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TxBuilder 04-24-2006 02:53 PM

DIY snaking
All my water lines are plugged up right now. Plumber can't be here till tomorrow afternoon.

I thought about renting a motorized snake and doing it myself.

Is it easy to damage your pipes with a snake?

Aceinstaller 04-24-2006 05:52 PM

depends what you use.

I suggest you buy a snake that fits into a cordless drill to at least get the drains to function enough for use. then have the plumber do a routing with the more complicated setup and bits.


PaPaDan 04-24-2006 05:55 PM

Rental store can show you how to use a power snake. Not hard and not much chance of doing any damage

woodworkingmenace 04-28-2006 08:07 AM

If they are plugged up, is it because you have galvanized piping?
If you do, then the best thing to do would be to replace the entire set up. You DONT want to "root out" galvanized piping, because all your going to do is get rust stirred up, and all kind of gunk.
(Believe me, I did this, when I first got this house I am living in, I rooted out all the pipes by shoving a rod through them, and then got to thinking, what am I doing? I am NOT going to DRINK out of this pipe after all the rust I have seen coming out of them! So, I went and put plastic lines in, until I got around to putting in 3/4 copper piping later on.


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