Video Jug to the rescue again!
I particularly like this video because it’s narrated by a British person. For some reason, anything in a British accent sounds better and more clever than anything said in a North American dialect. I also like this how-to video because it stars a poor man’s Winona Ryder on a really, really bad day.
To unclog a blocked toilet, all that’s really needed are some rubber gloves, a bucket, a cup you will never, ever, ever use again, a toilet plunger, and if things get dire, a Cobra Products 6Ft Toilet Auger.
A couple corrections to the video, despite its entertainment value:
1) Don’t use a coat hanger. You’re likely to scratch the bowl, and using a proper tool won’t cost much. See point number 2 below.
2) Use a toilet auger and not a standard auger for drains. Standard augers can scratch the porcelain of your toilet bowl. A toilet auger has a shield around the portion of wire that contacts your bowl.
Oh, and don’t forget a firm control of your gag reflex! That’ll come in handy, too – especially if it’s not something as innocent as a child’s toy that’s impacting your ability to get a good flush happening.