I had a hell of a time last week snaking out the main line for a restaurant last week. When I first got there, the grease was caked on the walls of the 4" pvc so bad that it was barely recognizable as pipe! The restaurant is 15 yrs old and was never snaked or jetted. After trying to go through the roof vent(no success), the floor drain in the kitchen(the cable ended up coming out of the floor drain 10 ft away!!!!) Some "plumber" must have used sanitary tees instead of Wye's when he piped the drains. I was finally able to get the cable down a 2" handwash sink line and fed in 90 ft of 7/8" with just a spring head until i hit the grease trap...SUCCESS!!!!! This was last friday...I get a call today...it's backed up again. Now they said that they put some grease treatment down there...so do you think that it's chunks of grease that fell off the walls of the pipe??? OR do you think that it might be a collapsed(not sure if it's all PVC) pipe? I am also curious since I don't own a jetter just yet, what's the best liquid pipe cleaner that's made for cleraing out the grease?
No announcement yet.
Is it a collapsed line or just grease?