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  • #418582
    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    I would call a plumber.

    I know you are new here, but please consider the age of a thread and previous posts before chiming in. The problem was solved quite a while ago.

    Seems to be a troll to me. All of his post are BS.

    Perhaps…just trying to educate a newbie ether way. Many fresh members tend to dig up old threads and post their solution without reading that the problem has been solved already.

    Jon P.
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    #418966
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I would call a plumber.

    I know you are new here, but please consider the age of a thread and previous posts before chiming in. The problem was solved quite a while ago.

    Seems to be a troll to me. All of his post are BS.

    lol a few come through here every so often, I guess just report his posts.

    No need, I’m already aware and on top of it

    #419006
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Perhaps…just trying to educate a newbie ether way. Many fresh members tend to dig up old threads and post their solution without reading that the problem has been solved already.

    Good Job J. If you go and read through all the members post there seems to be a pattern going on.

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #419213
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Perhaps…just trying to educate a newbie ether way. Many fresh members tend to dig up old threads and post their solution without reading that the problem has been solved already.

    Good Job J. If you go and read through all the members post there seems to be a pattern going on.

    It’s a ‘dirty’ job, but somebody’s gotta do it! 😉

    #419240
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Perhaps…just trying to educate a newbie ether way. Many fresh members tend to dig up old threads and post their solution without reading that the problem has been solved already.

    Good Job J. If you go and read through all the members post there seems to be a pattern going on.

    Exactly, and I did just that before adding my 2cents. BryanT/Sergey all over again!

    Jon P.
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    #436217

    Pouring grease down a sink or the can is super bad. You can forget running a eel down it, because sure the eel will get through it, but the grease will just close back down in the line after it is pulled out. I came from the industrial setting, & God knows how many times I ran a eel down a sewer to open it up. In our case we never jetted it. We just poured acid down the pipe. Ewwwwww, it would bubble & hiss, and stink to high heaven. But, the pipe would be clean as a whistle when done. Just make sure you use acid & not lye.

    #436218
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Pouring grease down a sink or the can is super bad. You can forget running a eel down it, because sure the eel will get through it, but the grease will just close back down in the line after it is pulled out. I came from the industrial setting, & God knows how many times I ran a eel down a sewer to open it up. In our case we never jetted it. We just poured acid down the pipe. Ewwwwww, it would bubble & hiss, and stink to high heaven. But, the pipe would be clean as a whistle when done. Just make sure you use acid & not lye.

    does acid work with the newer plastic pipes? where would you even buy acid that strong?

    #436219
    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    Try pouring boiling water down it. Never done that, that’s my disclaimer. Lol

    #436248
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Try pouring boiling water down it. Never done that, that’s my disclaimer. Lol

    someone said here earlier that pouring boiling water doesn’t work as it cools down too much before it hits the clog.

    #436259
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Try pouring boiling water down it. Never done that, that’s my disclaimer. Lol

    someone said here earlier that pouring boiling water doesn’t work as it cools down too much before it hits the clog.

    That is a waste of time.

    #456926

    Wow, I didn’t think of tenants dumping grease down drains, I have female products clause in my lease warning of not flushing them. Now I will add grease to lease agreement. The wealth of info. From these forums never ends!

    #457261
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Try pouring boiling water down it. Never done that, that’s my disclaimer. Lol

    someone said here earlier that pouring boiling water doesn’t work as it cools down too much before it hits the clog.

    That is a waste of time.

    so is there some sort of maintenance spray or something to can use to clean the pipes a little so to speak?

    #464075

    Please remove post, question was already answered.

    My apologies

    #464105
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    Wow, I didn’t think of tenants dumping grease down drains, I have female products clause in my lease warning of not flushing them. Now I will add grease to lease agreement. The wealth of info. From these forums never ends!

    While you’re at it… add flushable wipes and even paper towels and napkins. All have the potential of causing clogs down stream

    #464248
    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    I know a plumber who encountered a different sort of plugged drain…the homeowner had dumped a box of instant mashed potatoes down the drain.

    #464287
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I know a plumber who encountered a different sort of plugged drain…the homeowner had dumped a box of instant mashed potatoes down the drain.

    What happened exactly with that?

    I have a garberator, and while we don’t eat instant mash potatoes, I’ve gotten rid of what are similar types of items in my garberator without any issues. My garberator is situated near where the main stack run is to the street though. That may make a difference.

    #464311
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I know a plumber who encountered a different sort of plugged drain…the homeowner had dumped a box of instant mashed potatoes down the drain.

    what?? why would they do that? just throw it out in the garbage. or were they trying to prove a point?

    #464569
    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    I know a plumber who encountered a different sort of plugged drain…the homeowner had dumped a box of instant mashed potatoes down the drain.

    What happened exactly with that?

    It swelled up in the pipe and wouldn’t budge, he had to cut several feet out and replace.

    #464987
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Years ago when I worked apartment maintenance, I had a tenant dump a huge quantity of uncooked rice down the kitchen sink…total 100% clog.

    After using a shop vac, a drain auger and a shop vac again, it was cleared. The whole thing took about 4 hours in total.

    Jon P.
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    #565251

    I would have a plumber to hydro-jet the line. Especially since there sounds like a ton of grease in that toilet!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydro-jet_cleaning

    Jose C.
    Master

    Las Vegas Plumber

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