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Re: OT, Old cast iron pipe clogging question?

Jason Roehl
Couple things.

Someone else mentioned this—I’ve seen it happen to a restaurant that some friends had going. A standard end on a powered snake will often only poke a small hole in a grease clog that then quickly re-clogs. The jet cleaning can overcome this.

Second, the cutter ends on a power snake can work wonders, especially if they’re sized close to the ID of the pipe—they’ll scrape all sorts of stuff off the walls of the pipe.

Also, when I run a snake at work, we have some thick, heavy cowhide gloves that have steel embedded in them for feeding the snake into the pipe. I wear a pair of vinyl gloves underneath. I also try not to think too much about the occasional drip that hits me in the face as I’m pulling the snake out…

Jason

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