Category Archives: Toilet

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In the first part of this blog series, we talked about some of the myths about plumbing and in this one will delve into the thick of it. For most laypeople, plumbing is a foreign and alien concept that we know little to nothing about. Most of us either call a plumber or our parents when there is a plumbing issue in our home; I just recently moved out of my parents’ home. I still call my mom whenever there is an issue in my condo or something that I can’t do or find as if she will miraculously come to my place at the click of a button. So, we need to learn a lot more about plumbing, not necessarily how to fix it per se but to be aware when and when not to call a plumber for help. We live in the age of the internet, and…

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When Indian Toilets Were Replaced With Western Toilets

The reason why every early morning we indulge in that activity is that it is a time when we can truly let go of all our inhibitions and problems. It gives our consciousness some free time, which explains why we are often lost in deep thoughts. If you haven’t guessed it by now, I’m talking about pooping – a daily experience, often carried out in the complete comfort and solitude of our toilets. However, it is sad to say that our ancestors were not lucky enough to spend those private moments in the same comfort. The archaeological remnants of the Indus Valley civilization bear evidence of the use of toilets as more a kind of public get-together. A short walk to Lothal, there’s a sort of new attraction for tourists – ancient houses with a private squat type toilet. The History Thousands and thousands of years ago, primitive people used…

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Plumbing tips

For most of us, plumbing is a foreign concept that we know little to nothing about. Most of us either call a plumber or our parents when there is a plumbing issue in our home, I just recently moved out of my parents’ home, and I still call my mom whenever there is an issue in my condo or something that I can’t do or find, as if she will miraculous come to my place in the click of a button. So, we need to learn a lot more about plumbing, not necessarily how to fix it per se but to be aware when and when not to call a plumber for help. We live in the age of the internet, and there are a lot of myths circulating around, and we need to debunk them because not everything we see online is real. #Myth 1- Mixing hot water with…

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It’s About to Go Down: Different Ways to Unclog a Toilet (Part 2)

It’s About to Go Down: Different Ways to Unclog a Toilet (Part 2) I’ve got a confession to make: A few weeks ago, I was on the verge of going nuts. Why? Because I got enough of dealing with downright messy clogged toilets. Believe it or not, there’s nothing worse than trying to unclog a toilet (especially one with poop – eww!). Thankfully, I came across a few easy and simple solutions that saved me the trip to a mental asylum. Want to know more? #3. A Drain Cleaner   Start by heating half a gallon of water. If the toilet clogs quickly as a consequence of flushing too much “trash”, a mixture of hot water, baking soda, and vinegar can do the job just as effectively as a commercial drain cleaner. (Oh and it works in half cases) Boil around half a gallon of water, then set it aside…

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Don't panic

Why Your Toilet Won’t Flush and How to Fix It? Are you stuck in a plumbing dilemma where your toilet refuses to flush? Don’t be afraid. We’ll go through the most frequent reasons why your toilet isn’t flushing and how to fix them. Your Toilet Is Clogged A clogged toilet is an obvious reason why your toilet won’t flush. Never flush anything down the toilet except for toilet paper. Wipes and other things can accumulate in your sewage system and clog your toilet. How To Fix: You may use a toilet plunger or toilet auger to dislodge whatever it is that is clogging the flushing mechanism and allows it to travel down the pipe. If your toilet gets clogged frequently, you might want to try using thinner toilet paper, especially if you or other members of your family use a lot of toilet paper. Your Toilet’s Chain Might Not Be…

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