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  • #16
    Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

    Good going Rick, tool guys "improvise" when it's time. Sometimes the bear eats you, sometimes you eat the bear .

    What would it cost them for you put in the correct size c/o ?

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    • #17
      Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

      Originally posted by cool tool View Post
      Good going Rick, tool guys "improvise" when it's time. Sometimes the bear eats you, sometimes you eat the bear .

      What would it cost them for you put in the correct size c/o ?
      about 4 hours of work under the house and stubbing to the outside.

      since i have a track record, and the line has lasted on average over 24 months, i doubt there is any reason to pursue it.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #18
        Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

        does anyone here pull the toilet and run a cable through the house main when a suitable outside clean-out isn't available?

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        • #19
          Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

          all the time! lol
          Seattle Drain Service

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          • #20
            Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

            Excuse the ignorance, but I cannot figure out the reasoning behind a "reverse auger" at all.

            A regular cable wound the regular way will do the same thing won't it?

            J.C.

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            • #21
              Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

              Originally posted by Frisco Kid View Post
              does anyone here pull the toilet and run a cable through the house main when a suitable outside clean-out isn't available?
              Most every day. Some prefer the roof vent. I find 4" vents rare, and single story buildings with not-steep roofs without snow on them even more rare around here, so I prefer to pull the toilet.
              This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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              • #22
                Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

                Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
                Most every day. Some prefer the roof vent. I find 4" vents rare, and single story buildings with not-steep roofs without snow on them even more rare around here, so I prefer to pull the toilet.
                I have to hand to you guys that do this work in snow and ice. I lived in Colorado for a while. No way, NO FRIKKIN way could I do this work in those conditions.

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                • #23
                  Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

                  Code here calls for minimum 3 inch sewer vents so in the two largest parishes everyone has at least that. Some nearby parishes only have 2 inch vents. I dont get on two story roofs. Usually spend 5 minutes or so probing for a cleanout, then will jump on the one story roof. No cleanout, no vent access, I will pull commode.

                  If the bathroom is too pretty or the HO is too particular I will run from a 2 inch cleanout with a whip attachment. Running twice with a lot of water.

                  Lenny

                  Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

                  I know, it doesn't make sense.


                  http://www.hebertdraincare.com

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                  • #24
                    Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

                    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                    Excuse the ignorance, but I cannot figure out the reasoning behind a "reverse auger" at all.

                    A regular cable wound the regular way will do the same thing won't it?

                    J.C.
                    no it won't

                    the regular cable will only corkscrew/bite if it's run in a reverse direction.

                    the normal auger is too weak at the welded joint and i broke off 4 in 1 day on a job.

                    with the cable i use, i've never broken it. to corkscrew, you have to run in reverse. never had an issue and it my go to cable/ cutter when there is no other choice.


                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #25
                      Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

                      here we have 1.5 and 2 inch roof vents, unless it's an apartment 3 and 4 inch vents are a thing of the past. We pull a lot of toilets.

                      Originally posted by HebertDrainCare View Post
                      Code here calls for minimum 3 inch sewer vents so in the two largest parishes everyone has at least that. Some nearby parishes only have 2 inch vents. I dont get on two story roofs. Usually spend 5 minutes or so probing for a cleanout, then will jump on the one story roof. No cleanout, no vent access, I will pull commode.

                      If the bathroom is too pretty or the HO is too particular I will run from a 2 inch cleanout with a whip attachment. Running twice with a lot of water.
                      No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

                        We have 3" and 4" vents but I refuse to go on roofs. Typically I'll install a cleanout where posible, or refer them to my local plumber if the toilet has to be lifted.
                        www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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                        • #27
                          Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

                          You have to have the same size vent as lateral [ side sewer back East] on the U.P.C.,
                          I thought ! Do people have less than a 4" lateral on single family homes in this country?
                          Do some homes have a 2" vent as their largest?
                          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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                          • #28
                            Re: Cleaning a 4'' main from a 1.5'' c/o.

                            Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                            You have to have the same size vent as lateral [ side sewer back East] on the U.P.C.,
                            I thought ! Do people have less than a 4" lateral on single family homes in this country?
                            Do some homes have a 2" vent as their largest?
                            tool, out here pre 1959 was always a 4'' vent for the toilet to match the 4'' main.

                            after 1959, vents could be reduced to 2''. when i find a 4'' vent, i know it's old and typically a straight shot down the wall.

                            2'' can be an issue with vent 90's

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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