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Old 05-22-2019, 05:10 PM   #91
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Yea probably is all hack mastered... yea its gonna be one of those jobs you just want to end...

Probably just blast it all into the street then call the city and say... hey theres like a ton of rocks in the road not sure where they came from they'll bring the vac on down and suck them out.. I told them get the back water valve installed..

the city has a program to pay for them ... atleast that way we can jet it back and pull the rocks to there and suck em out from there...

anything furthur down toward road will be blasted into mainline... harder to push than pull though

How would you jet from the street? Impossible as there's no entry point. If it's completely filled the jetter won't be able to push it all out.

Why not have the pumper truck suck form inside the house?
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:19 PM   #92
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If its completely full your fugged. But if the hose will go through your okay...

so here's how you do it... either forward head meaning no jets in back...
tape hose to camera hose ahead of camera and push them out like that done it before...

or ... get 3/8" hose and blast it into street... get hose to next downstream manhole... unhook hose from jetter... and put nozzle on other end... hook it up to jetter. Put an all back nozzle a.k.a flusher... and pull it back slow into street wither method works it's just a real pain
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Oh and there is an entry point it's a cleanout.. and if you jet back from a y cleanout it shreds your jetter hose as do copper stacks and all that jazz... I'll draw a pic up later and post how I think its setup I haven't videoed it because there isn't a stack cleanout and I'm not raming a camera through a ty from the toilet
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Rocks are the worst. Many jetter hoses have been lost in rock filled lines. About 2 years ago, when I was working for Roto-rooter, we ran into a job full of rocks. It was at a large and expensive hotel. I think our bill ended up being over 150k.

We tried jetting first only to find that it was just compacting all the rocks at tight bends. We ended up having to cut out several, at least 100, sections of pipe to remove all the rocks. It took 12 plumbers over 2 weeks to finish the job. It didn't help that one of the morons decided to cut drywall with a hammer and ended up breaking a 2" sprinkler line.

All this was caused by a disgruntled hotel employee who got fired and on the way out he stopped by the roof and dumped rocks into 40+ vent stacks.

In your situation I would guess a pump truck would be the best option. If there are any bends, offsets or bellies in the line it's likely they'll get stuck there. If it's only a handful of rocks left then they can probably be jetted out. If you're able to get a camera in the line that should give you a better idea on how to proceed. You can also try doing a dye test to see if the drain tiles are draining into the sewer.
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Oh and there is an entry point it's a cleanout.. and if you jet back from a y cleanout it shreds your jetter hose as do copper stacks and all that jazz... I'll draw a pic up later and post how I think its setup I haven't videoed it because there isn't a stack cleanout and I'm not raming a camera through a ty from the toilet
Tell me more about how a clean out shreds a jetter hose and copper stack? You mean some sharp edges?
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Yes copper stack cleanouts are notorious for having sharp edges... it'll shred your camera rods and jetter hoses... a rag on the inside helps or cut a piece of vinyl tubing to go over the hose or camera and help guide it past the 90... y cleanouts can be very sharp when put in plastic. I'm talking about a y on it's back with a 45 to bring it up 90 not designed to go backwards on

V.A thankyou so much for your suggestions... rocks are the worst I've dealt with them many times not quite to the existent in your experience but pretty bad... sometimes.you have no choice but to replace...

Roofing tar can be a pain in the you know what to..

See these are the discussions I love... that's what makes this site awesome to share experience and to vent about our nightmare jobs.
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Talking Re cap of the week

I've been away for the weekend and had a busy Thursday and Friday, but I got some content to post so in a couple hours I will have some different stuff going...

One is a pt.2 to poor mans jetter.. no cleaning but replacement of sewer and what not...

Another is a cleaning with camera of a main line roots in clay got most roots out could've got more if more time was alloted but was time sensitive and had to get outta there. Also a quick diagram our city requires to repair sewer on public portion..

A typical high rise kitchen call top floor just a quickie on what I use how I do it and the tools used.. quick video couldn't get tenant to stop talking long enough to film..

Last but, definitely not least... Its an auto shop commercial plaza that has an oil separator at one end for garage drains and it's been plugged since I started.rhis trade 10 years ago now.. just one of those nightmares.. They dont want to pay to fix it properly theres way to much goo in there to clean it could be broken..

Anyways I just wanted to let you guys know that I got some late night entertainment... I gotta get home and do some chores because I left Friday from work then I'll be the vidjas..
4 videos in total... hopefully I can get them all done before I hit the hay
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Hi rise kitchen quickie service

6" video and clean from house trap

Major oil and sand blockage

Poor mans jetter pt 2
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You don't bring in a lot of stuff for a kitchen line. I bring in 1/4 of the van! Tarp, catch pan, hackzall and fittings, kneeboard, a bucket to sit on, undersink contraption, cleaning supplies, box of bits with drain gloves etc.


You used a tee for the toilet!

Other than than nice videos!
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You don't bring in a lot of stuff for a kitchen line. I bring in 1/4 of the van! Tarp, catch pan, hackzall and fittings, kneeboard, a bucket to sit on, undersink contraption, cleaning supplies, box of bits with drain gloves etc.


You used a tee for the toilet!

Other than than nice videos!
Yes we had no choice I wasn't happy about it but without chopping out a support beam couldn't get a y in.. sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do... offset toilet flange and a 22 tied in with ty...

Thanks tango I appreciate the criticism.. however it was done on purpose

Actually I rebuke that statement... we probably could've got the y in just the ty fit in better.. lmao
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