Cocrete finishers accidently got concrete in the skimmer box of my
pool & the plumber failed to seal off the 2 inch pipe leading to the
skimmer box. Does anyone know of a chemical that would help break up
the concrete in the PVC pipe and not harm the PVC pipe. I was told
that car anti-freeze may work. I have tried using a 3/8 inch pipe
snake to lossen the conrete, but it tends to bind the snake up more
than it can effectively remove the concrete. I want to leave cutting
out the concrete sidewalk around the skimmer box as a last resort.
On Mar 6, 12:36 pm, email@example.com wrote:
How old is the concrete & how thick (long, deep) is the clog?
If its more than a day old, mechanical removal will be difficult
Pool acid will dissolve but you're going to need a LOT.
Anti-freeze? Never heard of that method.
On Mar 6, 2:36 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you find any solution (!) to the problem, let the world know.
Locally, our ready-mix concrete folks have some mixing drums off their
delivery trucks sitting in the storage yard, victims of concrete
setting up prematurely (some real sad stories there). From the sledge
hammer marks you can tell some desperate attempts were made to salvage
the rigs. If you check the back lots of some of your own local
construction companies, I'm sure you will similar concrete related
gear that has suffered similar mishaps and been retired. Based on
these facts, finding a tidy fix is not too likely.
Personally, I wouldn't waste any time on the disaster. Better get busy
on replacement and repair and talk to the responsible parties about
sharing the cost. Good luck.
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