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  • Cleared My First Sink From A Vent Today....

    Mid 1800's home, long story short everything I tried the damn cable would run up the vent. Drilled a 1/2" hole in the vent pipe located in a cupboard and got her drinking water in no time.

    Very lucky I had access to the vent pipe.

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    Re: Cleared My First Sink From A Vent Today....

    How did you plug up the hole?
    Roots beware of the C snake with shark teeth.

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      Re: Cleared My First Sink From A Vent Today....

      Originally posted by kol 15 View Post
      How did you plug up the hole?


      Home owner said he was going to hardware store to find a 1/2" plastic/rubber plug.

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        Re: Cleared My First Sink From A Vent Today....

        Cut a no hub, then we'll u know.
        I had a customer who's building's tub were very difficult. Used to go in wall and do this as well. They were back to back and we'd go from one tub trap to the other and wouldn't go down. But after I got better I can now get the cable to go down with a few tricks more now than when I started out.

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          Re: Cleared My First Sink From A Vent Today....

          Back in the day when I was a wee lad, my dad used to drill a hole in the vent, and place a cork in the hole and tape it in place with electrical tape. This was before no-hub fittings and ferncos were around. He tell them they should have him install a proper clean out. For those that do not know how with out a fernco, on galvanized pipe you cut it thread it and use a durham IPS by hub fitting, cast iron you use a sision fitting
          Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
          A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
          Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
          Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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