Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
the blob Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • the blob

    have you had one of those stoppages that was just waiting to ooze out. comes out like heavy gravy/ pudding

    i call it the blob.

    this was a rental unit above the garage. the 4'' clay line was in a 18' x 18'' hole and after pumping out the water and sludge, i saw the clay line was just an open troff.

    after attacking the 62' run with my k-60. the owner told me there was a buried c/o in the yard. removed the jim cap and here comes the blob.

    gallons of heavy thick gravy. so much that any attempt to work near the c/o would be a mess.

    took out my trusty 1.25'' and timberwolf and continued through the nasty stuff to clear.

    what do you call the blob?

    rick.
    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: the blob

    Crap comes to mind.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: the blob

      i believe the forum would censor it as "****".

      i was called to a restaurant with another kitchen sink drain blockage. always got through in the past, but this time i just kept returning grease and the water wouldn't go down. the guy in charge of "maintenance" mumbles something under his breath and grabs a shovel. he finally uncovers a C/O about 90 feet from the grease trap. he grabs an old channel lock (that had seen better days...before it had been used as a hammer, pry bar, widget doohickey, etc) and opens the cap. i swear a 2 1/2 foot long x 4" thick tube of congealed grease (and who knows what else) rises into the air before it falls over and the ensuing mess covers the parking area.

      my work was done, i got paid, and went home. my freaking cable smelled like that grease "blob" for over a week.

      steve
      In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: the blob

        An old boss of mine way back when had a saying...."People see me with my clothes all dirty and hands dirty, they see dirt, I see money."
        I call the blob, "money."
        Water Heater Reviews & Water Heater Information

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: the blob

          I call it the "wet concrete" like stuff I see that stuff about 5 times a week.

          Hey ....rotflmao
          http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: the blob

            Originally posted by stxrus View Post
            i swear a 2 1/2 foot long x 4" thick tube of congealed grease (and who knows what else) rises into the air before it falls over and the ensuing mess covers the parking area.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYRnc...eature=related

            Did it look like this? BTW, I must be a real plumber-I watched the video while eating oatmeal and didn't even flinch.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: the blob

              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
              [URL]Did it look like this?
              hard to tell from the "quality" of the vid. picture, if you will, squeezing a 4" wide tune of yellowisg/gray toothpaste straight up. i'm glad i was 90' away when it vesuviused (like Mt. Vesuvious erupting).

              steve
              In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: the blob

                Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYRnc...eature=related

                Did it look like this? BTW, I must be a real plumber-I watched the video while eating oatmeal and didn't even flinch.
                That was funny "looks like a big turd"
                http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: the blob

                  the commentary was better than the stoppage.

                  when the stoppage is all black and reaks, you know it's been there for a long time.

                  a couple years back, i had one that actulally filled a 2' x 4'' ditch over a foot deep. the line was over 100' developed length and the pipe was offset 6'' downstream. this was a guest house that never head steady guest.

                  my buddy steve sent one of his helpers. he lost it when it oozed out

                  i was glad that i had already cleared the downstream section and wa able to hose it all downstream and i was back in the ditch in 15 minutes.

                  the helper wasn't hungry that day

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: the blob

                    Had a better one at the local cop shop; sorry no vid avail. Fozen 6" line oozed/extruded for 30 sec or so after I cut a hole in the mass before cutting loose. No-one ralphed, but I've had all kinds of congratulatory comments from the city worker folks, espcially as I had to pee right then so just peed in the manhole. One guy is like in awe I whipped it out in front of the PO-lice and didn't get arrested for exposure or something. Whatever; it was at night in winter there was no-one around but us worker bees and that's where it is going anyway; I'm glad I didn't lose it to exposure.

                    Thats why I jet; I've snaked right thru 'the blob' and had it close up behind the cable on several occaisons. Never with a jetter.
                    This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: the blob

                      it seem`s I have a problem like that once in a while. I get called out to clear a sewer and start working and have to pee.....lol When you got to go you just got to go
                      http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X