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Drains rods stuck

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ian H, 16 Feb 2018.

  1. Ian H

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    What can I do to get them back?
     
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    If there is another manhole further down stream then it may be possible to push them to that manhole and recover them by pulling them out from there. You may need to borrow a few more rods.

    Other wise dig, and open up the pipe. If they ae stuck as a point then maybe it is a damaged pope and digging will be nexessary to repair the pipe.
     
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  3. Ian H

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    Sorry, forgot to mention, they are on the roof :eek:

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    It's a job I'm on today, I just looked up to see where about the SVP is and saw 8mtrs of rods in the gutter :LOL::LOL:
     
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    The mind has been truly boggled.........How did they get up there ?

    Ladders ?
     
  5. Dan Robinson

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    Possibly left up there by whoever cleared the gutters last. I know two people that have a rod set left on their roof just for this reason.

    Mind you - the roof is a fair bit higher and bigger than this example.
     
  6. Ian H

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    Someone tried to unblock the drain.

    Worst thing is they have dug all over the garden to find the pipe then given up and left the mess for us.

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    :eek: ... For Fooks Sake .... :eek:

    I'd be getting the polis onto them for that nonsense!! Got to be a law against that somewhere!!
     
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    Quicker to just demolish the house, clear the site and start from scratch:rolleyes::LOL:
     
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    [Quickly checks calendar to make sure it's not the first day of April] :)
     
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  10. As it's Ian that started this post, you don't really need to check the date.
     
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    I blame the magpies.
     
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  12. I'm sure the emus got something got do with it. Wouldn't trust that bird further than I could throw it.
     
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    LOL!. Don't want an emu and a Rod on the roof at the same time. Didn't do poor Rod any favours. :)
     
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    I used to share drain duties with a colleague on the Council, he'd do one week, I'd do next, etc. If we were quiet, he'd ring himself up with a job to get a callout... :LOL:

    Went to a job one day, opened the back of the van, and half the rods were missing. I made the mistake of asking my colleague where the missing kit was, he informed me it was in 'Park Road'. When I enquired further, he told me they were down some woman's sewer.... It aspired he'd put about 20 rods down a drain to try and unblock it, and only got 3 back.... :whistle:
     
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    Now, if this was the late 80’s/ early 90’s, I’d be looking around for J.Beadle :LOL:
     
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