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    Default Random question: What is a permanent clog?

    The title says it all.

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    If you pour cement down your drains- that would be a permanent clog.
    Since we don't know the story behind your question, it's pretty hard to say much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueHouse View Post
    The title says it all.
    one that is not temporary or extremely difficult to undo
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    IT could either be an inpenetrable clog, or one which keeps coming back no matter how often the line is cleared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacher_chick View Post
    If you pour cement down your drains-
    Don't forget to include aggregate and water if you want good quality concrete. Cement in and of itself would not make as strong or as permanent a clog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLigetfa View Post
    Don't forget to include aggregate and water if you want good quality concrete. Cement in and of itself would not make as strong or as permanent a clog.
    This reminds me of way back in the 70's when I worked in a concrete sewer pipe factory and they had a had a blowout when the delivery tanker was blowing cement powder into our big silo tank and cement dust blew mountains of cement all over the ground. I asked permission to take home "some". I took home 5 3/4 filled 55 gallon drums over a period of a few days with cement for my neighbor to use in building a big concrete patio. He did concrete flatwork on the side. We covered the barrels with poly and sealed them up to keep out the rain. His little son found his way up to the top of the barrels and poked holes in them. The rest is history. The barrels were a lot easier to drop off the back of my truck than what my neighbor had to do to dispose of those barrels with hardened cement in them. Each barrel was quite an easy load for my old F100 pickup, but they don't make 'em like they used to. Although, I did carry 1200 pounds of patio blocks one time in my 2000 Ford Ranger. I would not say it was no problem for the Ranger, but it was a short trip. The Ranger is actually rated at 1/2 ton.
    Those barrels had permanent clogs
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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