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Old 09-07-2012, 08:47 AM   #16
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Any trees in the yard, where the line runs out to the Septic or Sewer? You may need to have them run a camera through the line to see what is going on, or find someone else to do the work of clearing the line.

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Any trees in the yard, where the line runs out to the Septic or Sewer? You may need to have them run a camera through the line to see what is going on, or find someone else to do the work of clearing the line.
There is one true in the front yard... which is on that side of the house in the front out to the street.
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Probably roots then. You will need to have a cutter ran out to the street, not a snake.
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Touching base on a old thread (mine) but still having this issue. It started last week when the weather was hot and I was running the AC. The condensate drain overflowed and I used a plunger and it went down a little bit. The next day it overflowed again and I used a siphon to get the standing water out to put a snake down there, but I could not get the snake ANYWHERE farther than what I could see down into the drain.

There seems to be a lot of gunk down there and I am not sure what to do. I was thinking of using a shop vac to blow stuff through but not sure if that will fix my problem.

Any ideas?
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If the current issue is isolated to a floor drain only- I'd suggest the smallest cable you can (1/4") and work the trap.
Given the trap design- it's very difficult to cable through- but doable with a small machine.
I have also seen many traps opened with only a plunger....
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If the current issue is isolated to a floor drain only- I'd suggest the smallest cable you can (1/4") and work the trap.
Given the trap design- it's very difficult to cable through- but doable with a small machine.
I have also seen many traps opened with only a plunger....
I used a 1/4" auger... still could not get it anywhere past what I could see... straight down until I hit the bottom with no where to go
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Hit the thing with a toilet plunger already!
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Hit the thing with a toilet plunger already!
Already did, it helped but still overflowed

Called a plumber to come out tomorrow to do it right
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So I have ran some more dishes, showered, ran the sink and running the outside hose to water the lawn... looks like I am good. Weird but I will keep an eye on it. Cool thing the plumber gave me a 6 month "warranty" on his work and labor

Thank you guys VERY much!
Was it roto rooter ???
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Was it roto rooter ???
No, local company here. A different company is coming today at 1pm
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Plumber just left... he had his industrial snake and pushed it 32 feet out of the house and cleared everything. He put some bleach down there and then put tons of water (hot) down it and the drain just ate it up perfectly.

I am ok spending the $245 for it because I know it was done properly.

He said it was most likely the previous owners not putting any bleach or algae eater down there and it got clogged with all the condensation over the years.

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