Help! snake in the drain

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  1. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha sorry, not a real snake. But dh just broke off 50ft of snake in our drain. Any idea of how to get it out? I had a bad feeling about him playing plumber today. I just know this is bad. Im having visions of bulldozers in our front yard. [​IMG]
     
  2. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Well, there should be a way... like how far down did it break off? Can you actually see it or is it so far in that you don't know how far it is?
     
  3. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He can touch it but not grab it or see it.
     
  4. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Does he have an oil filter wrench with a rubber grip? He might be able to somehow get the grip around the snake and twist it on there so it doesn't slip.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm betting that he is not a happy guy right about now. Roto-rooter or some similar group must have a way of retrieving broken snakes. This must have happened to other people. Good luck at resolving this.
     
  6. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate old houses and old plumbing, now he saws it slipped down farther and can't reach it. So now the real fun begins. Thanks
     
  7. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    Geez I thought you ment a real snake!! Sounds like a real one would be less than a problem than this!!
    Good luck getting it fixed!!
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    If you cannot see or reach it through the drain you may have to go to the nearest cleanout and get it from there, that is what they were put there for. It is an access area for plumbing emergencies, trouble is in some homes it may be hard to find it. Tell us more about where he was working and what drain, more info and I can help, Contractor here.

    AL
     
  9. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're probably going to have to breech the piping downstream to access and remove the snake. Hope it's not embedded in concrete.
     
  10. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Depending where it is he may be able to reach if from somewhere else inside the house...
     

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