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Old 07-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #16
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Why won't a big plumber's snake work?


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Thank you to all of you who posted your comments and ideas. It was said that plumbing is very frustrating, and you were right, of course. Being first time home buyers, and all the excitment and stress that comes with the moving process, it was totally forgotten to look into our home warranty. I have read on other threads that home warranties are crappy. We discovered that the insurance company providing the policy is crappy, but the plumber that was sent to us was great. He came in did his thing and was out in less than 45 min. After working at it for longer than he expected, he informed us that is was a stubborn clog. He said that the previous owners had most likely gotten it mostly clogged shortly before they moved out. As the home sat empty for 2 years, the clog dried out and got rock hard. Just a little bit more from our waste and what not, blocked the line completely. He said it was about 80 feet down the line. The line is now clear and things are flushing and draining great now. Thanks again to all of you. FYI, it only cost us $60 co-pay.
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Thank you to all of you who posted your comments and ideas. It was said that plumbing is very frustrating, and you were right, of course. Being first time home buyers, and all the excitment and stress that comes with the moving process, it was totally forgotten to look into our home warranty. I have read on other threads that home warranties are crappy. We discovered that the insurance company providing the policy is crappy, but the plumber that was sent to us was great. He came in did his thing and was out in less than 45 min. After working at it for longer than he expected, he informed us that is was a stubborn clog. He said that the previous owners had most likely gotten it mostly clogged shortly before they moved out. As the home sat empty for 2 years, the clog dried out and got rock hard. Just a little bit more from our waste and what not, blocked the line completely. He said it was about 80 feet down the line. The line is now clear and things are flushing and draining great now. Thanks again to all of you. FYI, it only cost us $60 co-pay.
Glad that worked out for you!
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Since this is a new house to you, and the blockage seems a long way out, perhaps in the city stub- I'd call your new found plumber friend and find out if he would camera the line or knows someone who would.

This may prepare you for future issues...
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No matter how deep in your pipes the clog is, you can drop the head of your snake down the drain and let it find its way to the source of the trouble. A little maneuvering, and you'll be able to break down the clog from afar.A plumbing snake can often be bought for less than a plumber's service call would cost, and does the exact same job that the plumber would. You can get manual operated or electric plumbing snakes depending on your budget and preferences.
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call a professional plumber within an hour you'll know how bad your problem is just dont call roto rooter because if you dont have a serious problem you will after they leave.

Not to mention a bill that will reach heaven by the time they are done...

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