Froaen sewer line
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Froaen sewer line (by Carolyn [MO]) Jan 8, 2018 10:25 AM
       Froaen sewer line (by David [MI]) Jan 8, 2018 10:31 AM
       Froaen sewer line (by plenty [MO]) Jan 8, 2018 11:16 AM
       Froaen sewer line (by j [IN]) Jan 8, 2018 11:21 AM
       Froaen sewer line (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 8, 2018 11:37 AM
       Froaen sewer line (by Carolyn [MO]) Jan 8, 2018 12:29 PM
       Froaen sewer line (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2018 1:42 PM

Froaen sewer line (by Carolyn [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 10:25 AM

I need tips on how to thaw a frozen sewer line. --136.33.xx.xx

Froaen sewer line (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 10:31 AM

Where is it? is it buried in the foundation or accessible?

Froaen sewer line (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 11:16 AM

pour in hot water? wait it out ? Call a plumber to snake?

Froaen sewer line (by j [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 11:21 AM

Last year the preferred method was a jetter. I called a plumber that uses his jetter alot during the winter and it was expensive. I went to clog hog . com and bought an adapter for my pressure washer to turn it into a jetter and the next week had another frozen line so I got to try it. It worked great! So a jetter is my answer for frozen sewer lines. The plumber didn't even use hot water just straight water out of the water spicket.

Froaen sewer line (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 11:37 AM

Depending on where the problem is, I have put a hose into the line, pushed it down to the clog and run the water. Even cold water is much warmer than ice and the water shooting out the hose onto the clog also wears it down. Once it is free, keep running water with the hose to get rid of as much as possible. Make sure you have a back flow prevent on the faucet and you don't use the hose for much else except sewers after that. You also have to have a place for that water to drain as it backs up, until the drain is open.

I have also forced rock salt and brine into the line, let it sit a bit, then go for the hose if that doesn't work. Some line jetting companies or plumbing snakes can get at it, but with all the same issues above.

Mine ended up being a small misaligned break in the pipe that did not drain fully. So I had to redo the piping come spring anyway. --96.236.xx.xx

Froaen sewer line (by Carolyn [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 12:29 PM

This is at a rental that belongs to a friend, not one of mine. I haven't actually seen it, but my understanding is it is under a concrete garage floor with access through a drain in the floor. It is now backed up through the drain.

We went to Home Depot and bought a ZEP product I found online that is supposed to thaw frozen sewer lines. I also loaned a heat gun.

I came home, and my friend has now gone to his rental to try to thaw it out. It helps some that it is warmer today. --136.33.xx.xx

Froaen sewer line (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 1:42 PM

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