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Snaking the pipes

I snaked out my pipes recently, but not like this. If I get bitten on my nether regions by a snake crawling in the pipes, there will be gunshots and a broken toilet involved.

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Actually not that uncommon, especially in rural areas where you have septic systems rather than city sewer lines. We had a pretty large snake (maybe 5 ft) in the back tank of a toilet at our camp house when I was a kid. My dad used the barrel of a 12 gauge to flip it out of the toilet onto the floor, then blasted it. There are still pellet marks in the wood flooring of the camp house, 40+ years later. I’ve known several other people that reported the same thing.

So, before going, always check to make sure there’s toilet paper, that the seat is down, and there’s no snake. You don’t forget more than once.

Now that your pipes have been “snaked” in the mechanical sense, what are the plans to have them scoped? There must be something that’s causing the problems, my money is on a dip in the pipe somewhere that collects debris, which is a self-feeding process.

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