I saw a plumber cleaning out some pipes at a relatives house, and I
became upset to my stomach and nearly vomited from seeing what was in
there. The smell alone was enough to make me nauseus. When I got
home I could not sleep for several nights, because I was thinking
there might be some of that stuff in my pipes. The pipes are inside
my house and I cant live in the house knowing this stuff is inside my
home. Ever since I saw that, I have been letting the water run in all
the sinks and the bathtub all night long. When I am done with the
toilet, I flush it 12 or more times. I especially can not live with
the thought that there may be fecal matter inside these pipes, inside
my home. I also dump a gallon of bleach down the toilet everytime I
use it. What can I do to be sure that my pipes are completely clean,
and none of that disgusting filth is inside my home?
Dr. Richard Watkins PHD
Now you know why plumbers get the "big bucks"! Don't dump bleach into the
system. You should see the disgusting stuff inside your own G.I. tract! I
recommend that you start drinking heavily. Tom
Work at your leisure!
I can believe that the sight of that gunk could make somebody blow lunch,
but I hope you're kidding about the sleepless nights, running the water, and
the turdophopia thing. I know you're kidding about the PhD because you
didn't use a lttle h. But rest assured that the gunk accumulates mainly in
the traps, and that most of the total length of your pipes is clear. I guess
DIY is out of the question, so you could hire a plumber to snake your pipes
from all the cleanout points. Oh by the way, the gunk is mosly hair, and it
collects mostly in the shower, sink, and tub where giant disgusting turds
don't keep it cleared away.
The pipes don't hold a candle to the septic tank and field lines.....
I used to install/repair sewer systems, and I didn't make 100k a year
doing it either....(unfortunately...that probably wouldn't have been
enough to make up for what you go through)
You should see the look on folks faces when you dig up a clogged field
line and 10,000 multi-colored used rubbers come running out in the
yard.....(the ladies usually turn beet red...the guys usually leave...)
You can't 'idiot proof' anything....every time you try, they just make
OMG -- the toilet is one thing, but what was in their pipes that was so
bad?? FWIW, a bucket of boiling water down the drains every week does
some good for flushing out gunk like soap scum. Doesn't do anything for
hair though, which is plenty gross as it is.
Build an outhouse.
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You need an electrical pressure washer to put in the toilet, and turbo flush
it. Get one about 1.8 GPM and 1500 PSI. Hook up the garden hose, and the
electric. Just stick it into the bowl, and pull the trigger. Clears drain
very nicely in your case.
LOL! I had a friend who did all my handyman/plumber duties at a small
apartment building I owned. One day, the sewer backed up on the same day I
went into foot surgery. I apologized for not being able to be his helper in
the project and he said to me, "That's OK, I didn't want you to see me with
sewer debris up to my armpits. I want you to remember for how I am, not for
what I do."
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