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  • toolaholic
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    Down the vent

    My neighbor, and good Buddy, had a sink blockage last week. Flat roof went through the 1 1/2" roof vent with My old k-375 3/8" cable. I was amazed how far out I felt resistance. Cleared it ,but not cleaned it ,I feel. Sink line is 2" Galvy. I want to return later and do a better job,so here's My question. I want some new cutters for grease.
    What are the best Pin style cutters to scour the galvy? Tanks Tool

  • SewerRat
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    Originally posted by idlplumb View Post
    A well-greased plumber who had rolled around in 3 days worth of sewage in the crawlspace all day made for a disgusting smelling truck on the ride home.
    There, fixed it for ya.

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  • idlplumb
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    I once got called to a home where the previous plumber literally destroyed a wye trying to clear the drain. 3 days worth of sewage in the crawlspace made for a disgusting smelling truck on the ride home.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    i too have used a closet auger on a 2'' shower trap. 6' is usually all it takes to clear.

    rick.

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  • Gettinit
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    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    I usually only see galvy on the dirty arm and am starting to use my closet auger more and more. The regular bulb end cleans well enough and is flexible to get into the stack.
    Best way for the arm IMO.

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  • gear junkie
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    Last edited by gear junkie; 06-13-2018, 07:19 PM.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    a 4 blade cutter will do the best as far as cable machines go. a jetter will do the best as far as a choice of machines go.

    a sectional open wind high speed cable like a k-50 with 4 blade cutter and instant clutch will will do the best as far as a snake goes. 3 to 4 gpm on a 2'' line at 3000-4000 psi will clean what's left.

    rick.

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  • Gettinit
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    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    Don't do it. Sometimes you'll try to do such a good job that you'll knock a hole in the galv pipe. Very easy to damage it.
    What do you use as far as heads go....no drum/sectional question here, just heads.

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  • stxrus
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    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    Don't do it. Sometimes you'll try to do such a good job that you'll knock a hole in the galv pipe. Very easy to damage it.
    agreed. did a camera job this morning where the knucklehead that came before me busted a whole in the old pipe. it seems he was over zealous and caused more problems than he fixed

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  • gear junkie
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    Last edited by gear junkie; 06-13-2018, 07:18 PM.

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