Had a code red call today. 6:00 am. Research facility for primates.2 other plumbers had already been called out and could not relieve the stoppage. I get there meet my contact , get dressed in our decontamination outfits and in we go. Get to the room they are having the issues in and there are about 2-3 doz. monkeys in there . Caged of course. Well they have a trough drain about 10" wide x 10" deep by about 20' or so from each end . And it is full of yep monkey pee and poopthe thing had been stopped up for 2 weeks one guy told me. The smell was really bad. So got busy snaking . K-60 of course 3" drain line w/ 5/8" cables. I tried different heads trying to get through the trap . Funnel auger went through but would not relieve the stoppage . So . I remembered someone named Rick . Thanks Rick for telling me about his AWSOME reverse auger. I did make one but had not quite finished it with the heat treating etc. I said time for the secret weapon. Pulled out the cables I had run , put on the auger cable and in no time saw the water level slowly dropping in the trough. Pulled back a few time and power flushed with the hose. Because of all the hair and what not in the drain the only thing that was making it was the reverse auger..I will post pictures of what the reverse auger retrieved . It is quite unbelievable . Now what they really need is a jetter but thats later. Just wanted to share my sucess story with the reverse auger
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