Plumbers needed - cleaning 1 downpipe & gravel pit

Posted by Mike Z.


Everton Park QLD 4053, Australia

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Sunday, 17th Sep 2017
I need a professional plumber with the right tools and equipment to clean one down pipe which is blocked from leaves and the top of our gravel pit (located in the garden with easy access.
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Hi Mike. Can you please post a photo of the bottom of the down pipe? Can a hose be inserted (at the bottom)?
Mike Z.poster
Hi David. Done. You can see there is a cleaning / access point close to the down pipe. However as our house is 1m below street level all rail water is being pushed up to the street which means there is always 1m of water in the down pipe system. By opening that cleaning point a few hundred Liter water will gush out.
Ahh! Which is why you want it vacuumed and not bottom flushed. Thanks Mike. Beyond my capabilities. Cheers.
Hi Mike. Can I make a suggestion? Install another inspection point where the hole is above the water level. Dump all the water out once, clean the downpipe, install the inspection joint. Give you easy access for ever.
Hi I'm a plumber by trade. Happy to help you out.

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So you would charge me a fee to give me quote for you to do the job?
I was gonna quote you $50 for an easy fix.
Mike Z.poster
If you could send me a quote that would be great
Mike Z.poster
Potentially yes but I have learned that a vacuum could lead to a implosion or collapsing of the down pipe if the vacuum is attached firmly at the top of the down pipe. Hence i am looking for a plumber for professional advice.
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