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    Rock and bent cutter

    Was a fun day

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    100 year old corner house, was only 20 feet from street with several man holes nearby.
    Picked what I thought would be the city line for this house and measured 60' out max.

    Ran out 60' with some difficulty and line was still holding water. Hmmmm

    Run out 100' and still holding water. Figured I was in city line.

    Call city to check out their line (they don't want us popping manhole covers ) and bring out map of sewers.

    City comes with a old map that they're not sure of where anything goes. Pop off manholes, city line seems to
    be flowing.

    Not sure what to do so I go for it, run another 65' and hit/grind/got stuck bad.
    Still not open.

    Stuck with drill so owner and I Muscle/pull out 165'. Tough going the whole way.
    (old guy here wore out by now)
    Drain opens. Tell homeowner he has a bad line and call the excavators.

    Won't pay to put my camera in and I doubt my mini would have made it that far with
    the pipe so damaged.

    Three days later the owner calls and says it's not flowing again.

    Funny how sometimes you can pull a cable out but it won't spin out. Why?
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    I've been stuck with the drill twice, once was a dig and the other broke loose with 4 guys pulling on it.

    So did you try to open the line again or tell him it was too risky ?

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    The line is collapsed as far as I'm concerned.

    No way will I put anything of mine down there.
    It's a dig.

    I had to use a comealong to get one out and muscled another couple out.

    Who paid for the dig on your job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitright View Post
    The line is collapsed as far as I'm concerned.

    No way will I put anything of mine down there.
    It's a dig.

    I had to use a comealong to get one out and muscled another couple out.

    Who paid for the dig on your job?


    Not me but I didn't get paid for my work either.

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    Hope you got your cable back.

    I have language in my contract that should get me out of paying
    for a dig and still get paid.

    Haven't had to use it for a dig yet but it has got me out of other
    scrapes. Most were not of my doing.

    Some were folks trying to get plumbing fixed by me
    that was bad before I got there.

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    I would like to see your waiver some time, sounds like it gets you out of some jams. You have a lawyer write it up for you?

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    Just had one today. The C/O was about 30' from city main. We had about 60' of jetter out and could not hear it in the main. Called the city to check there main. It was flowing so they said there was nothing they could do. No help from our city anymore (kind of a one way street) but what goes around will come around. Finally I went ahead and ran out 100' still could not hear anything in the main. Ran just a few more feet and it finally unloaded. Dyed the line and could not find the dye. Finally I got a wild hair and checked the storm sewer. There was the dye and I could hear the jetter. So what comes around-------I don't have the time to tell the city about this (can't go the wrong way on a one way street) and what they don't know so be it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roto-Rooter View Post
    Just had one today. The C/O was about 30' from city main. We had about 60' of jetter out and could not hear it in the main. Called the city to check there main. It was flowing so they said there was nothing they could do. No help from our city anymore (kind of a one way street) but what goes around will come around. Finally I went ahead and ran out 100' still could not hear anything in the main. Ran just a few more feet and it finally unloaded. Dyed the line and could not find the dye. Finally I got a wild hair and checked the storm sewer. There was the dye and I could hear the jetter. So what comes around-------I don't have the time to tell the city about this (can't go the wrong way on a one way street) and what they don't know so be it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Why not notify other authorities and make them look bad ?

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    All the cost would be on the home owner and that main is right at 16' deep. Storm 4' deep. My guess is as old as the house is the sanitary was not there when the house was built. Never got changed over. There are many here that still go to the storm.
    City makes the homeowner bare all the cost here, bad deal!!!!!
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    Gunna be a bad day for em when the storm drain backs up during a flood.

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