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  • Easy Snake Job...Yeah Right #2

    See Robert, you arn't the only one that gets to have all the fun

    A new customer calls today and says he keeps having backups. Several other companies are pulling back roots and can't clear it this time. They are just drain cleaners and don't want to get bogged down making repairs.

    So I run the camera. Yep, roots packed in tight. He doesn't want it snaked again, he wants it fixed permanetly. The problem is right where the sewer exits the house through the foundation. I mark the spot with the locator and start breaking out concrete and.......Holy Crap!

    Sorry for the poor quality pics but it was a dark basement

    If you look close at pic. #2 you can see a 2nd. 4"x2" wye. I have NO IDEA where the 2" goes. I suspect this is where the roots are coming in

    Freddy the flunkie says he's ready to step up and show me what he's worth

    "Boy, I have the perfect job for you"
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    Re: Easy Snake Job...Yeah Right #2

    Oh jeez


    Probably one of those is a flat vent, how much you wanna bet?
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      So Bill, what the heck are you going to do with that mess of pipes???
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      • #4
        Re: Easy Snake Job...Yeah Right #2

        They don't need a plumber,they need a magician!!
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          OMGoodness......I want to see after pics please!! Try to seperate that mess.

          Have fun and remember to snap a few. if you don;t wanna post on the forum, PM them to me!!

          Have fun Bill.
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          • #6
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            All I wanna know is WHO is Freddy the flunky???

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            • #7
              Re: Easy Snake Job...Yeah Right #2

              We usually find the original plumbers' kids and smack them around.

              These pictures are a good example of why you can't quote much of anything over the phone. And definitely not on a forum.

              Good Luck! Know you'll get it done right.

              J.C.

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              • #8
                Re: Easy Snake Job...Yeah Right #2

                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                We usually find the original plumbers' kids and smack them around.

                J.C.
                In this case I would have to find the great grandkids. This pipe is 120 years old Great idea though

                I have to give that guy credit for inventing the first sanitary sewer manifold system


                Originally posted by DuckButter View Post
                All I wanna know is WHO is Freddy the flunky???
                Freddy is a helper that thinks he's a plumber. The only tool he's been able to use with any proficiency is the shovel. As usual, when I need him the most he doesn't show up for work.

                I'm thinking of a new nickname....'Freddy the Fired'

                As things turned out we were able to get the 'A-Team' on it.

                No, I'm not on the A-Team "I Pity the Fool"

                By the time I got back over there today they had it all wrapped up except for pouring concrete. Luckily 3 of those connections had been abandoned during multiple remodels. Only needed 2 4" wyes to reconnect everything back up

                One of those abandoned 4" lines came from the old carraige house. Someone just broke off a fitting and covered it up with dirt The roots found their way in without much trouble.

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                • #9
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                  Aw, geez - all I can think of is that's gonna be just like my first K-60 job.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Easy Snake Job...Yeah Right #2

                    "Freddy" sounds like almost every helper I ever got working for shops, sad but true.

                    The pics are unreal...the bonehead that left the dead end open underground is at fault, but he's probably loooong gone by now.

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                    • #11
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                      Did you wash your hands after you stuck your finger in there?? N A S T Y

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