How to Make a Plunger Out of a Plastic Bottle:

A clogged toilet is filthy, isn’t it? Man, I believe a bathroom is the essential part of a house, and if it gets clogged, it’s like a pain in the neck.

When you want to unclog your bathroom, a plunger is always the first choice. But what do you do if you don’t have one?

Well, a plastic bottle can help and you can make a plunger out of it. 

So, how to make a plunger out of a plastic bottle? To make a plunger out of a plastic bottle, grab a plastic bottle and cut the bottom part. Then seal the narrow part. Now push the open part of the bottle to your toilet drain a few times. 

Well, I’ve shown you the glimpse. There’re a lot more things to do. So let’s jump into the main topic. 

Warning

Before we jump into the main section, I want to share a few things with you.

It’s a messy and quite filthy procedure. But trust me, it’s worth trying. When you see the result, you’ll be amazed. 

2 Easy Methods to Make a Plunger out of a Plastic Bottle

Generally, your toilet clogs up when it fills with tissue papers, hairs, skin cells, and so on. To get rid of this problem, you need a plunger. However, when you don’t have one, a plastic bottle can do the job.

Let me show you how. Here I’m going to show you 2 methods with the step-by-step process.

How to Make a Plunger Out of a Plastic Bottle: Method 1

How to Make a Plunger Out of a Plastic Bottle

As I said earlier, I’ve come up with 2 methods. Both of them are easy and effective. Let’s start with method 1.

Required Equipment

  1. Plastic bottle
  2. Scissors or knife
  3. Plastic wrap (optional)
  4. Rubber band (optional)

For Cleaning Process:

  1. Container
  2. Rubber gloves
  3. Old clothes
  4. Newspaper

Step 1: Grab a Plastic Bottle

The plastic bottle is playing the leading role here. All you need is a plastic bottle to make the plunger. 

Preferably a 1 or 2 liters bottle is efficient to perform the task. Moreover, you can pick a different size that goes with your toilet drain. 

Step 2: Cut the Bottom Part

Now get a knife or scissors. Cut the bottom part of the bottle with scissors or a knife. 

Step 3: Seal off the Narrow Part

We’re almost there. 

Now your job is to seal off or cover the narrow part of the bottle. You can use the cap that comes up with the bottle.

There’s an alternative to seal the bottle, use plastic wrap and a rubber band to seal off the part.

So, now your plunger made out of the plastic bottle is ready to use. 

Step 4: Clean

First of all, put your gloves and old clothes on. Then spread the newspaper on the floor to prevent the floor from becoming filthy. 

Now remove as much water as you can with the container from the toilet. After that, push the open part of the bottle into the toilet drain and create pressure. Thrust the bottle up and down a few times.  

How to Make a Plunger Out of a Plastic Bottle: Method 2

This process is easier and slightly different from method 1. Here’s what you need:

Required Equipment

  1. A large plastic bottle
  2. Warm water
  3. Plastic wrap  (optional)
  4. Rubber band (optional)

For cleaning:

  1. Container
  2. Rubber gloves
  3. Old clothes
  4. Newspaper
Step No.Instructions
Step 1Grab a plastic bottle (preferably 1 or 2 liters)
Step 2Fill the bottle with warm water (not boiling water)
Step 3Seal off the narrow part or open part of the bottle with your thumb. If your thumb isn’t big enough to cover, use plastic wrap and a rubber band to seal it off.
Step 4Wear old clothes and gloves
Step 5Spread newspaper on the floor
Step 6Use a container to remove as much water as you can  
Step 7Now get back to the bottle filled with warm water
Step 8Place the bottle into the toilet drain
Step 9Remove your thumb and squeeze the bottle
Step 10Apply force to shoot the warm water into the drain
Step 11Try this several times to get the best result

FAQ

How to unclog a toilet without a plunger?

When you don’t have a plunger, you can use the following to unclog a toilet:

  • Wire hanger
  • Baking soda and vinegar
  • Warm water and dish soap
  • Epsom salt

Can I use a water bottle to make a plunger?

Yes, you can use a water or soda bottle made out of plastic to make a plunger. It’ll help to create pressure.

Will a toilet eventually unclog itself?

A toilet will eventually unclog itself if regular things like tissue papers or feces are responsible for the clog.

The Final Thoughts

It’s frustrating when you discover a clog in your bathroom, isn’t it? And if you don’t have a plunger, the situation will be more miserable.

I’ve tried to show you how to make a plunger out of a plastic bottle in this article. This plunger will work to dislodge the clog. Moreover, it’s easy and almost free of cost.

Hopefully, this post will help you out. Let me know whether you tried it or not.  

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