Re: Main Line Cleaning
Posted by hj on February 11, 2004 at 21:06:22:
In response to Re: Main Line Cleaning
It is a CYA warning, similar to the ones that warn you not to look down the barrel of a gun if you are trying to check whether it works or not. The acid is just going to flow in a small stream on the bottom of the pipe so it will not likely cause a problem with the pipe, but neither will it unplug any stoppage. If the pipe is full of water because it is plugged, then the acid will be so diluted that it will still not cause a problem with the pipe, and will still not unplug it. Call a plumber to snake the line.

: I was looking to use one of the sulfuric acid-based main line cleaners in my very old system. On the warning label it stated that since it dissolves all organic material you need to be careful since organic material may be sealing leaks that you want to stay sealed.

: I know I have at least a couple of small cracks in my clay line. Is there really a risk of opening up all kinds of new leaks using one of these products?

: Thanks

: Jim Mericle

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