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  • 1) Removes roots, debris, and other refuse from clogged sewer lines and drains, using portable electric sewer cleaning machine, and repairs breaks in underground piping: Positions or disassembles sewer trap machine at sewer or drain outlet.

  • 2) Removes drain cover, using wrench.

  • 3) Installs rotary knives on flexible cable, mounted on reel of machine, according to diameter of pipe to be cleaned.

  • 4) Starts machine to feed revolving cable into opening, stopping machine and changing knives as necessary to conform to diameter or contour of pipe.

  • 5) Withdraws cable to deposit accumulated residue removed from pipe in containers for disposal.

  • 6) Observes residue for evidence of mud, indicating broken sewer line.

  • 7) Measures distance from sewer opening to suspected break, using plumbers' snake, tapeline, or by estimating position of cutting head within sewer.

  • 8) Notifies coworkers to dig out ruptured line or digs out shallow sewers, using shovel.

  • 9) Removes and replaces broken tile section or pipe, using caulking compound and cement to form watertight joint.

  • 10) Replaces or directs replacement of earth.

  • 11) Replaces dull knives and performs repairs on machine, using handtools.

  • 12) May estimate cost of service to customer.

  • 13) May clean sewage collection points and sanitary lines in streets and sewage plants.




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Job Number: 9197