Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25

Thread: Don't use your blow bag and sewer camera at the same time!

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    9,555
    Thanks
    6,581
    Thanked 2,444 Times in 1,680 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    One of our guys was descaling cast iron with the root rat and the chains....

    Guess what the camera he hit looked like...

    Now that sounds like somebody just not thinking straight....maybe???
    You can't scare me...I'm a plumber!!!!
    You Can Fire Me...But You Can't Tell Me What To Do.
    I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass....and I'm all out of bubblegum...

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,556
    Thanks
    1,890
    Thanked 2,084 Times in 1,321 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    Got a call this morning to assist a plumber in North Conway New Hampshire
    He used his Ridgid see snake mini and a blow bag at the same time "snapped" his push rod at 48 feet. not in half just snapped the fiber glass inner push rod now he has no lights and no picture He called me to finish the camera inspection now he's stuck with a hefty re-term bill or push rod. I guess never use a blow bag and sewer camera at the same time!


    How did a blow bag snap his push rod so far out ???

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to AssTyme For This Useful Post:

    dcman (06-15-2011)

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,217
    Thanks
    8,531
    Thanked 5,063 Times in 3,034 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    How did a blow bag snap his push rod so far out ???
    Blow bag was only in a few feet he had the camera head out in the street waiting for the water to drop soft blockage
    MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
    "We Keep New Hampshire Flowing"
    http://unclognh.com
    603-752-2145 Berlin NH, Area 603-356-6555 North Conway NH, area

    Wisdom is knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it, and Virtue is doing it

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to UnclogNH For This Useful Post:

    AssTyme (06-15-2011), dcman (06-15-2011)

  6. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    2,939
    Thanks
    1,645
    Thanked 1,525 Times in 957 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    Blow bag was only in a few feet he had the camera head out in the street waiting for the water to drop soft blockage
    That still don't explain how the bag snapped his pushrod.
    He who dies with the most toys Is still dead.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Nayman For This Useful Post:

    AssTyme (06-15-2011), dcman (06-15-2011)

  8. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,217
    Thanks
    8,531
    Thanked 5,063 Times in 3,034 Posts

    Default

    Blow bag snapped it while it was inflated under water pressure
    MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
    "We Keep New Hampshire Flowing"
    http://unclognh.com
    603-752-2145 Berlin NH, Area 603-356-6555 North Conway NH, area

    Wisdom is knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it, and Virtue is doing it

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to UnclogNH For This Useful Post:

    dcman (06-15-2011)

  10. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Paso Robles, Ca.
    Posts
    2,686
    Thanks
    1,642
    Thanked 2,152 Times in 1,159 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DRAINSMITH View Post
    Had a plumber cut threw one with his sawzall with no problem. He found the problem just forgot to pull the camar back befor he made his cut. he said "I knew what I did when I lost the picture."
    I had a buddy do that too. He ran the camera to locate the sewer so he could cut in a cleanout. He cut the PVC and saw the head go sliding down a 45 degree slope to the flat about 8 feet below a parking lot. I went over there and ran my camera to find it and then did something I've been proud of ever since. I got my big roll of bailing wire and a 20' stick of pex. I made a snare, like what the animal control uses. I fished about 42 feet of bailing wire into the pex so a loop was sticking out the end. Then I went fishing. I used the my camera to locate the head, lasso it and pull it back. No biggie.






    Paul



    http://rocksteadyplumbing.com/
    Rocksteady Plumbing
    805-237-7625


    "I wash my cables with sooper special zircon soap and lube them with zebra fat after every job." -Ace Sewer

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to rocksteady For This Useful Post:

    AssTyme (06-15-2011), dcman (06-15-2011), Nayman (06-15-2011)

  12. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    6,872
    Thanks
    4,728
    Thanked 4,019 Times in 2,351 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    Now that sounds like somebody just not thinking straight....maybe???
    Sounds like someone destined for getting canned....
    "99% of Being Smart...
    Is Knowing What You're Dumb At"


    411 Plumb | Click Here For A Free Internet Plumbing Directory Listing | Plumb 411

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Redwood For This Useful Post:

    dcman (06-15-2011)

  14. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    SOUTH WEST IOWA
    Posts
    1,657
    Thanks
    658
    Thanked 1,347 Times in 626 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rocksteady View Post
    I had a buddy do that too. He ran the camera to locate the sewer so he could cut in a cleanout. He cut the PVC and saw the head go sliding down a 45 degree slope to the flat about 8 feet below a parking lot. I went over there and ran my camera to find it and then did something I've been proud of ever since. I got my big roll of bailing wire and a 20' stick of pex. I made a snare, like what the animal control uses. I fished about 42 feet of bailing wire into the pex so a loop was sticking out the end. Then I went fishing. I used the my camera to locate the head, lasso it and pull it back. No biggie.






    Paul
    now that is a pro drain cleaner. There are times you have to think out side the box. Good job cowboy. Drain cleaning is like fishing, most of the time you don't know what you are going to catch.
    www.drainsmith.com
    712 256-2566
    vote or don't whine and buy more ammo

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DRAINSMITH For This Useful Post:

    dcman (06-15-2011), Nayman (06-15-2011)

  16. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    2,939
    Thanks
    1,645
    Thanked 1,525 Times in 957 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by drainsmith View Post
    now that is a pro drain cleaner. There are times you have to think out side the box. Good job cowboy. Drain cleaning is like fishing, most of the time you don't know what you are going to catch.
    exactly!!!!!!!
    He who dies with the most toys Is still dead.

  17. #20
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,556
    Thanks
    1,890
    Thanked 2,084 Times in 1,321 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    Blow bag snapped it while it was inflated under water pressure


    I wouldn't think that was possible just being pressed up against the inside of a pipe ???

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Images from Vu-Rite sewer camera
    By UnclogNH in forum Inspection Camera Machines & Locators
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-15-2011, 09:23 PM
  2. Another cheap sewer camera
    By UnclogNH in forum Drain Cleaning Equipment for Sale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2011, 12:19 PM
  3. Sewer Camera on Ebay
    By UnclogNH in forum Drain Cleaning Equipment for Sale
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-09-2011, 04:25 PM
  4. Vu-Rite sewer camera
    By PostPlumber in forum Shootin the $hit
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-24-2010, 02:35 PM
  5. INSIGHTVISION XPRESS SERIES Sewer Camera?
    By HouseTrap in forum Inspection Camera Machines & Locators
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-19-2010, 10:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •