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today i spent the day with my k 40 and a box of cutters/augers trying to clear a 1 1/2" line that was filled with the clay slury used for leveling concreat floors they must have drilled into it and pumped in the sand/clay mix

towards the end of day i had an idea to take 1 of the blades from my power vee's small "C" cutter and used it to dig in and it worked a bit better than the ridgid cutters

in the morning i have to go back and spend my day again clearing this drain anyone goot any great ideas to clear it
 

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today i spent the day with my k 40 and a box of cutters/augers trying to clear a 1 1/2" line that was filled with the clay slury used for leveling concreat floors they must have drilled into it and pumped in the sand/clay mix

towards the end of day i had an idea to take 1 of the blades from my power vee's small "C" cutter and used it to dig in and it worked a bit better than the ridgid cutters

in the morning i have to go back and spend my day again clearing this drain anyone goot any great ideas to clear it
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we tried but i need to get a hole through for the water to drain and let some erosion happen. the blockage is between 6 and 8 feet down the line.
also it is under a brand new tile floor
 

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Sounds like some idiot is going pay through the nose to repair/replace that section of pipe.....:whistling2: Back charge the tile geniuses. Have your customer pay you and let them go after tile setters. You have a blank check.
 

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I doubt a K-40 will do you any good. Maybe a K-50 but that is a big IF.

Jackhammer time. :hammer:
 

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Anything concrete sets slower under water typically but at same time hardens harder because of a slow cure process. Many are under the illusion concrete won't harden under water. I've busted out 2" traps for same reason. ( Gotta love tile guys). Had one bunch busted a bag of mortor near 2" drain and of course alot went down drain. They never said anything buttttttttt. It all came out of course with a sawzall and was "hard as a rock".:laughing: Fortunately it works better if they haven't been washing tools etc off and laying a nice flat bed strung down the drain.
 

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Ridgid actually sells an auger bit that is designed to break through concrete. I think it has diamond dust on it. This'll give you another option. I don't know what cable you have though. Might not fit.
 

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I did it i aculy got it clear. fortunately it was not a concrete product, i used my k 40 and a blade i made from stainless steel and my jetter through the trap arm and i adapted an old transfer pump to the clean out after the first blockage there was another 4' after it same thing
 

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You're lucky.
I've had concrete companies pay for redoing traps, Floor sawing, and re-tiling for the same kind of negligence.

Walmart does not look kindly on their pipes not working properly.
 
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