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Old 02-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #31
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #33
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"Undercover Boss" had Roto Rooter on one episode. The CEO- posing as a "tech"- used a ram on a bath tub. Watching the water, draino, and who knows what else, come out through the overflow and on his face was pretty funny
Jagans made a valid point about safety (before his post was removed) - that is why I mentioned to "block overflows and adjacent drains securely or you will end up with a geyser from them when the ram is fired (and a very messy cleanup)". That undercover boss obviously did not read the instructions (which tell you to do exactly that).

Safety glasses are required in the user instructions, as is the removal of any standing water. If Drano has been put in a blocked line, special care needs to be taken no matter what solution is attempted.

Just trying to be helpful based on my own experiences - I'm sure nobody wants anyone to get hurt trying anything recommended on this site (which is why that warning is there in each thread).
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Where've you been man
When I see a thread with this many posts, I assume it's because there are plenty of people helping. If I had known it was this much fun, I would have been here on page 1.




TO ADD to what you said about getting paid for not fixing anything :

Just yesterday I went to check out a water leak for a guy. Looked like he had PVC lines, so I spent an hour digging in the places where I usually see breaks (transition joints) 2/3 of his line or better was under asphalt, and we don't have equipment or do that kind of excavation, so I gave him the number of a local guy who does. He was more than happy (although disappointed that I couldn't fix it) to pay me for the hour of work and investigation that I DID do, and when the line gets dug up to be replaced or repaired, he's going to be calling me.

I don't understand these people who think that if you can't fix something that it shouldn't have to be paid for. I didn't put your stupid drain line in there, nor did I put anything down it. I busted my butt in your putrid bucket of scuzz, more than likely sweating my rear end off, and you think that you shouldn't have to pay me for it? Here's what I'd write on my bill : "Recommend complete drain re-pipe"

I don't see that anyone else has suggested this (if they did, my apologies for not catching it), but i've had a couple of scenarios before where a cable wouldn't actually work, and this did the trick :

http://www.walmart.com/ip/G-T-Water-Products-501-Drain-King-Unclog-Hose-Attachment/21800241?ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=21800241&sourceid= 1500000000000003260430&adid=22222222227000000000&w l0={matchtype}&wl1={network}&wl2={ifmobile:m}&wl3= 21486607510&wl4={aceid}&wl5=pla&veh=sem

You'll have to be careful of course that you have someone help you keep an eye on the other fixtures so that something doesn't inadvertently back up and flood the place. Best to put one of those garden hose 1/4 turn valves on your hose so that you can control it nearby rather than having to run in and out of the house to turn the handle. The other problem is that if your sink is vented, you will have to get it actually DOWN the drain, otherwise it will just back up out of the vent onto the roof, OR like I said out of another fixture in the house that is upstream from the clog.

Now : Enough with the witty retorts, why don't you get in gear and fix your problem so we can get on with helping the next guy?

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They cut the good parts of this thread it was just getting good. Alan you missed it
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They cut the good parts of this thread it was just getting good. Alan you missed it
Yeah we needed another sane opinion. Javiles you crack me up.
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I would like to formally request a private message, next time something with this much entertainment value is occurring.

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