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I accidently flushed a 3 oz Dixie plastic cup down the toilet-any way to dissolve it or get it out? We have plastic pipes and septic.
Thank you,

Hi Susan,
A 3 ounce cup can not be very large and the drain lines from a toilet are a minimum of 3 inches in diameter. It's not likely that it will get caught and will just flush on through the system. If it does get caught and you start getting backups at the toilet, you will have to have a line snaked to clear it.
Good Luck,

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Pretty much any residential plumbing questions. For "item specific" details such as a specific model of fixture, I will need to research and there may not be any useful information available. Note: I live and work in Southern California. We do not, as a rule, use hot water or steam heating systems, oil fired boilers or private water wells so my knowledge in those areas is pretty limited. There are others here on AllExerts that can probably answer those questions better.


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