My downstairs toilet is the last fixture hooked up to the house drain line before it makes its way to the public sewer system. This line between the toilet and the public sewer gets clogged periodically.
Unclogging this usually means calling a plumber who will remove the toilet and put a large head snake in and snake it from the point where the toilet connects to the street. Being Bergen County, NJ, that runs $300+ depending on the time of day.
What's the best equivalent solution that I can do as a homeowner? I'd rather not remove the toilet. Can I get a 3" snake and run it out to the street? Would that damage the toilet?
What's the best method to clear the drain in this situation? If it's a snake, then what kind of snake? It is about a 30-40 foot run to get from the toilet out to the street.