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Old 03-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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I have a slow drain on my sewer line going out to the road. I have ran a snake with a single blade about 80 feet out. The road is about that far out, give or take 10 feet for the slope and everything. With about 80ft of cable out I hit what seems like to be a wall. I just cannot get any further. The blade comes back clean, no roots or anything. I did check with the city already and they said everything is fine on thier end. I ran a camera down but there is standing water down that far and I cannot see through the poop soup.

Any suggestions on how I can see whats abstructing this? I don't really want to start digging before seeing for sure what the issue is.

Thanks for any input.

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #2
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Bump. No suggestions? I have been asking friends and they were thinking an in line water pump. I don't know about that it may be a poop-fest........

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what size cable did you use? can you post a picture of the cutter you used?
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I have a slow drain on my sewer line going out to the road. I have ran a snake with a single blade about 80 feet out. The road is about that far out, give or take 10 feet for the slope and everything. With about 80ft of cable out I hit what seems like to be a wall. I just cannot get any further. The blade comes back clean, no roots or anything. I did check with the city already and they said everything is fine on thier end. I ran a camera down but there is standing water down that far and I cannot see through the poop soup.

Any suggestions on how I can see whats abstructing this? I don't really want to start digging before seeing for sure what the issue is.
Is there a tree near the 80 foot point? Wonder if the "wall" you're hitting is a root?

If you want to see where your underground drain pipe is running (if it's made out of metal) without digging, you can use two brass brazing rods. I found my father's drain pipe about 100 feet from his house using this method.

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you'll have to get the drain open before you can look at it. i've never heard of any kind of pump to get the water out of the sewer line, plus the farther you go into a blockage the more solids are in it. try a drain king http://www.amazon.com/Water-Products..._syf_dtl_top_3 or pay a drain cleaning company to jet the line at 4000 psi to pop a hole thru the blockage if you really wanna see it. or just dig it up if nothing else, it might be worth it to pay a drain cleaner to give it a shot... we have a lot more experience at running cable than you do (guessing)
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