Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Help... What Is This....

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Help... What Is This....

    What is the white colored stuff at the bottom of most every seam in this 1920's 6" sewer ?




  • #2

    Comment


    • #3
      fats, soaps, and greases. maybe some type of concrete mastic to seal the joints.
      ~~

      ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Plumber Punky View Post
        fats, soaps, and greases. maybe some type of concrete mastic to seal the joints.



        That's what I was thinking as the Eel expansion blades didn't phase it. Looks to be worn down in the center from the water/waste running though over the years.

        Comment


        • #5
          I think it's probably mortar from the joint. Must have been a little too frisky with the trowel

          Comment


          • #6
            See it every so often. If a jetter , root ranger struggles to blast it in seconds, then its mortar. Grease tends to cling to the top and sides as it floats.

            Rick.
            phoebe it is

            Comment


            • #7
              Tile installed recently? looks like Grout. Time to Break out the Jetter.
              "don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been"

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Plumbingbyjay View Post
                Tile installed recently? looks like Grout. Time to Break out the Jetter.

                Jay, people here tell me a cable machine can handle every drain problem.

                David

                Comment


                • PLUMBER RICK
                  PLUMBER RICK commented
                  Editing a comment
                  as you see, more and more are getting into jetting probably based on the photos we post and jobs we discuss. some spend as little as $1000.00 on a jetter that with the right nozzle will cut through almost anything. some spend 50,000 that will also cut through anything and on a faster and larger scale.
                  my first machine was a 2hp. electric pressure washer that i converted to a jetter with pulsation. that was well over 20 years ago and i still have it and don't use it anymore. but it takes time to go from 2hp electric to 50 hp diesel. lots of customers and jobs to warrant the cost.

                  i know you just got your mongoose jetter so you and i know what a jetter is capable of doing. just like propress and cameras. eventually jetters will become more of a common piece of equipment. we just happen to be leading the charge.

                  rick.

              • #9
                Originally posted by Dhal22 View Post


                Jay, people here tell me a cable machine can handle every drain problem.

                David
                hahahaha.....sorry. I'll control myself.
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

                Comment


                • #10
                  Originally posted by Dhal22 View Post


                  Jay, people here tell me a cable machine can handle every drain problem.

                  David


                  There is definitely a time & place for a jetter. Some are repeatedly using them on jobs where a cable machine would be more practical for both sides, overkill.....

                  Comment


                  • #11
                    Originally posted by AssTyme View Post



                    There is definitely a time & place for a jetter. Some are repeatedly using them on jobs where a cable machine would be more practical for both sides, overkill.....

                    Agreed. It's the opinion that a jetter is never needed that I don't agree with.

                    David

                    Comment


                    • #12
                      I've had several jobs recently that would be much better suited for a jetter.
                      3" or 3.4" cleanout on 4" CI into 6" clay. A lot of the stacks these cleanouts are on dump into the lateral via a Tee on its back. Nearly impossible to get the Eel or Ridge expanding cutter to make that turn.
                      4" downspouts into 6" clay via a Tee on its back are another PITA that I run into a lot as the only practical access point to the sewer.
                      I also see a LOT of Tee's on their side as the sanitary transitions to into the main house lateral. Those can be a nightmare with the bigger cutters as the cable can flip when you hit a hard blockage.
                      A cart jetter is in my future for sure, maybe a small trailer or skid mount if I can hook into some bigger jobs that would justify the GPM.

                      Comment


                      • #13
                        Fish some of it out and give it a taste lol
                        sigpic

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X