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once i saw the size of the stump/ branch, i knew it was not a job for the
k-60 the size of the main root is larger than the 1/2'' brass nipple in the prior photo and about the same size as the 1.25'' sectional cable.
The roots entered from the top of the closet bend? Nice SS riser for the toilet. What's it from? A dishwasher?
correct, the root entered from under the marble floor that is 2.5'' above the flange. the abs ring and riser is newer than the 1950's house that's cast iron. the 1/2'' flex is a 20'' just to wash the line clean. it's not a toilet connector.
you are correct and you'll see that i posted that earlier. when i saw the root that was in the bend, i knew this was a job for the 1.25'' sectional. i started out with the 4' section until i got all the way in. then pulled out and went in with the 10' section. the 3'' spiral root saw was the way i cut the root and then retrieved it. by running the cable in reverse, it actually caused the saw to grab the root and pull it back out.
And this looks like a helper
i'll tell him you said that. he is actually the plumber that called me to help him out. when the rope he tried to use to pull back, the root broke, he called me to snake it. i had no idea that the job was roots like this. i guess they never used the powder room toilet for many, many years.
Sorry Rick you know I had to do it
no problem, i dish it out too
i figured you would say the root was just a twig
i'll explain later why the 7500 was not the machine of choice. but if i don't get off the computer and off to dinner, i'll be pulling my k-60 out of my crack
thanks for the offers and enlargements, you saved me a lot of time.