I don't have an answer for this one! - Page 3 - Plumbing Zone - Professional Plumbers Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!

Go Back   Plumbing Zone - Professional Plumbers Forum > Professional Plumbers Forum > Drain and Sewer Cleaning


Like Tree49Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2020, 07:52 PM   #21
Moderator Wizard
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Québec
Posts: 6,082

View Tango's Photo Album My Photos
Default

[quote=Mykeeb33;1232148]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tango View Post
I was thinking to make a hook onto a cable machine but it's just an idea without knowing if it's going to work. Here's another crazy idea, is it possible to send a come along cable in there?

I like the come along idea. IF I can get it to hook the backside of the 3"ABS, I might be able to break it loose and then pull it back to the closet bend. Then maybe sawzall it to bits.

Thanks Tango!
Maybe put the hook at the end of 3/4" pex pipe and push it in and yank away the pex pipe when you have gone past it. Then again if it hooks onto it and you can't bring it back and the hook is stuck....Chipper time.
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PlumbingZone.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-25-2020, 09:04 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Venomthirst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Armpit of Lake Ontario
Posts: 610

View Venomthirst's Photo Album My Photos
Default

how deep is the sewer. can you push it out to outside that way you just dig it up outside..



If its a slab on grade house shouldn't be too deep
Mykeeb33 likes this.
Venomthirst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2020, 10:39 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,006

View SchmitzPlumbing's Photo Album My Photos
Default

the guy i sub out to for camera work and jetting has an air operated grabber. why are you not busting up the floor? are you the one that did the work the first time?
SchmitzPlumbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-25-2020, 11:06 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
skoronesa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,665

View skoronesa's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SchmitzPlumbing View Post
the guy i sub out to for camera work and jetting has an air operated grabber. why are you not busting up the floor? are you the one that did the work the first time?




You ever heard the story about the cobblers children always going barefoot?


In this case he's the cobbler and this pipe is his child lolz. It's his condo and he's too lazy to fix it since he snakes drains anyway and it doesn't happen too often.


My father in law is a gc. My mother in law put up for years with a spot of floor in front of the kitchen sink where the linoleum had worn through, the old linoleum below wore through too, the old wood floor wore through, and finally the subfloor was showing. She took a hammer to it so he would have to fix it lolz.


My father was also in the trades. My mother took a hammer to the pink tile shower after 15 years so my father would have to have a fiberglass surround put in.


Maybe we all need to chip in and buy his wife a 16lb sledge








.
__________________
Want privacy from the diy/hacks? Too bad, the motherland has fallen, freedom is dead.


"I'd rather have Questions that can't be answered, than Answers that can't be questioned"
skoronesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2020, 07:57 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Mykeeb33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Tacoma, WA Local 26
Posts: 110

View Mykeeb33's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SchmitzPlumbing View Post
the guy i sub out to for camera work and jetting has an air operated grabber. why are you not busting up the floor? are you the one that did the work the first time?
First let me be clear; I would never do something so stupid! Does anyone have a spec sheet for the air grabber? I've never seen one.
This is my own condo in Maui. I've had it since 2013. It's on the ground floor of a 4 story building. I've had lot's of cancellations because of the virus so now is the time to have it fixed. I live in the Seattle area. A shop in Maui gave me a bid of $850 to get it out. He says he has something that will chew up the piece of ABS pipe. That would be a lot cheaper then busting up the floor.
Mykeeb33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2020, 09:37 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
The Dane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NW Minnesota
Posts: 1,035

View The Dane's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mykeeb33 View Post
First let me be clear; I would never do something so stupid! Does anyone have a spec sheet for the air grabber? I've never seen one.

This is my own condo in Maui. I've had it since 2013. It's on the ground floor of a 4 story building. I've had lot's of cancellations because of the virus so now is the time to have it fixed. I live in the Seattle area. A shop in Maui gave me a bid of $850 to get it out. He says he has something that will chew up the piece of ABS pipe. That would be a lot cheaper then busting up the floor.
"Chew it up" it's probably nothing more than a flexshaft with either rough sandpaper or extra sharp carbide chains. I doubt they would have had both cast and plastic on the jobsite when initially installing that pipe so I would assume it is in there for a purpose. They should have reamed the inside of the plastic pipe really good before shoving it in.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
skoronesa likes this.
The Dane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2020, 10:56 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
skoronesa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,665

View skoronesa's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mykeeb33 View Post
First let me be clear; I would never do something so stupid! Does anyone have a spec sheet for the air grabber? I've never seen one.
This is my own condo in Maui. I've had it since 2013. It's on the ground floor of a 4 story building. I've had lot's of cancellations because of the virus so now is the time to have it fixed. I live in the Seattle area. A shop in Maui gave me a bid of $850 to get it out. He says he has something that will chew up the piece of ABS pipe. That would be a lot cheaper then busting up the floor.





I say you should get the heck out of coronaville, fly down there, and just do it yourself.


As has been stated in between the fevered dreams of grabbing and lighting things on fire, that pipe is probably there for a reason. yeah it's possible they buried cast and did abs above, but I just dont see how it accidentally falls in.




Bust up the slab yourself and fix that pipe the correct way.








.
Tango likes this.
__________________
Want privacy from the diy/hacks? Too bad, the motherland has fallen, freedom is dead.


"I'd rather have Questions that can't be answered, than Answers that can't be questioned"
skoronesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2020, 05:15 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Mykeeb33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Tacoma, WA Local 26
Posts: 110

View Mykeeb33's Photo Album My Photos
Default

"As has been stated in between the fevered dreams of grabbing and lighting things on fire, that pipe is probably there for a reason. yeah it's possible they buried cast and did abs above, but I just dont see how it accidentally falls in.
Bust up the slab yourself and fix that pipe the correct way."


Well, I probably will end up going over there and doing it 'the correct way' but I thought it was worth a shot to see if some our professional guys who work with cable machines all the time had any thoughts on the matter. I worked as a commercial plumber for 40 years and never used a cable machine.
Thanks to all who commented!
Mykeeb33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2020, 05:30 PM   #29
Ridgid tool user
 
gear junkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Land of the UPC
Posts: 4,898

View gear junkie's Photo Album My Photos
Default

does it move and rotate?
skoronesa likes this.
__________________
Buy cheap, buy twice.
gear junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2020, 06:46 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
skoronesa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,665

View skoronesa's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gear junkie View Post
does it move and rotate?



Judging by the carbuncles, if it did rotate it hasn't in some time.










.
__________________
Want privacy from the diy/hacks? Too bad, the motherland has fallen, freedom is dead.


"I'd rather have Questions that can't be answered, than Answers that can't be questioned"
skoronesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | RoofingTalk.com