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  • Ridgid Carbide Tip Tools

    http://www.ridgid.com/Download/K60Cables.pdf

    Shows "Carbide Tip Tools (For Cement Blockages)" We have a customer with underslab heating with concrete from the foundation pour completely blocking a 4" sewer line.

    This is affecting all plumbing on west side of home ~ there is a seperate stack for east side.

    Did an exhaustive search of the forum but did not see anyone that had experience with these tools to break up a solid concrete obstruction. This is not just some floor patch, tile grout or loose debris.

    Before I order and destroy these and charge out the better part of a day plus parts to our customer, can anyone actually say they've been able to get through a 3-month old solid concrete/gravel obstruction in a 4" lateral line using these.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    www.edmontonemergencyplumbing.ca, or visit us on https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ed...61557037236080


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    i'm going to say your only chance of cutting out the concrete is with a forward facing root ranger. if using this going upstream from the open end. need at least 3000 psi and a good 4 gpm or more.

    now if the sewer is plastic, you will probably destroy the plastic with the jet blast and sandy debris blowing off.

    any idea of the amount or distance of concrete.

    rick.
    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 12-15-2012, 12:07 AM.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid Carbide Tip Tools

      Locate, dig, fix, replace.

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      • #4
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        ABS plastic. Could be as much as 9 ft of concrete, but difficult to be certain. This was at the bottom of the 90' where the vertical stack turned to make the lateral run from west-east side of the house ~ enough to plug the lateral and start coming up the vertical.

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        Customer abandoned line and re-plumbed to adjacent area.
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        Last edited by EdmontonEmergencyPlumbing; 12-16-2012, 04:44 PM.
        www.edmontonemergencyplumbing.ca, or visit us on https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ed...61557037236080

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid Carbide Tip Tools

          9 feet or 9 inches of concrete, they made the right move to abandon the line.

          sure hope the homowner didn't eat the cost.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid Carbide Tip Tools

            No idea ~ we were brought in by the builder. Presumably builder or homeowner will approach whomever poured concrete for compensation.
            www.edmontonemergencyplumbing.ca, or visit us on https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ed...61557037236080

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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid Carbide Tip Tools

              so what kind of concrete blackage would these carbide tipped heads work? any pix of them? occasionally i get a call for a blocked line where plasterers/tilers/etc have dumped slurry and other debris into a line blocking it. i've had minimal luck, at best, getting some of these open.
              In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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