cloged drain

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by texasitty, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. texasitty

    texasitty New Member

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    OK thanks to all the help i got .i REPLACED ALL MY PIPES ,BUT MY MAIN
    IS PLUGED I HAVE THE TOILET OFF. SHOULD I LEAVE IT OFF SO A PLUMBER CAN RUN THE SNAKE DOWN THERE. SINCE IT IS RIGHT THERE LAST TIME THEY WENT FROM THE ROOF VENT AND THAT DID NOT LAST VERY LONG.THE CLOG IS BETWEEN THERE AND THE TEE ABOUT 15 FEET AWAY .BECAUSE THE OTHER HALF OF THE HOUSE IS FINE.AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME....
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Leave it off and let him decide where to snake from.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    toilet

    I usually hate it when the customer removes the toilet because then I just have to spend additional time replacing it. Whether the plumber can use that opening or not depends on how you did the piping when you replaced it. Usually the answer is that it is not the best place and requires much more time to do it from there. The only difference between using the roof, or the toilet is how much extra cable it requires, so if the last time did not last long, it would not have been any different if he had used the toilet. The cause of the clog, and how long it takes to regenerate itself, determines how effective the snaking will be and how long it lasts.
  4. patrick88

    patrick88 Plumber

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    The drain machines work best the closer you are to the clog.
    It can be hard to run a snake through a closet bend, but it is sometimes the best place.
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