Apex Vitality Booty Pop When my wife and I bought a new home around 10 years ago, we knew we were going to spend a few dollars on structural upgrades. One of them was an extra foot of ceiling height in the basement so that once my gym was set up, overhead pressing wouldn’t be a problem. That foot cost an extra 22 grand by the way! But luxuries like hardwood flooring, granite counter tops, crown molding, and the like, we decided to hold off until later.
One household item that I didn’t give much consideration to initially was the toilet. Builders will try to save money anywhere they can, and toilets are no exception. I mean if you passed a kidney stone you’d clog these things, so you can imagine what it was like on a high protein and fiber diet!
When the day came to renovate, I made sure that the toilets were on the list. All 4 bathrooms were outfitted with new, high-end TOTO toilets. Pardon the pun, but these things kick some serious ass! I mean, you could eat bowls of cereal, oatmeal, and cream of wheat, a loaf of bread, and inhale some fruit along with it – you know, the typical breakfast you had in the ’80s – and it would be no match for these beasts.
Once in a blue moon – Apex Vitality Booty Pop like maybe once a year – you would accomplish the ultimate goal of clogging a TOTO, and once you do, it’s a bitch to unclog! On a couple occasions, it’s taken me a few days of hardcore plunging before hearing that sacred “down the drain” sound. Forget battling ropes, you want conditioning? Unclog a TOTO!
Well, it just so happened that on one of these “clogged” occasions, we were expecting guests. My wife was busy cleaning the house, setting the table, getting the kids ready, and making dinner, and I had the hard task: unclog the TOTO! After getting an unbelievable arm pump, I decided to go to Home Depot and pick up one of those mega “Fred Flintstone” plungers. When I got back, I threw on a tank top, popped some caffeine and ephedrine, and went to work. After half an hour of what looked like a Crossfit session, still no success! I needed a different approach. I turned to my computer for help.
A simple internet search on “how to unclog a TOTO toilet” changed my life forever! In a forum post, a plumber mentioned that most people are doing it wrong when they try to unclog a toilet, any toilet. Using brute force with a “big-ass” plunger (again, pardon the pun) can make things worse! The trick is to use very short, quick strokes until you see the water vibrating, and then pull up on the plunger. Most of the time, the bowl will siphon out when you lift the plunger up and away.
I lifted that “sucker” up, and the toilet unclogged. Just like that! What normally would take hours, even days, was accomplished in seconds! If I would’ve used my brain instead of my brawn, I would’ve solved this problem much sooner with far less effort.