urinal stoppages

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  1. Peevee

    Peevee New Member

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    Any tips on clearing urinal stoppages? I've got a new job and it's a service type plumbing job.
     
  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    Take it off the wall and run a healthy snake through the drain to open it up.
     
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  4. Cass

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    Urinals can be nastier than toilets to open lines on.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    urinal

    A gallon of Muriatic acid one half at at time poured slowly into the urinal.
     
  6. Peevee

    Peevee New Member

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    is there another name for muriatic acid? I have been warned that thrift will damage the porcelain
     
  7. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    It won't harm vitrus china.........
     
  8. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    muriatic = hydrochloric. Commonly used in pool maintenance, so it's readily available.
     
  9. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    I have had it etch toilet bowls.
     
  10. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    Yes, but don't leave it in there for a prolonged time. Maybe that toilet was not in good condition. I never have seen that and I've seen a bunch......
     
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