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Question DetailsAsked on 1/15/2013

I am told that I could try a stop gap method for sewer drain cleaning so that I can wait till spring to replace the sewer line. No gty.

One of the plumbers indicated they could try using a Warthog to try to blast the clog and IF IT WORKS I could possibly wait until spring to replace the sewer line and save quite a bit of money. Cost for the use of Warthog is $700-$800 with no guarantee. If the pipes are cracked or broken will this possibly work, or am I asking for more trouble. Problem with the project is that the ground is frozen adding more cost.....

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if your main line is clog do not throw good money after bad if the pipe are crack it will only make a bad situation worst. tell me what area you r in and could give you better news.

raymond gonzalez

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Answered 7 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez


It really depends on the source of the clog. If the pipe is collapsed you are throwing away your money. As I recall your previous question was regarding clay pipe. Chances are it will collapse as soon as the machine is run through it. It is already quite old and brittle. If the clog is a result of sewage and proper slope doesn't let it flow properly you may be able to get by cleaning it for now but it may not last until spring.

Your best option is to just do it right the first time. There are few things worse than raw sewage backing up in your house.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services


First off how cold is it there that you have to wait till spring to dig it up, or is it a money issue? We do sewer replacements and repairs down to 10 deg. Second there are many times we can open sewers that no one else can. Different things you can do to try to pop the cable through, all depends on the clog. Has anyone tried a bare cable or a diamond or bullet head. I would not take someone's word that its broken until you have a couple different people try to open it. Find a company that don't charge if they can't open the drain, that's a service we offer for second opinions on clogged drains. Good luck!

Tim Littrell
Littrell Plumbing

Answered 7 years ago by hockeycoachtim

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