In addition, using boiling water to clear a clogged toilet can melt the wax ring around the toilet, or even crack the porcelain bowl, leading to a pricey trip to your favorite hardware store. ImaWestie. These penalties are what could be imposed but it does not necessarily mean that these penalties would be imposed. “Police Warn of Pop Bottle Bombs Left in Yards in York Township.” When officers arrived on the scene, they found the remnants of chemical bombs in melted two-liter pop bottles. This heat also will make any goo or clog hot and who knows what will come out of that hot goo or clog. A woman residing in Wichita, Kansas, called police on 16 February 2013 after someone detonated bottle bombs nearby: A 24-year-old woman called police after hearing several explosions [outside]. 2) If the toilet doesn’t have much water, add 1 gallon of boiling water to really get things moving. If you pour boiling water into the cold toilet, you may find yourself with one or both of the following things happening: 9 February 2013. Kirk, Bill. Clear Your Sink Traps. “This is a serious crime and anybody near it could be injured,” he said. If just the thought makes you want to run out and buy Drano to unclog every drain in your house, here’s an idea. It’s easy to unclog your sink, bathtub, or shower with Drano®. Copyright © Simplemost, All Rights Reserved. Snopes and the Snopes.com logo are registered service marks of Snopes.com. She also reported seeing three teenage males wearing dark clothing fleeing from her house. Yes, boiling water can damage a toilet quite severely. Drano contains little pieces of pure magnesium. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. For the most part, those who concoct bottle bombs mix the ingredients, immediately set their work aside, and stand back to watch it explode within a minute or two. Wichita Eagle. This was a headache for me for about a week. If not, you can try each ingredient listed above (baking soda, salt, vinegar, boiling water) separately. Did Bowie Ask MTV Why It Didn’t Play More Black Artists? Both bombs this morning appeared to be slightly swollen, with a dark colored liquid, inside of it. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes after it stops bubbling, and then flush it away with hot water. “Bottle bombs” (also commonly known as “Drano bombs” or “works bombs”) are not a new phenomenon; they’ve been a favorite of youthful pranksters for decades, as their construction requires only a few ordinary, commonly available components: plastic soda bottles, aluminum foil, and Drano (or other brand of household drain or toilet cleaner): Good morning to you all. But trust this dynamic duo to do its thing! Keep it covered and let the mixture sit for 15 – 30 minutes. Find the best clog-busting product with Solution Finder, read helpful articles, and get tips. Pour the water directly down the shower drain a little at a time to give it a chance to work through the gunk. In closing, please educate your children on the dangers and consequences of making these devices. I know that calling 911 for a soda bottle may sound silly or like a misuse of your Police protection but trust me, it is not. AnnArbor.com. Plastic soda bottles left in unsuspecting residents' yards may be bottle bombs. Did Consumers Sue Over Alleged Hair Loss Ingredient in TRESemmé Shampoo? Store the mixture in a safe place for the next time your drain clogs. The first step is to ensure that all the water in the sink or tub has drained. No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc. You do not want one of these devices detonating in your hand or your children’s hands or in your pets face. After a few minutes, pour the boiling water down the drain until the drain clears. Actually, there is something even more disgusting, and it’s taking a shower in a tub with a slow drain, trying to feel clean while you have tepid, used water swirling around your ankles. This type of incident directly affects your safety as well as your children’s safety. )Start by pouring boiling water into the drain (eight cups boiled in a kettle will do), followed by a half cup of baking soda. My neighbor was visiting he older brother who lived in Utah. 1. If it causes no damage, its a 15 year Felony. A small piece of foil. They contain ingredients chemicals that quickly dissolve hair, soap scum and gunk. Pour a cup of baking soda down the clogged drain, followed by a half cup of vinegar. Is there anything nastier than a clogged sink? Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc. The above-quoted e-mail warning about neighborhood residents discovering undetonated bottle bombs in their yards was sent out by Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Mansell in April 2010 after he discovered two Drano bombs left in the yards of residents of York Township, Michigan. Some more cases of bottle bomb discoveries include one such item found on an Oregon elementary school playground on 18 February 2013: A chemical-based bottle bomb, mixed inside a Gatorade container, was discovered on the playground of Periwinkle Elementary School, and the Oregon State Police responded to destroy the device, according to Albany Police Department reports. 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