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Old 11-17-2010, 04:27 PM   #16
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Can I accomplish that with a drain auger? I have a 25ft. one, more than long enough to reach from the toilet drain to the sewer clean-out outside.

Also, as I mentioned, when I look into the clean-out and have someone flush, it shows what appears to be a good strong(normal as far as I can tell) flow.
Twenty-five feet of auger cable is nothing.

Are you on a city sewer or septic system or what?

How far is it from the clean-out to the street or septic tank or what. What is your situation?

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How far is it from the clean-out to the street or septic tank or what. What is your situation?
City. The sewer cleanout is just outside the wall from the bathrooms. From there it does a 90 degree turn and goes 60 feet to the street.

I ran lots of water/flushes through it today and I feel like it's clear. I even took a video of a water flush (nobody inside to flush it) and it came through good and strong. And it sure looked like at least 1.28 gallons.
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From there it does a 90 degree turn and goes 60 feet to the street.
Well then - you would need about seventy feet of cable to assure yourself that any slow-running was someone else's problem.

I don't see where you have a problem with the exception of maybe you are being too anal.

OK, OK, OK, that was a toilet joke! God'll get me for that.
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Bud,

Humor greatly appreciated. I think you are right - too anal.

I recently rented a machine and snaked the line to the street just to make sure it was clear. There is no problem there that I could find.

And with all the water I ran through it today, I'm pretty sure there is no clog inside the house.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Your local water supply company probably loves you by now.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:07 PM   #21
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Scott,

I applaud you for doing a through job. We DIY'ers have to take more time doing first time jobs, to try to make sure they are done right.

I think you'll be able to sleep better at nights now.
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Scott,

I applaud you for doing a through job. We DIY'ers have to take more time doing first time jobs, to try to make sure they are done right.

I think you'll be able to sleep better at nights now.
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Hey HRG,

You are right. I've always been good at doing my own DIY stuff. Tile, electrical, plumbing, etc. (my family are contractors although I'm not involved). We bought this bank owned 1956 fixer in Jan. '09 and it looks nothing like it did inside when we bought it. I had contractors do some of the bigger stuff, but I have done almost all other myself.

It's just those things you don't see that I sometimes worry about, like what's happening in the toilet lines. I still worry about the one wall of sheetrock we didn't take out in the kitchen to replace the electrical because the timing was getting too tight with the cabinet installer. We removed all exterior wall sheetrock to add insulation and replace electrical except that one 15 foot length. I still wish we had.

Thanks for the comment!
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We removed all exterior wall sheetrock to add insulation and replace electrical except that one 15 foot length.
And now goblins and demons reside inside that wall - RIGHT?

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