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    To this day the offer still stands I'll pay money to sit back and watch a Home Owner use a water ram. I'm telling you it would be the best comedy I've seen in years.
    And ask them. So....Would you charge only $50 bucks to do my job
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    AHH, I posted about this in another area....

    I have one, I only use it if I have already got fluids moving, they will blow badly connected pipe fittings apart, sometimes ..... if the plumbing in a bathroom is on shared pipes it will blow water out the U bends on all the sinks bath etc.... messy.

    I use it rarely to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlocksAway View Post
    AHH, I posted about this in another area....

    I have one, I only use it if I have already got fluids moving, they will blow badly connected pipe fittings apart, sometimes ..... if the plumbing in a bathroom is on shared pipes it will blow water out the U bends on all the sinks bath etc.... messy.

    I use it rarely to be honest.
    That was kinda what I was thinking...
    It could get ugly...
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    They are starting to take off in the UK ! some of the guys love em others think they are a load of rubbish

    The main thing is not to pump them up to the max from the start and then moan when this happens


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    I had to go help a guy once who took it (RAN GUN) to roof vent over kitchen sink and you can guess what happened , the company we worked for had to buy HO new curtains , have kitchen painted and refinish the cabinets same guy (not me ) blew a lavatory off wall on a back to back set up boss didnt take his toy away even after all that he was a fast moneymaker and made more to company than he costs them I left not long after the 2nd incident and heard stories about the guy for yrs lol

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    Smile It wasn't pretty.

    I did a job at a factory, every floor drain in the place is backed up. I tell the maintenance superviser that the problem is connected and that the stoppage was not in each individual floor drain like he thought. Well be brings out his water ram, telling me all the time that i didn't know what I was doing.
    It happened....he blows this thing up and let's go.
    The previous night the other maintence guy forgot to tell anyone that he put a gallon of purple dye to help locate where the problem is.
    That purple dye hits this guy at 50 miles an hour. he looked like Barney.

    Sometimes in this business you get a treat, this was one of those days!!!!

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    I don't have one but thought about getting one for galvanized waste arms that are packed full of sludge, now I use a super vee, it leaves slot to be desired. Would a ram work on 1 1/4- 1 1/2 galv waste arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumbpro View Post
    I don't have one but thought about getting one for galvanized waste arms that are packed full of sludge, now I use a super vee, it leaves slot to be desired. Would a ram work on 1 1/4- 1 1/2 galv waste arms?
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    Well I'd be in the same boat if they did. Now if I can't clean them with the vee, I just run a new line through the floor and put a (gasp!!) auto vent

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    Default Water ram.....

    Gotta have it. Doesn't just clean drains cleans water pipes too! A lot of times if I got a sink/tub backup I'll use it to unclog em both in one shot. Use 10 psi at first then go up if you gotta. Just ask if they used drano and drains usually won't blow apart.
    I really like holding the trap under a pedestal sink(blocking the overflow) and unclogging with the water ram. Afterwards I tell em to use the hottest water you can get for 15-30 minutes. Works great...

    Key to success, filling up the bowl and letting the sink run. If it empties with the faucet running your good to go.

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