Unclogging Drains


Which drains require you to get on the roof? E.g., I unclogged a bathroom tub with a snake via the overflow plate opening. It wasn't necessary to mount the roof. Yet plumbers do get on the roof for some unclogging jobs. So when is this necessary? Thanks.
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 01:32:38 GMT, Home@Home. (Old Guy) wrote:

When a squirrel plugs a vent?
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On 8/28/2010 18:32, Old Guy wrote:

It's easier to run a snake down the vent opening than to remove a toilet. Just one example.
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 01:32:38 GMT, Home@Home. (Old Guy) wrote:

You can use the roof vent to run down the 3" cutter head. That won't go through the tub drain. The alternative is to pull a crapper. That may be a can of worms they don't want to open.
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On Aug 28, 9:32 pm, Home@Home. (Old Guy) wrote:

Easier to go up a ladder than to remove a toilet to get at the larger waste pipe, usually done when all the drains in the house are clogged or the toilet backs up.
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