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  • Blew out pvc

    Kitchen sink clog, older home re-plumbed in PVC. Run 25 feet or so with 3/8 cable, several turns. Just for the heck of it I go back down to the basement and see a hole in the PVC.

    The hole was in 1 1/2 Crestline brand PVC in a 4" horizontal just below a san tee going into a long 90.
    WTF! It was a good size hole. I could possibly see cable going through a 90 or in old galvanized but not a vertical piece of PVC.

    This brand of PVC brittle? Cracked before and just gave out now? Bad karma?

  • #2
    Re: Blew out pvc

    Probably cell-core pipe


    • #3
      Re: Blew out pvc

      Cracked before is my guess. I've put in miles of Cresline
      No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.


      • #4
        Re: Blew out pvc

        I went through one years agowhen plastic pipe was a new thing
        with an electric EEL 1 1/4" with a C cutter never done that with an un buried plastic pipe again I use the jetter.. But a small machine ? I think it would have to have been broke already.Maybe someone used a poking rod on it sometime.