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You know it’s serious when the plumber needs a boat! (Pond outfall pipes)

pond outfall pipesI get called from time to time to video ispect and pressure jet blockages in pond outfall pipes. These pipes are designed to drain off ponds when they are spring-fed or threaten to overfill due to an abundance of rain.  A clogged outfall pipe can cause flooding and damage to a pond’s dam.

I had to employ a small rowboat on one recent job (see photo).  I was hired by a plumber who was “stuck” and needed my video inspection equipment to ascertain the cause and devise a remedy.

In the end, it wasn’t as serious as it looked.  I was able to find the problem, clear the pipe and get the pond draining with minimal cost and disruption to the landscape. Best of all, my feet stayed dry!

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