can you unstop a commode with muratic acid?

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  • Art
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Not advised at all. That's hydrochloric acid and it can even corrode stainless steel can really mess up your plumbing.

  • 2 years ago

    It would depend on why the system is clogged, but usually acid will react with metal piping (in addition to reacting with the clog, if it does) so it is avoided.

  • 2 years ago

    Normally you would use a caustic drain cleaner.

  • 2 years ago

    Try wet-vac. A vacuum cleaner people use to clean garage or larger spills like oil. It pulled my disposable shaver out. Under no surcumstances use the acid.Its extremely dangerous for you and the pipes, and not to mention the environment.That stuff dissolves bricks! Good luck!

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Muriatic acid is very dangerous--make sure you are working in a WELL VENTED area and have safety equipment as the fumes CAN KILL YOU.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    depends on what is plugging it.. a plunger is a preferred approach

  • 2 years ago

    Likely, it is stopped up further down. If you put acid in the toilet it could burp when flushed or worse overflow everywhere. Do not use acid unless you know what you are doing. Safety First. Go to outside cleanout, remove the cap and look for any flow. If it is dry you need a plumber.

  • 2 years ago

    In short, no.

    As already noted, mechanical means are very often effective

    As far as chemical means go, it depends on what's in there, but alkalais are more likely to be effective than acids

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