Announcement

Announcement Module
Collapse

How To Post Images

Want to know the how to upload images to your posts? Image Posting Tutorial
See more
See less

A new one for me.

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • A new one for me.

    A new one for me.

    I was called out on a service call Friday. It was a local pool installer.

    The installer was pressure testing the piping filtration system. It is all 4” high pressure pipe. He didn’t have a 4” test bag, instead he used a 3”. Well needless to say once he turned on the pumps the 3” test bag was suck into the system. I had to run 215 foot of cable to get the test bag out. the whole system was 90 degree bends so jetting it out would not work.

    Here are some pics taken with my cell phone.
    Attached Files
    Sent From The StoolBus

    www.appletondrainandsewer.com

    Appleton WI, 54915
    1-920-284-7471

  • #2
    Re: A new one for me.

    Nice work getting that thing out. What machine did you use and cutter assembly?
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: A new one for me.

      215' through a bunch of tight bends?! 1/2" cable?

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: A new one for me.

        I used one K750 not enough cable so I grabbed my other one and dropped an additional 100’ more linked together with a retrieve on the end.
        Sent From The StoolBus

        www.appletondrainandsewer.com

        Appleton WI, 54915
        1-920-284-7471

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: A new one for me.

          I was able to run ¾” all new 4” pipe, under normal circumstances I would have not done this but it was new pipe and no breaks or question on the pipe itself.

          It was high pressure schedule 40 pipe


          It ran like a dream, but I did have a flexible leader on the end to make the 90s, the retriever helped as well. Once I felt a really hard spot I pretty much knew I had the test plug or a drain cover LOL
          Sent From The StoolBus

          www.appletondrainandsewer.com

          Appleton WI, 54915
          1-920-284-7471

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: A new one for me.

            Nice Catch! Love when things work out like that.

            Lenny

            Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

            I know, it doesn't make sense.


            http://www.hebertdraincare.com

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: A new one for me.

              It was kind of nice to clean my cables with pool water. “no shock yet”
              Sent From The StoolBus

              www.appletondrainandsewer.com

              Appleton WI, 54915
              1-920-284-7471

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: A new one for me.

                Whats with that last pic, is that the guy passed out by the pool after he got your bill and realized how much a 1" difference can cost?
                INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: A new one for me.

                  it was a pic of the 2 drains for the pool I walked to and found out the water was higher then my boots
                  Sent From The StoolBus

                  www.appletondrainandsewer.com

                  Appleton WI, 54915
                  1-920-284-7471

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X