clog sewer drain line


Old 06-06-13, 05:22 PM
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clog sewer drain line

I have a clog 28 ft downstream from my drain cleanout to the county sewer line.(33 ft)I think It seems muddy or tree rooty stating at 28 ft,the line is straight back to tat sewer.The line is 4inches in diameter pcv pipe.layed down in the early 80's.I'm by myself and all I think I can rent is a sewer cleaner water jet with 150 reel and 1500 psi.Tried an electric eel 1/2 inch no luck.what do you think
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Old 06-06-13, 06:06 PM
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I don't think a water jet will help much with roots. You need to get a snake with a root-cutter head. I believe they are easily rentable and will be well worth the cost.
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Roots go for the water. If your line is plastic then it is almost certainly the transition joint from your plastic to the municipal clay or concrete pipe. It might make more sense to dig down at this transition and make a better joint. Otherwise you will have a continuing problem.
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Best of all pay for someone to camera the line. Then there is no guessing. You will know what the issue is and how many feet out.

Then take it from there.

I think It seems muddy or tree rooty
( When I hear mud I think colapsed pipe. )

Also jetters cut roots no problem... But 3000 psi min....With proper tip too...
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