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Old 06-04-2019, 10:08 PM   #61
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That is one thing I will never do are urinals, I'm glad people don't have them in their house!
They are the worst such a pain in the ass however, if your going to do urinals external trap is by far the way to go imo..
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:08 PM   #62
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Pee crystal galore... the smell ugh



At least the trap is removable. Ever unclog a waterless urinal?


If you think that is bad, a couple years ago I had this house, a couple of exercise nuts lived there. I swear they never pooped at home and they must have drank gallons of sports drinks a day. The pipe right after the main cleanout tee was backpitched and CLOGGED WITH URINE SALTS. I scooped out like 4 gallons of those urine salts.










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Old 06-04-2019, 10:18 PM   #63
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Pee crystal galore... the smell ugh



At least the trap is removable. Ever unclog a waterless urinal?


If you think that is bad, a couple years ago I had this house, a couple of exercise nuts lived there. I swear they never pooped at home and they must have drank gallons of sports drinks a day. The pipe right after the main cleanout tee was backpitched and CLOGGED WITH URINE SALTS. I scooped out like 4 gallons of those urine salts.










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Lmao... that's hilarious... cant say I've seen that...

But one time this lady used tons of coconut oil on her body and used it everyday the entire sewer was plugged with thi stuff all the way up the stack out to street 6" main plugged... kitchen basin tub drain just hard grease just like it comes in th jars..

It's amazing what can happen... I did see a mens bathroom at a rest stop plug up with urine salts at a drop cleanout the 4" 90 was about 90 percent full

No I haven't had the luxury of working on waterless urinals yet... that wasn't that bad I've had way worse I just thought I'd take a pic to strike some conversation...

None of the stuff I've documented so far is the worst I've ever had... because the ones that are that bad there isn't a way to get photos..

I was going to save this for my forum but here it goes.... This house we were called to... plumbers dug out front couldn't clear... trap under porch... they dig up like 10 ft deep... find plastic trap... no pipe on other side of it... only kitchen sink and laundry go to it... down spout connection comes I as well....


So that's the first part... hopefully where that pipe is they will be able to catch slope to get to street...

Now back in the day our downtown core is so old not ever street had a sewer only main streets did so they'd run it whatever was the easiest way to catch whatever houses were being hooked up... sometimes referred to as the mini-main system here...

Anyways... toilets have thier own sewer that go into back yard... that drop into a 6" line plugged with tons of grease and raw sewage... tons of feet of pipe so when it plugs its plugged for years before anyone notices... leaky joints and what not...

We flush this thing for 4 hours... put over a 1000 gallons of water in it... it doesn't clear it doesn't even come up...

It runs through back yard picks up about 15-20 houses as a guess... no trap on the branch going to main so I'm guessing one trap for everything.. maybe no trap..

Just a mess but it's one of those stage by stage jobs we can only do so much from one property... way too many bends to get camera into sewer enough no cleanouts..

We were called by city but it's one of those ones where our city goes sorry bout your luck it's on private property and if your neighbours dont want you working on it then nothing gets done...

Over the years we have had tons of these and we share with other guys because if theres another company there I'll stop and let them know what's going on.. out of kindness..

I had one that had 10 houses hooked up to it.. and it went to a T that was on its side in one of the back yards... such a mess... we couldn't even get it clear home owner didn't want to dig... the home owners protested... city ran every house new seperate sewers to a sewer on road 25' from houses...
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I used to work on lots of urinals in the Air Force. they seemed to be in all the men's bathrooms at work and in the dorms. At least when they had central bathrooms and gang showers. they would always get plugged up. The biggest problem was the white deodorant mints that they dropped in the urinals to keep the smell down. they would dissolve and coat the pipe and cause stoppages. Also jerks that threw in chewing gum and cigarette butts also clogged up the urinals.
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