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Old 09-08-2019, 09:02 PM   #11
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You guys are hacks! WTF do you think storm drains are for!
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:15 PM   #12
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Hahaha.

One of my co-workers got narc'd on for doing that once. He denied dumping anything at first. When the boss told him the narc had video of him doing it then his story changed to it only being clean water. He dumped the contents of his shop vac several times in the video.

I don't know how much the fine would be for dumping sewage into the storm drain and I don't want to find out.
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Hahaha.

One of my co-workers got narc'd on for doing that once. He denied dumping anything at first. When the boss told him the narc had video of him doing it then his story changed to it only being clean water. He dumped the contents of his shop vac several times in the video.

I don't know how much the fine would be for dumping sewage into the storm drain and I don't want to find out.
I once heard a guy say his boss made him dump grease from the grease trap down a storm drain! Said he did it. I donít know who the fine would land on the owner of the business....
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I just remembered when a customer got upset with me when I tried disposing of the sewage that was in the shop vac. I had just finished snaking the line so I set the toilet back. Just as I was about to dump the sewage, which I had sucked out of that toilet, back into the toilet the homeowner walked in. She started arguing with me about why I was dumping sewage into the toilet. Apparently she thought I should take it with me in my van and dump it at the sewage treatment plant. When I told her there was no chance I would do that she then wanted me to dump it in her backyard near the property line. I told her that was illegal and there was less of a chance I'd do that.

She ended up calling my boss to complain. He basically told her I would leave the shop vac at her property and she could dispose of the sewage as she saw fit. She could call us back afterwards to pick up the shop vac or she could keep it if she wanted it.

The sewage ended up going back into the toilet.
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I just remembered when a customer got upset with me when I tried disposing of the sewage that was in the shop vac. I had just finished snaking the line so I set the toilet back. Just as I was about to dump the sewage, which I had sucked out of that toilet, back into the toilet the homeowner walked in. She started arguing with me about why I was dumping sewage into the toilet. Apparently she thought I should take it with me in my van and dump it at the sewage treatment plant. When I told her there was no chance I would do that she then wanted me to dump it in her backyard near the property line. I told her that was illegal and there was less of a chance I'd do that.

She ended up calling my boss to complain. He basically told her I would leave the shop vac at her property and she could dispose of the sewage as she saw fit. She could call us back afterwards to pick up the shop vac or she could keep it if she wanted it.

The sewage ended up going back into the toilet.



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I keep anywhere from 5-10+ five gallon buckets on my van. If you are in a pinch and don't have or can't fit a barrel you can drill a small hole(1/2"-3/4") in the c.o. and let it piss into the buckets as you swap them out. Around here I usually don't encounter more than 50 gallons in a loaded system. Also, they usually haven't used it in a while so most has drained out.


The bathtub often doesn't hold well enough to hold the sewage I suck out of a toilet for snaking. Also, the tub is usally full so I couldn't see the hole at the bottom to put a plug in anyway. Most tubs here are 50+ years old so often the control lever is just for show. This is when the buckets are real handy. When I am done I toss a cap of bleach in and rinse them out if necessary.



As for where to dump sewage when I am done either in the toilet or pump it back in the c.o. or I open the septic tank or manhole and dump it in. Occasionally I will find a way off area in the bushes no one goes in or where they dump brush and will dump some there. But generally if it's more sewage and less bathwater I avoid dumping outside. I would never dump into a storm water drain if for no other reason than the huge fines we could face.


Occasionally I will cut a slice out a section of pipe from a vent to snake the line. One of my favorites for dry pipes is a 2" hole saw and a marq-two plug when I am done.








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this thread got $hity.....I can see if it doesnt work out right you get a raw sewage shower....
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this thread got $hity.....I can see if it doesnt work out right you get a raw sewage shower....



I take it you don't snake drains?






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this thread got $hity.....I can see if it doesnt work out right you get a raw sewage shower....
Talking about sewage shower I will never forget when my first boss did exactly that. Wall clean out going to septic tank about low chest height. Boss very. Are fully opened up the clean out plug, wiggling the cap as he kept opening it. Nothing came out because it was so filled with thick sludge that it did not start to run water out or anything so all of a sudden when the last thread got loose and with no previous pressure against the cap it just came flying out and he got soaked. Still to this day feel sorry for him but can't help but laugh at it. It taught me to respect a full line and to never ever stand in front of a clean out that has the slightest chance of being full.

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NOPE!!!!!....the only drain cleaning I do is maybe a kitchen or bathroom sink....I leave the rest to the professional drain guys...you deserve whatever you charge....
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