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IDENTIFYING SEWER SNAKES

When waste disposal backs up into two or more fixtures, it means that a stoppage lies somewhere in a branch waste line or a main waste line. The stoppage has to be located and cleared. Stoppage clearing tools for a branch and main line are shown in figure 14.

FIGURE 14.  SEWER SNAKES
FIGURE 14. SEWER SNAKES

  • Use 1/4- to 1/2-inch drain snake for branch line.
  • Use 3/4- to l-inch heavy duty snake for main line.

NOTE: Electrical powered heavy duty snake can also be used on a main line.


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015