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What are some tools I need for a DIY job removing a fatberg properly?
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Buy this tool and use the 55 °C water (the hottest out of your tap).
If that does not work, then start rapidly and repeatedly making LOTS of 100 °C water and pour it down the drain.
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>>2225967
Rent a compressor, if there isnt a clean out already, dig and cut drain line then blow air into clogged portion. Then install double cleanout with a shut off valve between it and the home incase you ever need to do it again.
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>>2225967
Speaking of, I don't dump oil down my drains but my waxy shits are definitely doing something to those pipes.
It's literally the consistency and texture of crisco, any preventative measures I can take so I don't end up in OP's position?
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>>2225967
>wipe grease out with "flushable wipe" and flush for safe disposal
or you know, use a glass jar and paper towel like a normal person and dispose in trash
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>>2225972
unless you plan on pouring dozens and dozens of gallons of water down your drain with large amount of degreaser, this will do nothing

do you wash dishes by just pouring hot water over them a few times? dumbass
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>>2225980
put a hand full of sand in the bowl every flush
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>>2225967
>pour boiling water down the drain
>mix 1kg of PURE sodium hydroxide
>pour it down
>wait 30min
>pour another fuckload of boiling water
>???
>profit

NaOH makes fat into soap and the hot water washes it out.

>but muh pipes are made of cardboard and OSB
Don't care, call a plumber and fork the money if you don't use white men's materials.
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>>2225983
It will make the pipes hot and melt all the fat, turning it from a solid into oil.
You will still have a thin oil film coating everything but that 0.01mm coating does not matter.
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>>2225987
It doesn't need to be boiling and unless this is a fully clogged 8 inch drain, doesn't need that much lye or any lye, this is fucked.
The boiling water will fuck up any plastic piping and that much lye will fuck up everything else.
Lye corrodes metal not "cardboard" piping.
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>>2225998
>It will make the pipes hot
the ground will leech out any heat before it has a chance to make the pipes warm
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>>2226005
Then keep using more water. Heating water is cheaper than calling a plumber.
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>>2225967
>wipe it on a flushable wipe
top troll lol
nah fr put it in the fucking bin retard
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>>2225972
>>2225983
>>2225998
>>2226005
Stop your basin up, fill it with hot water and dawn, then plunge it with a sink plunger as it drains
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>>2225967
I pour liquid fats down the sink with a kettle of hot water. Each year I pour Drano Max Gel down all the drains. Once it's outside my property lines it's not my problem.

Don't let everyone else profit from your free labour.

Plumbers can get fucked and so can the city with their bullshit infrastructure fees.
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>>2225980
Have you tried not eating a whole bin of Crisco? Just sayin', maybe it's all the fat fucking garbage you stuff your face with.
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>>2226043
NUH UH ITS MY GOD GIVEN LIBERTY TO LIVE OFF CRISPS FUCK YOU YOU SOCIALIST SEETHE SEETHE YUROP SEETHE USA USA
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>>2226054
this seems like a great idea. will try this if my drains ever clog
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>>2225972
Boiling water does work a bit but you're better off turning your water heater all the way up and emptying a full tank than intermittent boiling

You need to heat the pipes up to get it to move
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>>2225987
Baking soda can also work
>Dump a fuckload of baking soda into the sink (you'll want to buy one of those big bags of it)
>Fill with hot/boiling water
>Pull the plug with a fork or something
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>>2225967
I've done this with coffee grounds, grease, and old paint. The basement has exposed ceilings, so I just cut that piece of pvc out and replace it.
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>>2225967
Pour an entire gallon of undiluted dawn down the drain
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>>2225967
Duck tape and WD-40 is all you need for any DIY task. WD-40 is good for getting things moving, and duck tape is good for making things stay. Simply pour about half a can of WD-40 down the drain and your fatberg won't be an issue.
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>>2226808
Not clear on the duct tape gets things to stay part.
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>>2225984
Kill yourself

>>2226588
Baking soda does not dissolve fat. Lye does.

Lye is best as it's a saponifying degreaser.

>>2226808
Also retarded. WD is inefficient and while it can cut grease lye is far more effective as it turns the grease into soap,
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>>2226588
Baking soda works if you heat it way up and then let it cool down so it's way more soluble first.
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>>2225967
Not my problem
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anybody has anything good to say about this?
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>>2227753
>turning your plumbing into a literally pipe bomb
no, nothing good
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>>2226241
No need to be rude or judgemental, just asking what I can do to protect my pipes. I'll do anything to prevent calling a plumber.
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>>2228590
Study plumbing. If lye doesn't work and snakes don't work then escalate. Calling a plumber isn't the end of the world but you permitted a fatberg to form so the pain would be deserved for negligent plumbicide.
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>>2227753
They work fine as long as you have sound jointing.
Don't go using one on something like a kitchen sink drain where you have slip couplings.

I've had to use one of mine on my own plumbing twice, in the last seven years, for fabric softener stoppage/build up on one drain leg extension from the laundry area.

If you think it's fat/grease/laundry softener, hook it up to your water heater drain cock, and crank up the heat. Then once you know it's cleared the mess, let it run for ~ 20 minutes to flush the residue.
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>>2225967
Buy a litre of D-Limonene and pour it down the drain. The strongest degreasers are only like 10-15% D-Limonene.
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>>2225967
>also plumbers: NEVER FLUSH FLUSHABLE WIPES
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>>2225987
1kg of NaOH should release about 11.1MJ of heat when it dissolves in water.
It takes just 2.257MJ to turn 1kg of boiling water into steam.
Unless you use a fuckton of water, things will get exciting.
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>>2227727
Hey sweety no one asked your opinion, okaaayy? C:
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>>2228590
>I'll do anything to prevent calling a plumber.
except eating healthy
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>>2229691
I once used 2.25 kilos of sodium hydroxide to unclog a clogged mainline. It bubbled and boiled a good bit, but it wasn't very exciting.
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>>2228694
this
that stuff is magic
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>>2225983
>do you wash dishes by just pouring hot water over them a few times?
Sometimes, yes. Works better than you think, just don't touch the scalding hot water.



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