Yesterday I got a call for a main sewer stoppage, in the well to do section of town. Well it turned out to be just another whole house trap stoppage. I cleared the trap with my trusty closet auger to get it to flow. Next I chiseled out the 3 1/2" brass plug on the house (inlet) side of the trap buried in the floor to clear the inlet. Double gloved up and I reach in to remove the big glob of crap blocking the inlet to the trap. What do i find, well it wasn't a $100,000.00 diamond. It was a heroin junkies used hypodermic needle. The homeowner later tells me his kid is a addict and is HIV+. Well I did not get stuck with the damn thing, thank god. So when your working in the field don't take any thing for granted. I still don't know how it got past the trap in the toilet. You have to guard against the worst no matter where you are. I am posting this as food for thought for the rest of you. Have a happy and safe 4th of July.
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House traps on the serious side.