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Old 03-29-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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Have terrible root problems in the toilet --the septic tank is clean but stuff between there and the toilet --have a caca fountain in the shower--don't want to take up all the floor inside and out--- but no roto rooter stuff in my area --where can i get this equipment myself---also need advice on using plumber putty to set the toilet after cleaning help!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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If your looking to snake just the toilet there is no need for anything other then a toilet auger. Which is operated by hand.

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Also, what do you mean by using putty to set the toilet? Plumbers putty should not be used for that

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At no point during a toilet repair or install should you ever be using plumbers putty for anything. Ever.

As for getting a powered snake, you may be able to pick one up at your local rental shop. If not, you can get them at most big box home improvement stores, but they are not cheap.

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whats with the putty haters!
how else are the bolt caps gonna stay secure?!

im kidding, relax... although! when i first started the trade i was reading a manual for either the wax seal or the toilet itself and it was suggested to line the bottom rim of the toilet with putty. then i guess caulk over it, i dunno... don't ask me :P

feathers, are there any hardware or rental stores in your area that you can rent the equipment from? also, if the problem is that bad, whats keeping you from repair the pipe? i doubt the problem is under slab unless you live in a tree house or a tepee... and btw, when you go by the hardware store to see if they rent sewer machines... pick up a new wax gasket so you can reset your toilet... no putty

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whats with the putty haters!
how else are the bolt caps gonna stay secure?!

im kidding, relax... although! when i first started the trade i was reading a manual for either the wax seal or the toilet itself and it was suggested to line the bottom rim of the toilet with putty. then i guess caulk over it, i dunno... don't ask me :P

feathers, are there any hardware or rental stores in your area that you can rent the equipment from? also, if the problem is that bad, whats keeping you from repair the pipe? i doubt the problem is under slab unless you live in a tree house or a tepee... and btw, when you go by the hardware store to see if they rent sewer machines... pick up a new wax gasket so you can reset your toilet... no putty
Actually there was a time when toilets were set with a mixture of putty and plaster of paris.

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And John probably was around at that time.

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And John probably was around at that time.
Not quite phishfood. But I did pull and reset my share of them that were set like that. Using wax. And speaking of wax did you know when it was first used it came in buckets and had to be applied with a putty knife.

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In my area we have an actual plumbing store called epsco. They have all tools and supplies I need. You might have one in your area?

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Not quite phishfood. But I did pull and reset my share of them that were set like that. Using wax. And speaking of wax did you know when it was first used it came in buckets and had to be applied with a putty knife.

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If you were really fancy you could buy a wax form, then put your bucket wax into the form, slap on the lid that pressed everything together, then ratchet out the fancy wax seal and stick it to the toilet.

I once pulled out a toilet from 1910 and the old wax had held perfectly for 90 years. Not a drop of water damage anywhere near the seal.


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