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  • urnial

    best way to clean a urnial and do you charge more for such work

  • #2
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    If it has an integral trap, pull it off the wall. If it has a removable P-trap under it remove the P-trap. Once you gained access to the pipe the power rod the line, then ensure the urinal itself is clean, rehang the urinal or replace the p-trap, test flush and look for leaks.

    The only more would be a new seal for the wall hung integral trap urinal.
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    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
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    • #3
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      thanks I just did not like to remove wall hung urnials because it seems I have a hard time with leaks. Most of the jobs I do are just clean out caps and pipes below the sink

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      • #4
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        Just make sure you have a new urinal seal, new o-ring for the Sloan valve supply pipe and you should be all set.
        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

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        • #5
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          I guess I am just going to have to get it and have those parts on hand.

          Thanks

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          • #6
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            Muriatic acid......but that cheese turns to stone in that piping. It'll get it flowing though.
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            • #7
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              Will that damage the seal to the flange?

              Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
              Muriatic acid......but that cheese turns to stone in that piping. It'll get it flowing though.
              No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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              • #8
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                You mean the rubber on the spud? Nope!
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                • #9
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                  how long does it take for the acid to work

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                  • #10
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                    well, I meant the rubber or wax ring holding it to the waste outlet. Is that the spud?
                    I've only installed/worked on a handful of urinals.
                    Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                    You mean the rubber on the spud? Nope!
                    Last edited by MoJourneyman; 06-07-2009, 09:07 PM. Reason: clarity
                    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                    • #11
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                      I have always called that brass flange a urinal spud. Ron gave good advice about the flushometer tailpiece o-ring. That's a key one right there. I usually pull urinals, back rod them, clean any "sugar" out of the drain line and re-hang them. I figure 1.5 hours per urinal.

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                      • #12
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                        My turn signal has a few dozen of them o rings on it. I hate it when I work on a Sloan valve and not having a replacement o ring.
                        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

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                          Muriatic acid......but that cheese turns to stone in that piping. It'll get it flowing though.
                          Just last friday I was contemplating this exact idea! My Best Plumbing salesman sells urinal cleaner that is Hydrochloric acid. Researching this, I found Muriatic acid is another name for it. I have 2 gallons of Muriatic sold as RV cleaner. But, I don't know the mix rate? I fugured to pour a quart in and let it set over the weekend, then flush it. How does that sound?
                          I've got 50 urinals on campus, something needs to work.
                          God Bless You Super Good!!!

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                          • #14
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                            If you want to use a chemical go for some Calci-Solve Stuff works great. I also use it in tank type water closets. Pour a quart down the overflow tube and let it sit for 10 minutes. The water closet will flush like brand new. http://www.nycoproducts.com/products.asp?pid=79
                            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

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by coldbluff View Post
                              thanks I just did not like to remove wall hung urnials because it seems I have a hard time with leaks. Most of the jobs I do are just clean out caps and pipes below the sink
                              i know what you mean.

                              try this; before you remove the fixture, mark the wall and the bottom of the urinal with a pencil or marker. this will help when re-installing.

                              Vince

                              i like to coat the new gasket with some wax. sticks to the spud really good eh.

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