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Old 02-06-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hi - We've lived in our house for 4 years and the house was built in 1978. Is there any value in getting our sewer rodded?

We don't have any symptions that would cause us concern, but just trying to be proactive and do some maintenance if this is wise.

Angie's list has a special, so it's minimal cost. Thanks

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Old 02-06-2014, 10:32 AM   #2
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Leave it alone, may do more damage then good.
Angies is one of the last places I'd be looking for advice on anything after hearing all the horror story's we've seen on this and other DIY sites.
Box store apron wearing associates would be another.

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Another vote for not doing it.

If you don't have any issues, you can potentially do harm. Jet rodding is high pressure and hard stuff.
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Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback. I'll hold off.
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Built in '78 it's likely PVC so there shouldn't be any major problems. I'd recommend running a camera down the line to check it out. You're one of few that even think about it. Out of sight, out of mind to most. Not that there's any convenient time for a sewer back-up, but it seems like a majority of them happen during "less" convenient times, like during Thanksgiving dinner. So being proactive is good.
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Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback. I'll hold off.
If you got money to burn I'll send you my address...
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Built in '78 it's likely PVC so there shouldn't be any major problems. I'd recommend running a camera down the line to check it out. You're one of few that even think about it. Out of sight, out of mind to most. Not that there's any convenient time for a sewer back-up, but it seems like a majority of them happen during "less" convenient times, like during Thanksgiving dinner. So being proactive is good.
Made me laugh! My folks house, built in 1886, shares a large clay tile lateral with 2 other homes... I remember it clogging up on 3 consecutive turkey days (house full of people of course). My mom invited the plumber to eat with us the first time, and he continued to the next two years. He showed up the fourth year at the door, looking sheepish, and asked if we were having any issues (he lived about 3 blocks away as it turned out) but all was well. We invited him in for dinner, of course. He retired shortly after that or I'd be using him for my new house. Can't make this stuff up!

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