged toilet. Pour equal parts of baking soda and vinegar into the toilet, then follow it with boiling water after allowing the two ingredients to work together for several minutes.

Saran Wrap

Another unclogging technique involves covering the toilet's opening with two layers of plastic wrap and flushing. After you flush, slowly push down on the plastic wrap, which should have ballooned up due to pressure from the flush. The suction generated by the flush should help to ease the clog down the drain.

Toilet Brush

It might be gross but if you don't have a plunger, sometimes a toilet brush can do the trick! Use it to physically break up the source of the clog and then flush the debris down the toilet.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Comments

Laura on June 06, 2020:

Dawn dish soap, hot water did the trick!!! Thank God!!!!!

poopybutt on May 28, 2020:

This didn't work at all. My sister took a massive shit in the toilet and I tried this technique and it made it worse. I would give 0 out of 5 stars.

Momma on April 25, 2020:

THANK YOU!!! I had to try it two times, but it worked! Thankful I found this site!

bobette on December 01, 2019:

thank you so much for these tips they really saved me :)

pymcat on July 17, 2019:

and you can do your dishes at the same time

Lydia on May 31, 2019:

It really worked

Just some seconds and it was clear

Chris on May 12, 2019:

So glad I found this, soap and hot water worked like a dream.

tonig on May 04, 2019:

my son plugged up the toliet with a big poop. i plunged for over a hour. pour dawn down it. plunged more. more dawn. nothing. its only when i had the boiling water is when it worked. pour dawn down then added the boiling water then let it set for 2 mins. flushed and whoot unplugged!!!

debbie on March 24, 2019:

I was scared to boil water since Murphy is a family name, so I just used dish soap and hot water. As soon as I put the hot water in, whoosh right down. thanks

Monique Collins on March 23, 2019:

Worked like a charm thank god

Peter1234dd on March 15, 2019:

Stupid solution. Poored in the hot water and bang a big crack in the toilet!

S2 on January 03, 2019:

Still works

Emma Roe on September 21, 2018:

Thank you you helped not get in trouble with my mom

TED RIEWER it worked yea thx so much on September 10, 2018:

it worked great thx

Rachel on August 30, 2018:

Yes, this does work and saved me a trip to the store to get a plunger!

Corey on August 11, 2018:

Wow!! I totally was skeptical about this, but it worked!! It was a late night thing and totally didn’t want to have to go out and get a plunger. Thanks!

c. obrien on July 21, 2018:

the liquid soap and hot water worked beautifully. Thanks.

Annette on March 30, 2018:

Good Friday and our toilet blocked. No amount of plunging did the trick. I found this page and tried out the technique as described used Dawn and a kettle full of hot water. First attempt was not successful. Let the toilet sit awhile to let some of the water drain. Then I poured down three litres of boiled water (slightly cooled). Voila -the toilet drained itself! Miraculous!

Judy c on November 13, 2017:

It works! The waste was too hard that clog the toilette . I followed the instruction with hot boiling water and dish washer detergent. Three times and now it is back to normal. Thanks again !

Nikole on July 14, 2017:

It dident work for shit ! Literally ! Moments after I slowly poured the boiling water It began to rise and overflow out the toilet. Now not only do I have a clogged toilet, but now my floor is flooded wit someone else's disgusting dierya doodoo.

I gusse the results very depending on the level and strength of your shit or in my case , there shit.

DILLON on June 12, 2017:

Thanks anyway, it did helped

jo on June 08, 2017:

This did not work for me. I called the plumber who said thank you for trying since hot water could melt the wax seal and his company will get more money to fix the melted seal.

pymcat on January 28, 2017:

i was about to give up after almost full bottle of dawn and dreading calling landlord and informing her that my aged bowels had plugged up her toilet when HURRAH the poop waved goodbye

also i read that i have been using wrong plunger for toilet unclogging. who knew? the internet is wonderful

aniyah gadson on January 27, 2017:

it didnt work

It on January 15, 2017:

It worked. All evening is used warm water and vinegar and it wouldn'the work. Thanks so much. My toilet is nice and clean. Put extra hot water for good measure. Thanks. Happy Gramma.

pymcat on January 06, 2017:

i'm still waiting to see if it works. i poured so much water that cant see water level for the bubbles. have used 3 buckets of hot tap water.

someone needs to post some tips for non-concrete turds

Kristen Tam on January 01, 2017:

Both our toilet and bath were stuck, during Christmas holidays, and by using the approaches suggested on this site, we managed to fix both of them! Thanks a lot! The washing up liquid didn't work for the toilet, but from the comments we tried the clothes washing detergent worked... great!

Anthony on December 09, 2016:

Works like a gem. Just managed to clear my toilet bowl in one try. Tks for the great tip.

Encharma on September 13, 2016:

Well, I accidentally flushed what i thought was pot of boneless chicken meat down the toilet.. Nope, darn thing had some bones that got trapped in the toilet drain. I found this page, squirted in a bunch of Dawn,, waited 20 minutes and didn't even use an entire tea kettle of hot water . Buh Bye chicken bones !!!! !!!! Thank you very much for this terrific advice !

tasia on April 17, 2016:

what if the water is all the way at the top...how am i going to pour the water in the toilet?

DoveFreexrolo on February 27, 2016:

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patricia on October 01, 2015:

never add answers... this one WORKS.. did the soap and boiling water, and after 3 flushes, wa-la... back in business

Rose on July 16, 2015:

All praises due. I put in about 4 T of detergent, let that sit while I boiled the water, poured in the water and let it sit all night (cuz I couldn't deal if it wasn't gonna work). The next morning, the water was still in there so I plunged and it went down. Now I have fruit flies I have to attend to;-)

Jenifer on April 13, 2015:

Ok, I waited a little longer and it finally worked!! Thank you so much!!

Ang on April 07, 2015:

I can't believe this worked! Within 5 minutes, my toilet was unclogged!! Thank you so much for this great idea!!

Dianne on April 01, 2015:

Yea, this really works. Just used the dish soap, waiting for water to boil. Plunged a couple of times, and down it went. I guess I'll wait till the water cools, and water some plants.

MarkSpark on February 03, 2015:

Drain it. Obviously. Get a bucket.

melissa on February 02, 2015:

What if the toilet is full. How are you supposed to pour anything in it

Brooke on January 25, 2015:

This was a life saver. I had golf ball size impacted poop flushed down the toilet and nothing worked. I tried this x2, plunged some more and bam, toilet unclogged!

kw on January 16, 2015:

Thank you for this information!

Worked great for me. I let it sit for 10 minutes and then plunged a few times and it went down easily!

feelinglikeabosss on January 11, 2015:

It had been two days and came across this, totally worked on first try! Yessss!

frustrated on December 27, 2014:

was about to give up when i saw this post,thanks a lot

Karen Kolavalli from Lexington, Kentucky on December 21, 2014:

Thanks for the Sunday morning save! I remembered the hot water from when I had this problem a year ago at another house, but couldn't remember what else (I was thinking vinegar, baking soda....?!) The dish washing soap and hot water did the trick.

lil on December 03, 2014:

This totally worked although it took some time and I was getting worried that it wasn't going to work

Gobble Gobble on November 26, 2014:

Saved Thanksgiving!!!

Tami on November 24, 2014:

I was just about to call the plumber after plunging for 2 days didn't work and decided to try this home method. It totally worked!

I'm so happy!

wowwowow on October 31, 2014:

Let me guess, Markspark is a plumber. All you need to do is go outside and turn off your water at the main. Undue the bolts. One on each side of the toliet near the floor. Toliet should lift up and set it aside.Now you have access to the where the brush is. After your water is off make sure to flush to empty the tank. Less heavy. And before you start , buy a new toilet seal at home depot . They are only a few dollars and the instructions on the package are simple. Don't worry, you can do this!

MarkSpark on October 22, 2014:

Ya...call a plumber.

mae on October 21, 2014:

I need some help. Our toilet was clogged but its not just ordinary tissue paper or hair. It was because of laundry brush. Our house was I guess many years ago? So if we're going to remove the toilet its really hard. Are there some other solutions for it?? Thank you

thankfulRVnewbie on October 20, 2014:

Worked in minutes. I did only have a little dish soap so I used 1/3 cup laundry soap!!! The husband was so impressed that I did it by myself, as he was talking a nasty ordeal to unclogg!!! Thanks again

mj on August 23, 2014:

thank you thank you thank you

Chicago Handyman Service on August 19, 2014:

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Arod on August 16, 2014:

I don't know what's happening but I tried it and the clog did not go down there is very little water in the toilet please help me I'm desperate

gnomie33112 on August 08, 2014:

This worked great! My son vlogged the toilet and didnt tell me till after he triedvto use it again later. I plunged it for 30 minutes snd nothing would drain. Used the dish soap and really hot but not boiling water and it worked, I fidnt have to plung or anything just flush. It did sppear as if the thing was going to over flow but then everything cut loose and went down perfectly.

LGK on July 31, 2014:

OMG, not only did it work but I didn't have to use the boiling water. Just squirted a lot of Dawn in the toilet, waited, put on rubber gloves and tried to dislodge stuff, flushed and voila.....success. Awesome. Thank you.

dennis on July 20, 2014:

have tried soap and boiling water twice, no relief(pun intended) reading the posts helps TY am now going to try a third time after re-reading some posts

dennis on July 20, 2014:

toliet plugged after family member(anonymous to protect the unintentioned)plunge adinfinatum,nothing except a slow drain,tried snake,no improvement,next will try dawn and boiling water,it is sunday and no maintenance person on grounds(he hates me anyway,told me my toliet was his least favorite job)will let you know of any progress,thank you

annoyes on July 18, 2014:

doesn't work at all

ssaawgrass on July 04, 2014:

didn't work. really sad.

BeenThereDoneThat on June 06, 2014:

As others have noted, be careful about pouring boiling water into a ceramic bowl - whether sink or toilet. It can crack, and then your situation will be far worse! Provided you have enough room, start with hot water from the tap, and then add the stove-heated water to try to reduce the chance of a crack. Also, plunging a sink or shower drain? Usually, the breathing hole will be inside where the stuck material is, and i'll you'll do is move air up and down without affecting the drainage at all. You'll need to plug the hole in your sink or shower with a sponge, rag, or something where you can make a close to air-tight seal. Only then will plunging have any good effect!

MarineCorpsgirl on May 28, 2014:

After the toilet over flowed (my brother and I are the only ones home) and already having used a plunger, hanger I boiled the water and squirted half a bottle of dish soap~ then slowly poured the boiling water into the toilet waited about 5 minutes and plunged slowly a good couple if times it finally drained!!! Such a life saver!

problems solved! on May 23, 2014:

THANK YOU SO MUCH! thank god that i searched for this.tried to unclog since this morning.i tried with detergent and boiling water.at first didnt work out,,but it magically unclogged on my second try! yeeppy.. now i know what to do if it ever happen in the future.thank you,thank you,thank you!

Student on May 16, 2014:

Holy mother of God. I ran out of toilet paper and made the mistake of using three (half!) sheets of paper towels. I was seriously about the pee in the backyard to avoid dealing with the toilet. Half a mini bottle of dish detergent and one bucket of hot tap water later, it's gone. I didn't even have to wait - I just poured the hot water in and it flushed itself. Is it to soon to say I love you?

mother of 4 on May 01, 2014:

This is awesome and fabulous. My 7 year old dropped q-tips in my toilet and she decided to flush it. I plunged for hours. I finally gave up and found this page. It really works. OMG. I couldn't believe it. Try it for yourself. It saved me a few bucks. THANKS!!! :-)

Mom w/an 11yr old on March 31, 2014:

After hours of hot water no plunger, I final got my cousin to give me a ride to the store, where I purchased some over priced Liquid Plumber and an over priced plunger only to find out that you can not use LP in the toilet (although in BIG BRIGHT LETTERS it says safe for all pipes) A light finally came on in my over exhausted brain and I googled Home Remedies for a clogged toilet and VOILA my commode is back in business and my bladder is now FREE!!!!!! Liquid Dish Soap, Hot Water and a Plunger saved my life.

Question on March 14, 2014:

Will this work with a clogged kitchen sink?

Success! on February 17, 2014:

It worked with dawn and warm water just fine without any of the risk of boiling water.

With boiling water you can shatter the toilet itself, may melt the wax ring and will be left with a hot poop stew. Not good. Warm water works

Santini on January 24, 2014:

The boiling water idea should not be done in the winter unless you want a busted comode and a real mess!

happy parent of 3 on January 23, 2014:

im so glad i looked this up on the internet thank you if this didnt worki i thought id have to get a plumber .it worked great thank you so much especially since it saved me money once again thank you

Happy Mom on November 19, 2013:

OMG.... I thought great it worked for everyone else. I had shyt on top of shyt on top of shyt tho... literally... My eight year old son takes massive poos and conveniently didn't let anyone know. My daughter (5) then went shortly after him. After making sure she was done and flushed for her, cuz she never does (smh) I noticed it... So I plunged with no luck. So I thought I would let it soften up over night and give it another shot in the morning.... LOL wrong choice. My three year old then sneaked in and let yet another one loose in there.... !!! Great so then I plunged didn't work.. waited til morning plunged some more, only to make it worse, it stopped draining completely. So yes I had to drain it by hand (eww) and did the soap and hot water... plunged... nothing..... about to go to sleep and try again tomorrow when I got the urge to give it another shot... drained it... again... poured more hot water in... plunged... nothing.. prayed... plunged... huh.. a slow drain..... More hot water.. flushed...it went down!... Thank God!!

Henry History on November 08, 2013:

My round plunger doesn't work in a rectangular toilet hole.

My coat hanger gets hung up in the curvature of the toilet drain pipe. And off to the internet. The soapy water procedure was chosen. I poured a few more than several drops of dishwasher soap into the bowl and let it sit for 5. Then I slowly poured a large pitcher full of hot water from the tap and as I was pouring the water flushed down. Hurray for the internet. Was I lucky or not, anyway, saved the cost of a plumbers appointment.

Margie on November 07, 2013:

Thank you

ellie on May 31, 2013:

It works!!! I had to do it twice, and was just heading out to buy a plunger when I heard a deep gurgling noise from the toilet. Went to look, and all fixed!

Heman on May 22, 2013:

I went in to fill the bowl, and ran out to get something to unclog it. I found a busted coat hanger that didn't work. There was no plunger anywhere. So rather than having the neighbor see me come back with a 7 dollar plunger, I checked google. I have to hold the flush to get it to flush, so it was at the bottom of the rim when I poured in a manly amount of dish soap. Then a pot of boiling water. I went about my tasks and came back without any results. Just as I reached for the coat hanger that was still sticking out....it flushed! BS and all. Saves the wife from the danger. Last time the whole toilet flipped over and emptied into the heater vent and soaked the neighbors below. The pots not even bolted to the floor.

Dee on April 02, 2013:

Just tried it and it worked like a charm. WOW!

very sad on February 24, 2013:

i been at this for several hours now and nothing but a toilet full of bubbles and to make matters worse it has now all backed up into my bathtub. Any more bright ideas??????????

Hey on February 02, 2013:

OMG! I am 8 months pregnant and my fiance left for work and also left me a clogged toilet! He has monster turds. I tried EVERYTHING! and my toilet ended up overflowing so bad water leaked through the wall into my bedroom closet. Mind you, Im crazy pregnant, home alone and I have to PEE!!! So I get on here and find this. IT WORKS! Like many others I had to use 2 pots of water, but it works. Thank you so much! I can now pee in peace. lol.

djes on January 24, 2013:

it worked!

I was frustrated with my constantly half clogged toilet, and decided to try this method.

I tried 4 times before finally it worked, flushed down all those clogged things.

Thank you for sharing!!

Wayne on January 19, 2013:

this method worked wonderfully for our half clogged toilet! I am new house owner and being able to fix things without spending a dime feels great! thanks!

MarkSpark on January 13, 2013:

This method never let me down once...but we got tired of the constant clogging of paper and human rockets. We broke down and bought two new toilets. Won't need this method for awhile.

Betsy on January 12, 2013:

Thank you so much for passing this along. I was beyond frustrated with my toilet. I flushed some *ahem* feminine products down the toilet, and then it clogged. It's been going on for two days, and I've been getting more and more frustrated. All I have is a crappy plunger and some Dawn soap. My elbow is also broken, so plunging literally hurts. Anyways, I poured about half a cup of blue Dawn soap into my toilet, boiled about two cups of water and poured it really slowly into the toilet. I let it sit for about a minute, and noticed nothing. Frustrated, I flushed it. Nothing, same clog. ARGH! Then I pulled out the nasty old 70's plunger, plunged really hard, and BOOM, problem solved. Happy toilet, happy me!

YAY! on December 22, 2012:

OMG, this tip is amazing! My boyfriend and I tried it 3 times. We flushed a few times in between the attempts but it didn't seem to work. After the 3rd attempt, we flushed for 1 last time and that made the toilet overflow a little...but that's only because there was still water in the toilet when we flushed it :( BUT seconds after that everything went down super fast and the toilet is now A-okay! THANK YOU!!!

Happy Pooper on December 19, 2012:

OMG!! I'm the happiest person ever... I clogged toilet & my fiance would not stop making jokes about it... SO EMBARRASSED lol

I had to get it fixed. But no plunger. No drano. Oy vey... and my fiance has a baby bladder so the pressure was on.

Tried this AND IT FREAKING WORKS!

I let the icky toilet water drain down as low as possible. Then, I added several squeezes of dish soap - a healthy amount. I let that sit for a while (5mins) while the water boiled.

I lifted up the toilet seat (both the lid & the seat) to keep things as clean as possible.

Poured hot water & 5 seconds later VOILA, it flushed down (on it's own)... HALLELUJAH!! Thank you Jesus!

Don't be worried if the hot water fills up the toilet boil, just pour it into the center of the boil until the boil fills up (not overflowing though;)).

It only took me 1 try, but you may have to let the water settle back down pretty low, then repeat!

Brenda on December 17, 2012:

Praise God and thank you, Mr. Carson.. it worked for me too! Truly a miracle!

Jamie on December 08, 2012:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Tried first time, didn't work. Second time, the water was still soapy, so I just added more boiling water and hoped, and it worked! Hooray!

Carrie on December 08, 2012:

WOW! Thanks!

Aimee on December 02, 2012:

Worked for me!

Jenne Raley on November 28, 2012:

This really does work! I was a little skeptical at first but was desperate to try anything! I poured whatever dawn I had left which came out to be probably around 1/4 c. Then poured a huge pot of boiling water in. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then flushed it. It'll look like it's going to overflow but then instantly will disappear like a regular flush. I'm so happy I was brave enough to try this out! I can fix things without my husband :D

Andy on November 22, 2012:

wow this works!

Hutch on November 11, 2012:

Great, all that did was make a hot, smelly, ungodly mess

Hutch on November 11, 2012:

I hope this works and doesn't backfire because what i have in my toilet right now is unholy

Laela on November 10, 2012:

It's working for everyone else, for which I am glad, but unfortunately, my toilet remains clogged. :( I've tried everything! :(

Amazing!! on October 31, 2012:

This absolutely worked! I put in about half of cup of dish soap, waited for the water to boil, and added 2 standard kettles worth of hot water. I waited 15 minutes and flushed. It worked the first time!!

Fingers crossed on October 29, 2012:

Thanks so much for writing this article. The blockage was in the Ubend and the toilet was on the way to filling to the top, the blockage was only causing a 'half full' during flushing so in a day or so i'd be in overflow crisis mode.

It seems to have worked, but now i'm concerned about the apartments below me, there are three apartments below mine and after the first soap water, there came the big 'boom' sound and a clearing, which caused immense relief and then my immediate thought straight after was, have a caused someone elses toilet to explode beneath me? Because the boom sound came from at least one floor down.... I'm hoping someone doesnt come home to a flooded bathroom today :-/

So i 'think' its worked, for me at least lol. Thanks again

Relieved on October 10, 2012:

I'm so relieved that I want to tell you all my life story.

Unfortunately I have a really shitty toilet (hehe) and it clogs up all the time. I have a terrible memory and keep forgetting to buy a plunger, and it's 1am here at the moment anyway, so nothing is open.

The first time I tried this a couple of months ago it didn't do anything. I don't think I used enough dishwashing soap. I had to get out a wirehanger and pull our pooey toilet paper into a garbage bag. Probably the most disgusting thing I have ever done in my life. The kind of thing you'll never physically tell anyone about.

But this time, I just tried again with A LOT of dishwashing soap. Waited 5 minutes. Then I added 1 litre of cool water and more soap. Waited 20 minutes. Then I remember it should have been hot water and emptied two 1.5 litre bottles of hot water from the bath tap into the toilet. I guess pouring all that water in created enough force to get things moving (plus the soap and heat) because when I flushed 5 minutes later IT DISAPPEARED omg what I relief. I was forced to spend a large amount of time showering and hanging out in the bathroom so my boyfriend would give up going to the toilet for the night and go straight to bed (which he did). I am so relieved, now I can stop wasting time worrying about it and finish cramming for my exams haha. I feel like another shower after all that ;_; Plus the house reeks, oh well.

TL;DR It worked amazingly, with lots of soap, then 15-20 minute wait, and about 3 litres of hot tap water.

Kathy on October 06, 2012:

Extreme soap solution did NOT work. In fact, there was NO drainage as all!!! Before the soap I did have drainage. Thanks a lot : /

TheGirlWithTheNowFreeToilet on October 05, 2012:

SUCCESS!! I put a quarter bottle of liquid soap in and added a pot of water. I waited for about 10 minutes and nothing happened. I put more soap and then added another pot of boiling water. I waited 5 minutes, then tried to flush, which only resulted in me panicking as the water was coming dangerously close to over flowing.

I left the room for literally 1 minute to grab my phone and call the plumber, and when I came back the toilet was completely clear!

Pure magic!

#ThatGuy on September 25, 2012:

Well I tryed it 5 times it didnt work, I just replaced the toilet with one of them new toilets that cant be cloged.

mostar on September 19, 2012:

you are an angel

Awesome on September 14, 2012:

worked great!