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    Default the safety sewer drain

    check out this item, it looks like it could come in real handy.....I wonder how well it works on old brass c/o caps.
    http://www.safetysewerdrain.com/Use.html

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    Default Removing stubborn brass cleanout caps..

    When I remove old brass cleanout caps that wont turn with a wrench, I get my drill with a 9/16's bit and drill several holes along the edge and then chisle abit on the top rim and they come right out...I no longer spend time and energy trying to save the stubborn ones...I carry replacements on the truck and charge for them..Never had any complaints..As for the PVC ones ..I've never had a problem turning those...

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    Rod is on the phone ordering now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Rod is on the phone ordering now....

    Hmmm interesting maybe I wonder how well it works under a hefty amount of head pressure?
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    I don't think it's fool proof. Thinking a bad O ring or with crap and paper flying with head pressure into the unit plugging up would be fun
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    Interesting.....but its only drawback is you could only use it on PVC? Which here if its PVC, your probably not there to unstop the sewer....good concept....but limited market??? So would it be worth it???? IDK.....somebody go ask Rick to buy one....ha!
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    Kind of pricey too at $140.







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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksteady View Post
    Kind of pricey too at $140.

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    Default fernco

    that's a fernco on the end, just buy what ever size you need to use. a cold chisel and mash hammer are your friend. i'm with dc. i'm 66 and i've never got to use a pvc cleanout like he used. in fact i get so few calls that have a cleanout, the first thing i tell martha is "they had a real cleanout". almost nonexistent outside. maybe one a year or less. you may think that is bad, but it's not. job security if no one else wants to mess with it. lol. breid.........................

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    The video is unrealistic since it is a gravity sewer. In the 30 years I been cleaning sewers I only seen one gravity sewer stack that had pressure on the stack clean out. Now for overhead sewers it is a good idea, but all our overhead sewers are cast iron going out the wall with a cast iron clean out. If the house was plumbed in PVC they make the transition at the clean out fitting.

    I have no issues draining down an overhead sewer anymore. Yes in the beginning when I first was let loose to run calls on my own, I have made the mistake of trying to loosen the plug just enough but failed. But these days I just cut a hole in the plug and control the flow into the barrel.
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