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Old 08-30-2015, 07:58 PM
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Nothing was flowing out of our house for the past couple of days and I spent $150 on chemicals to try to clear it but nothing worked. Today I gave up and I called a plumber that has done business with us before but he wouldn't come until Monday. I called a buddy of mine that is a large contractor and he gave me the name of his plumbing guy so I called him, he wanted $300 just to come to the house on a Sunday.

I called another plumber that happens to live really close and he came over and decided it wasn't something that he wanted to get into. My wife said why don't you just call someone like Roto Rooter, so I did call Roto Rooter about 9a this morning. They said they should be able to get someone to the house b4 noon but they would call to let me know when someone was on their way. I got a call that the plumber was on the way and he was here within 20 minutes.

He ran a camera down the sewer clean up pipe that is in my yard and seen the problem. He got the power snake out and he cleared the plug within 10 minutes from pulling in my drive way! I had been screwing around for days trying to clear the plug and within 10 minutes the Roto guy had it done! All of this on a Sunday for $127! Great service, great work, highly recommend them!

Now lets hear everyone that had a bad experience with them?
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Treat your toilet like a boat...Anything that doesn't go through your body doesn't get flushed...

That means condoms, toilet paper, q-tips, tampons, anything...

If you don't poop it out, you swish it out of the toilet and throw it away.

You'll never have another clogged drain again.
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oh, forgot to add, Flush a pack of fleschman's yeast down your commode every month. They cost 1.39 for a 3 pack in the baking isle at wherever you buy food.
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Originally Posted by outerbanxer View Post
Treat your toilet like a boat...Anything that doesn't go through your body doesn't get flushed...

That means condoms, toilet paper, q-tips, tampons, anything...

If you don't poop it out, you swish it out of the toilet and throw it away.

You'll never have another clogged drain again.
I would rather call Roto-Rooter once every twenty years and spend the $150
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Originally Posted by outerbanxer View Post
Treat your toilet like a boat...Anything that doesn't go through your body doesn't get flushed...

That means condoms, toilet paper, q-tips, tampons, anything...

If you don't poop it out, you swish it out of the toilet and throw it away.

You'll never have another clogged drain again.
Is that a joke? Been living with a septic system for 15 years and not a single service call. If you like to fish out shitty toilet paper enjoy! Yeast? You know how much bacteria is in a septic tank? Yeast will live about 5 seconds.
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Originally Posted by outerbanxer View Post
Treat your toilet like a boat...Anything that doesn't go through your body doesn't get flushed...
First Rule of Septic Tank Club.

Originally Posted by outerbanxer View Post
oh, forgot to add, Flush a pack of fleschman's yeast down your commode every month.
Second Rule: error in logic. Please refer to Rule #1.
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I would rather call Roto-Rooter once every twenty years and spend the $150
haha...no doubt. The hotel I stayed at in Costa Rica asked guest to not flush toilet paper, so I obliged. I didn't want to get arrested in Latin America for breaking the poop laws. But in the good 'ol USA, the paper is getting flushed.
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haha...no doubt. The hotel I stayed at in Costa Rica asked guest to not flush toilet paper, so I obliged. I didn't want to get arrested in Latin America for breaking the poop laws. But in the good 'ol USA, the paper is getting flushed.
And WHAT did you do with the TP? How could this NOT be a major health hazard????????
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Originally Posted by Mark O. View Post
haha...no doubt. The hotel I stayed at in Costa Rica asked guest to not flush toilet paper, so I obliged. I didn't want to get arrested in Latin America for breaking the poop laws. But in the good 'ol USA, the paper is getting flushed.
recently stayed at a couple of hotels in greece, no tp in toilets. special little can to deposit used tp .
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You can't put the tp in there because their economy is taking up all available space.
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You can't put the tp in there because their economy is taking up all available space.
You're saying their economy is flush with money?
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I'm saying it is in the crapper.
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Thanks for the reminder its been 5 years time to get 'er pumped. With just the 2 of us and weekend kids it is still amazing the amount of Toilet Paper that is in there on top when he comes to vacuum it out. Holy crap. That stuff is not very biodegradable - you would think they could make something that would self-destruct in a year or so.
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What a crappy thread!!
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I've lived on septic my whole life.

Only problem I've ever had was when the cast iron pipe going into the tank rusted/broke.

The leak eventually washed out the dirt underneath the pipe and the broken pipe shifted down, cutting off most of the flow to the tank.

Had to dig it out and replace a section of pipe.
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Originally Posted by Mark O. View Post
haha...no doubt. The hotel I stayed at in Costa Rica asked guest to not flush toilet paper, so I obliged. I didn't want to get arrested in Latin America for breaking the poop laws. But in the good 'ol USA, the paper is getting flushed.
Mexico is the same way, maybe not in the resort towns (I don't know, never been to that part) but in the rest of Mexico they don't flush tp.
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OK. Had a tenant, nice lady, paid her rent on time, but not too smart. Calls me one day when I was out of town. Her mother was visiting and took a bath and now the tub wouldn't drain, pipe was clogged. I didn't know at the time that she always showered and it was the first bath that had been taken since she moved in.

Normally I would immediately take a look before calling anyone, but since I couldn't - and was extremely busy that day, just told her to call someone, take care of it and we would settle up when I returned. She obviously called the biggest ad in the Yellow Pages plumbing section.

They sent cameras and snakes down the drain, they oohed and aahed and sympathized with her before finally fixing the linkage for the plug. Yes, the plug was broken, which they must have known the second they looked at the tub; and I got a bill for $350.

Must have been a different franchise.

FWIW. I flip houses and have NEVER had a septic inspection that passed. What a racket! Family of three have lived for 5 years with a "bad drain-field" No pump-outs, no worries.
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Actually the plug was grease, toothpaste, and food stuff. I never knew that toothpaste isn't water soluble but according to the Roto guy he see's it all the time. He told us that the dishwasher is usually responsible for putting small pieces of food into the plumbing.

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