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    Just wanted to hear your weirdest drain cleaning jobs.

    The other day, I gave my dad my K39-AF to use on a lav drain. The day before, he just used his manual snake. He went 25' and couldn't unclog it. The toilet was right next to it and it seems like 99.9% of the time, the lav drain will tie into that drain or another drain within 10' or so.

    So my dad used the K39. He goes in through the pop up and ended up unclogging it farther than 25' away. By the way, it was a pedestal and the nut on the p-trap connector was basically IN THE WALL with tile around it.

    This house was built in the early 50s so it's possible there was a tee instead of a sanitary tee in the wall and we got lucky with K39, but it took 25'+ feet of snake to unclog it. Weird.
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  • #2
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    on a soft clog that is packed with waste where the water soaks away and just leaves the waste to keep building up you can run right through it along ways and it wont open you have to mix it up with water to get it to go

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    • #3
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      There was very little resistance during the 25'. I could understand if there was some resistance which would mean it could be going through the sludge but that wasn't the case. Again, it was weird
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      • #4
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        i once saw a child's runner floating in the town lift station pit.

        i've never been able to figure out how it made it down.

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        • #5
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          Not sure if this counts but I had a drain job where the wif put 4 lemons down the garbage disposal. It was galvanived pipe and I ended up having to use my toilet auger to clean it out.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
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            Had a call out a few months back with blocked downstairs bathroom and kitchen sinks. After removing the cleanout in bathroom I found what appeared to be goo that looked like stewed rubarb. Anywhay to cut a story short after cleaning for an hour I ended up with what appeared to be a bowl of rotten snake! Problem is these people never owned one so I guess a neibour lost theres down the sewer and it came up thru the pipes and died. Smell was unreal.
            Also had a call for a blocked toilet, did everything to clear it then finally pulled, took it outside and cleaned. 2 hours later I had retrieved 3/4 of a CD. I will post pictures of that one soon.

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            • #7
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              I bet the line was as short as it seemed.The stoppage was likely a soap build up.So putting that much cable through the line pulled enough of the crap out and it finally cleared.
              *However* I've seen a few 2nd floor bathrooms in the metro that have the lavs and tubs combined and go all the way down into the basement before they tie in and you put a hole in the thing and spray black sh*t all over their magazine collection.
              I have pulled money out of bar toilets (Slot machine thoughts?) the usual sunglasses and false teeth. A good number of test balls from main lines.I once pulled out a *massive* ball of dental floss that looked like a root ball!Home owner was not amused at my amusement in finding this!I did a job in a commercial warehouse owned by a drunk gay guy that hit on me whole time.He was watching a porn in his office,so to lighten the mood i made a lame porn joke and said..."Are you watching 'on golden blond'" and the guy tilts my game by replying..OH! Are you into pi*sing?! I was out in under a minute ,gear and all.
              What happens when all this is clogged??
              Last edited by Jay Mpls; 10-12-2008, 03:36 PM.

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              • #8
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                wtf is that mess.?

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                • #9
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                  Art.

                  J.C.

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                  • #10
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                    One of the instruments that the Blue man group play.

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