Asked to sort out a blocked downpipe on a hotel today. Cast iron pipe
coming down from roof into a hopper, then a smaller diameter pipe down to
Piggin plastic drinks bottle had somehow entered the top pipe at roof level
& become jammed in the hopper. Top of the bottle was inside the top pipe,
bottom wouldn't go any further into the lower pipe.
Spent half an hour prodding, hacking, pulling to no avail. Finally managed
to get a piece of string around the neck & attacked the bottle with a hot
air paint stripper gun. After a few mins it started to buckle & shrink the
point where I could pull it out.
I was going to leave the hot air gun off the van since I don't use it much
Dave - The Medway Handyman
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