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Old 01-17-2015, 08:19 PM   #21
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Hire selected individuals from this site to blow in the conduit, theirs is plenty of hot air to do the job.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #22
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How has no one suggested pissing down the pipe
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Chemicals.... waiting..... try a plumber's powered drain snake with the cutting head. Heat the head with a torch first. That works great for small areas, less than 10 feet frozen. Then just hook up a good vacuum and either suck or blow, whichever is the shortest route.

If the whole pipe is frozen, 1 gal of vinegar and a typical tub of salt mixed thoroughly. If you can boil the mix for a few minutes, even better. That concentrates the acetic acid in the vinegar. That formula also will eat concrete out of pipes ( and floors ) so be careful.

Edit, I havent always lived or worked in Fl.
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Chemicals.... waiting..... try a plumber's powered drain snake with the cutting head. Heat the head with a torch first. That works great for small areas, less than 10 feet frozen. Then just hook up a good vacuum and either suck or blow, whichever is the shortest route.

If the whole pipe is frozen, 1 gal of vinegar and a typical tub of salt mixed thoroughly. If you can boil the mix for a few minutes, even better. That concentrates the acetic acid in the vinegar. That formula also will eat concrete out of pipes ( and floors ) so be careful.

Edit, I havent always lived or worked in Fl.
All that would do is drill straight through the pvc. Especially in a90.
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Uh, plumbers do it all the time.... as do we when old conduit gets filled with roots. The teeth are curved in at a 45 degree angle to go around corners....

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http://www.rjmcompany.com/plumbers-snakes/K%2014A.jpg

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the plumber drain cleaner is a bad idea for the same reason mcclary's mntionned, your best bt is to rent one of those http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7863_200377863 and use a pipe cleaning snake that go on it , and a vacuum at the other end. be careful, boiling hot water will be getting back on you, plus if the air is under -25celsius (?F) and the air really dry it wont work, your just gonna will the pipe from ice under those conditions.
i use this trick on anything from my house water suply to culvert and it really work
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Uh, plumbers do it all the time.... as do we when old conduit gets filled with roots. The teeth are curved in at a 45 degree angle to go around corners....

See this one.

http://www.rjmcompany.com/plumbers-snakes/K%2014A.jpg
Drain pipes are bigger than 3/4"
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