sewer line degreaser

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Old 02-01-09, 04:54 PM
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sewer line degreaser

Looking for recommendations for a treatment for a cast iron sewer line that is in otherwise in good shape but has a considerable build up of greasy sludge. Unlike most home sewer problems the sludge in this line is largely comprised of mineral oil (baby oil) not food oils. The plumber who cleaned it out last week said that while he got the sewer running, it was still about 50% clogged and recommended a terpene-based "maintainer" called Reddi-Flow which he sells for $30 a gallon.... about two months treatment. Any other ideas?
 
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yeah!!!!!!

call a company that has a jetter !!!!
 
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Old 02-02-09, 05:36 PM
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call a company that has a jetter...
I was told that because I don't have an outdoor cleanout I would have to sign a release saying I wouldn't sue them if all the sewage blew back into the basement and I was told that probably would happen. Should I contact another company?
 
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they should be able to use a air inflated plug to block the back flow from the jetter. does this sewer connect to the public sanitary sewer or do you have a septic system? you need to quit dumping oil or grease down the sewer line no matter which system you have. I also would take this time to install a outside clean out to help in maintainance.

if we're not supposed to eat animals why are they made out of meat?
 
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sewer line degreaser

We had our line degreased. It backed up all over our floor. Lucky for us, thebasement is not finished so a quick bleach scrub and rinse did the trick. You should make sure that they snake the line FIRST before they degrease and that "might" help it not backup.

Also, they can start at lower pressure and then build it up.
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