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Old 07-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #16
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DJ.... I know those warranties are often a piece of junk... but can't you hold them to it.... and then get to see how it was ultimately fixed.?

I hope you did not have to pay the first guy.

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Idk. This is our first home and first experience with having to fix things like this. It did cost 60 bucks, that we paid for absolutely accomplished.
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You or a plumber may be able to run a camera down the pipe to see what's clogging the pipe. They have camera's that will run all the way to the street.
It should be able to show you exactly what your dealing with.
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Idk. This is our first home and first experience with having to fix things like this. It did cost 60 bucks, that we paid for absolutely accomplished.
DJ.... Read your warranty contract... now that is no fun... but it's got to be esier than snakeing through a clogged main. Generally, the contract will provide the company make a covered repair, with a deductable ($60 apparently in your case) and should provide who the deductable is to be paid to. You still have a right to have it fixed.
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My husband pulled the toilet and got the auger to the clog. Tree roots. But all is clear.
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My husband pulled the toilet and got the auger to the clog. Tree roots. But all is clear.
That's good news.
If you can afford it- I'd go the next step and rent or hire a sewer camera and see what shape your line is in. You may have got just enough of the roots to open it. They will come back and as they continue to invade your line, they damage the pipe joints
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My husband pulled the toilet and got the auger to the clog. Tree roots. But all is clear.
What you need is a cutter, not an auger. You also need to flush Roebic Foaming Root Killer after getting the roots cut, then repeat that in every 18 months. If you have an outside stand pipe, it makes it easier to get the six inch cutter in there, to clean out all the roots.

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