The Joys Of White Sludge

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The Joys Of White Sludge
« on: 10 Mar 2019, 11:08 pm »
There's nothing quite like spending the day down in the basement banging out two pounds of white sludge from the inside of the drain pipes to make a man feel eager to go back to work on Monday to escape!
The smell of old drain water, you just can't beat it.

I gather that's a combination of soap and mineral deposits?
I just did that a few years ago, too.

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Re: The Joys Of White Sludge
« Reply #1 on: 11 Mar 2019, 12:25 am »
The smell of old drain water, you just can't beat it.

Ah yes, the Nectar of the Gods

I used to use Bio-Sure powder to keep the pipes and septic tank and leach field clean. It worked pretty good. It's a bacteria powder that eats it all up. Yum.

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« Reply #2 on: 11 Mar 2019, 12:50 am »
I use to do that on date night!

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« Reply #3 on: 11 Mar 2019, 10:13 pm »
Good to see you are feeling up to tackling the 'Joys of White Sludge' Steve. Clean pipes are happy pipes.  :D 

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Re: The Joys Of White Sludge
« Reply #4 on: 12 Mar 2019, 12:57 am »
I can get worse: liquid cooking grease thrown down the sink....coagulates just far enough down to be a big mess.

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« Reply #5 on: 12 Mar 2019, 01:00 am »
Good to see you are feeling up to tackling the 'Joys of White Sludge' Steve. Clean pipes are happy pipes.  :D

That's what my proctologist said....

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Re: The Joys Of White Sludge
« Reply #6 on: 12 Mar 2019, 01:08 am »
Remind me never to visit your proctologist!

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« Reply #7 on: 12 Mar 2019, 04:43 am »
Only 2 pounds? Count yourself lucky:

'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41238272?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

To put the size and heft of the clog in perspective: it’s longer than two American football fields and as heavy as a blue whale.
And yes, it's as ugly as it sounds.

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« Reply #8 on: 12 Mar 2019, 10:31 pm »
Give my wife time, she'll show those damned Brits how to make a Fatburg!

That's exactly what it was, too: cooking grease.
It looked like someone dropped two dozen bars of Ivory soap down the drain and then they got broken up when I dislodged them but nope, that's not soap, that's cooking grease.
There's no changing her behavior so I guess I'll have to look into grease traps like they would use in a commercial kitchen.

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« Reply #9 on: 13 Mar 2019, 12:09 am »
Just went through the same thing.
Try some of this:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CVSQHQX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




Works well...


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« Reply #10 on: 13 Mar 2019, 12:51 am »
I will try that, thanks!
One glug down the drain, one water pistol squirt of it at the cook.

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« Reply #11 on: 13 Mar 2019, 01:20 am »
I will try that, thanks!
One glug down the drain, one water pistol squirt of it at the cook.
I learned a long time ago not to Piss off , upset the cook... otherwise you may sh&t kind of... well, not right for the next few days. Ymmv!