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    i don't think crap and paper are as big of a problem as whatever junk that has been flushed. hell with your imagination recent should work. lol. breid...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewerRatz View Post
    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.
    The vid & pix show a cap with a large nut. 59% here are the smaller size. And what about 3 & 2 inch lines? Inserts to do those?
    LMAO, just another gimmick(albeit a good one) to separate us from our mo0ney.
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    Good idea but I think it's over complicated and doesn't universally fit everywhere. Most interior c/o I see are about 4" above the floor so Even if I got this contraption to fit, there would still be at least 3' of water in the pipe. This did get the gerbil spinning so maybe I'll come up with something better.
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    for the space that thing would take up I would rather have a core drill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda View Post
    for the space that thing would take up I would rather have a core drill.
    I would rather have a hole in the head than let that thing take up space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    I would rather have a hole in the head than let that thing take up space.
    Can be arranged. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nayman View Post
    Can be arranged. lol
    What the hole or space on the truck....ha!
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    Well, gotta admit someone is gonna bite..just not me ..Like a few have said drill a small weep hole and let drain down OR go pull a toilet or go through a stack vent OR....Well anything but that sorry
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    Truthfully I can only think of one job I have done in about the last 10 years where this device would have made my day....

    It was a winter call and the house had 2 lines going out to the septic system one was dry and the other was holding...
    So digging the tank was out....

    The side that was holding was the larger portion of a very large house on a lake and there was close to 80' of 4" and about another 90' of 3" all holding with some water in the tubs and showers as well...

    That was a lot of water to drain down sneaking it out the cap....

    Going from a pulled toilet wasn't all that viable because the nearest toilet to the septic tank would have had me at 50' before i even left the house with 70' feet to the tank to go....

    Just the kind of call you want when they send you that, "Can You Take 1 More Call Tonight? It's Only A Clogged Toilet!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Just the kind of call you want when they send you that, "Can You Take 1 More Call Tonight? It's Only A Clogged Toilet!"

    That story sent shivers down my neck. It has "on your way home" written all over it.

    It's funny, I would get calls probably once a month that they wanted me to do "on my way home" that had me driving 30 miles out of my way. Even better when you finish up at 8pm and you're 45 minutes from home. Ah, the memories.







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