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Old 01-27-2020, 06:21 PM   #1
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I had to bail out another homeowner who was trying to save a few $$$ and clean his own sewer.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:42 PM   #2
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Don't you just have wasting an entire weekend doing another pro's job? I'm trying to save windows around my house due to lack of maintenance. Caulking, wood filler, etc................ Screw it, called a painter and asked him to make it go away.
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So you fished out a broken cable with a cutter head right? Was it bound up in roots and what did you use to retrieve it 1 1/4" eel sectional? thanks David
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So you fished out a broken cable with a cutter head right? Was it bound up in roots and what did you use to retrieve it 1 1/4" eel sectional? thanks David



No, it's the bottom half of a expandable cleanout plug.


1 1/4" Eel cable and 3" rootsaw.
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Huh. My money was on stuck/broken cable.
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Is there some kind of a leader on the front of the root saw or a broken cable?
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That black plastic threaded thing stuck in the root saw is the cleanout plug that the homeowner knocked in his sewer.
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Is there some kind of a leader on the front of the root saw or a broken cable?



That black plastic threaded thing stuck in the root saw is the cleanout plug that the homeowner knocked in his sewer.
Good job.. got em draining again.. in and out or was it an effort to get it out
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Good job.. got em draining again.. in and out or was it an effort to get it out





My son actually got it out ( I watched ) after grinding away and pushing on it for around 10 minutes.
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Here is another one I took out around two years ago in the dark. Snow plow knocked an outside cleanout in sewer and it backed up.
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