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Ever drop anything down a sewer drain pipe?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by BK63, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. BK63

    BK63

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    So I'm about to install a new toilet and I had to tighten down a screw on the mount ring and as I bend forward, this screwdriver extension which I believe was about 3.5 inches falls into the 4 inch drain. I hear it slide all the way down around corners to the basement. No way to get it out of there. My hope is the thing washes out to sea and doesn't get stuck some place. Anybody?
     
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    Don't think the old magnet on a string thing would work?
     

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    Oh, wait you guys probably don't use plastic pipes for everything like we do.
     
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    My ex wife dropped an iPod into a storm drain on the street outside my house once...
     
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    Wife accidentally flushed wedding and engagement rings a couple of years ago. She had just cleaned them and put them in toilet paper to dry. She got ready for work, came back into he bathroom and saw the toilet paper....and flushed it. $800 to get them. They were in a pipe about two feet away from leaving the house.
     
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    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    I buried my first Iphone 10 feet down instaling a new sewer main:wavey::faint::dunno:
     
  7. BK63

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    I'm thinking this skinny extension, not a whole screwdriver is going to flush out hopefully.
     
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    Man, I had a wooden q-tip cause me some trouble....I thought that monkey would just dissolve.
     
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    Dropped my Case Mini-Stockman into the washing machine 'stand pipe' at my daughter's new house, trimming the cap.

    I just 'knew' I was going to screw something up.

    Went to Lowe's and bought a small, powerful magnetic 'pick-up tool' and a new 'fish tape'.

    Wire-tied and duct taped the pick-up tool to a section of the fish tape and stuck it down the drain pipe.

    Heard a 'click' and S L O W L Y raised the fish tape.

    There it was!!! I got it back!!!

    I was one lucky bastige, that day!! My daughter stood there, she couldn't believe her eyes.:wow:
     
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  10. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    I'm guessing it'll slide on down as soon as some new traffic comes up behind it.
     
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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    eat indian food then drop a duece that should do it .


    for some reason i picture cousin eddie yelling " ****ters full" :rofl::rofl:
     
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    I dropped a flashlight in my septic tank a few years back.

    It's still there, as far as I know.
     
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    I just looked up my local roto rooter. It is what it is. If it plugs up the trap on the way out I'll have to call. About 18 years ago my kid flushed a bunch of little green army men down the toilet and they were all stuck at the trap leaving the house. I have a drain in the basement that was backing up onto the floor. Had the guy out at 11pm in November. I'll never forget it. He had to snake from the basement out. Cost me but he cleared it.
     
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  14. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    If it's a house that's been built in the last 30 years it's got PVC pipes for septic/sewer.
     
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    Can you imagine. . . . .
    The guys working at the waste treatment facility -

    Been out drinking all night, and show up for work, and floating on the top of the sludge are all of these army men!!

    Phone rings at the local police station -
    "You gotta come down here, right now!!!!! We're being invaded. Yes, invaded, I tell ya!!!!!!! There's a BUNCH of soldiers over-taking the waste treatment plant!! Hurry!!!!! Bring reinforcements!!!!!!! There's a crapload of army men!!! We're all gonna die!!"


    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    ****ty but damn, to make her an EX over an ipod... lol I kid I kid
     
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    As an insurance adjuster I get to watch many videos of cameras run down clogged sewer pipes. I was watching this one video normal stuff, tree roots in the pipe, bugs that have never been seen by man before, toilet paper etc etc.. The camera then goes under water kind of murky. Comes up on some wavy fine tree roots that don't look quite normal and then the camera comes up on and focuses on a human face as big as the tv screen. I thought someone flushed a baby. Turns out the unusual roots were Barbie hair. For a second I though for sure I was going to be stuck at this house all day with the police and media.


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    I bet that kid got a nice but whuppin'
     
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    Do you have a clean out in the basement you can stick a camera or snake in?