I went to this call yesterday and got my cable stuck in the sewer. After large amounts of soap and alot of pulling, I figured it was time to move it up to some camera action.
Ran my seesnake approx 60' from a rear c/o and pushed until I couldn't push anymore. Located the spot, told the customer I would come back in the am after he removed his gate and moved all the firewood and picked up all the dog terds.
This AM, I get to the job and it is dug up already, thanks to the customers son, this is what I find. The original plumbing contractor 6 years ago forgot that he had installed a c/o there and forgot to cap it when he backfilled it.
Long, long story short, The customer got ahold of the original plumber, who showed up this am after I got the root out and the cable out, to my suprise he was someone I spoke to on a daily basis at the supply house, just about twice my age, around 50 ish. I felt really bad for him, he was very embarrassed to say the least. I felt bad so I lowered my bill a couple hundred dollers from what it was going to be since the other plumbing contractor was going to pay. I have no reason to kick a man when he is down.
Although, I will post these picks and never look at him the same again when I see him in the supply house