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Old 06-22-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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The Torture Continues....First Leak Then Clog! HELP!!


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I want to thank all of your for your advice in replacing a length of corroded pipe with PVC. Normally, one can take dirty and disgusting satisfaction in a job well done. And I think I did a pretty good job for my first time, BUT

Now the sink fills up and the water goes nowhere...not even a little. It should have told me something when I cut the old pipe and whole lot of water came out. Normally, I would think the clog had something to do with my repair, but please have a look at the picture below. Water is leaking from the area circled, which is well below and to the right of my repair. So I know water is getting that far. If you can't see it close enough, it is a copper pipe going into a larger iron pipe (waste pipe I think). Water is leaking RIGHT where the two meet.

So I think it's safe to assume that somewhere between the end of that copper pipe and the sewer system, something is blocking it...perhaps a curious mouse crawled into the pipe when it was broken. There is a big iron "U" to the right, that I don't know the purpose of.

I need to get the drain working again or my wife is gonna kill me. Can ANYONE tell me the quickest, cheapest, least disgusting way to solve this problem?


I am REALLY sick and tired of being dirty, wet and tired.

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Hello Friends,
I want to thank all of your for your advice in replacing a length of corroded pipe with PVC. ...And I think I did a pretty good job for my first time, BUT

I need to get the drain working again or my wife is gonna kill me.
Apply those same lessons to this situation.

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I need to get the drain working again or my wife is gonna kill me. Can ANYONE tell me the quickest, cheapest, least disgusting way to solve this problem?


I am REALLY sick and tired of being dirty, wet and tired.

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Disconnect pipe at the point of repair. Cable the drain line, resemble.
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Disconnect pipe at the point of repair. Cable the drain line, resemble.
Cabling is not working. The clog, whatever it is, seems as hard as a rock
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Cabling is not working. The clog, whatever it is, seems as hard as a rock
OK. How far did you cable? Do you know where the blockage is? How big is your snake? And explain if possible what those pipes serve in your picture.
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i would hate to have to replace that stack. Is that branch half in concrete?

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