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Thread #59418 Message #2302064
Posted By: Rapparee
31-Mar-08 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
A garden hose wouldn't have the pressure to do the job, and you'd just get a backup of really awful stuff to clean up (personal experience). Now, if you are friendly with the fire department, THEY have hoses with the pressure necessary for the job....
I'm assuming you're on city sewer and not on a septic. If so, measure and see if the problem might be the city's and not yours. If you're on a septic just call the septic cleaner-outer people.
There might be, as Amos says, a cleanout further along (in the basement?). You might need only a few extra feet to reach the clog.
You could also float dynamite sticks down the drain pipe. I suggest electrical detonation if you use this option, as fuses might burn a bit too fast and you'd have to replace the wall of your house instead of just your lawn or driveway.