Can plastic sewage pipes be cleaned with a REMS Cobra 22 machine?
The question arose whether it is possible to clean plastic sewer pipes with a special device for cleaning sewer pipes. This is a REMS Cobra 22 device.
Some say that it is possible, others write on the forums that this entails damage to the plastic sewer pipes, if they are made of plastic.
What is written in the instruction “rems cobra 22”? A company that is engaged in clearing blockages in plastic sewers in homes does not recommend the use of devices for mechanical removal of solid contaminants. Such devices can damage the walls of the pipeline. To remove dirt in the sewer from plastic, it is best to use baking soda, household chemicals, hydrogen peroxide-based laundry detergent, and ordinary plumbing cable.
The device that you mentioned should have instructions. And there is a high probability that the kit contains a device similar to a plumbing cable. You should not use nozzles for removing solid dirt, as such nozzles are used to remove various construction debris, solid blockages.
For plastic sewers, you can use the hydrodynamic high pressure flushing method. Hydrodynamic flushing is safer, you will not damage your pipes, but using your device with the wrong nozzle can damage your plastic piping.
If your device has such attachments as in the “MAC-AFRIC TDRAIN-150” device, you may be able to use your device to remove impurities in plastic pipes. I recommend that you read the instructions for your device very carefully.
We also have plastic sewer pipes installed in our house. I personally clean both risers and pipes once a year with my plumbing cable. If you remove dirt with such a cable, there will be no damage.
For cleaning dirt should have a nozzle as in the photo.
Chain nozzle for cleaning the inner walls of pipes from fat deposits and light hardened blockages. Smooth chains are excellent for cleaning ceramic and plastic sewer pipes.
Now there is a chemistry that can remove any household pollution from the walls of the pipeline. Well, if you are specifically interested in an electromechanical device, you should find and study the instructions. It should say whether it can be used in plastic pipelines.
This is the problem, I can’t find instructions for REMS Cobra 22. I bought this unit without instructions on sale.
I have read the instructions of other models, some are for plastic pipes, while others can damage. I do not know what to do.
Recently, our sewers have been experiencing problems with the discharge of water into the drain. I wanted to try using REMS Cobra 22. But now I’m not sure if it’s safe ((
I found instructions for REMS Cobra 22 – Electric pipe and drain cleaning machine!
As far as I understand, the set with this device should include nozzles that can be used to clean the blockages of plastic pipes.
2.3.9. Chain flail. The most important tool of all for the removal of greasy deposits and incrusta-tions (e.g. limescale deposits on the inside of the pipe). Chain flails with smooth rings for breakable pipes, e.g. plastic. Chain flails with spiked links for cast iron or concrete pipes.
Link to complete instructions for REMS Cobra 22
I am very grateful to you for helping me find the instructions for my cleaning device. This instruction was very useful to me. But unfortunately in my kit there is no attachment that is described in the instructions. I bought “REMS Cobra 22” at auction and it was not new (( And now it turns out that it is useless for me.
How else can you qualitatively clean the pipeline from household pollution? I would be grateful for your help.
You can use chemicals to remove blockages from a plastic sewer pipe. If you do not have household chemicals, you can use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Which is a household analogue of means for chemical cleaning of plastic pipes. Pour 4-5 tablespoons of regular soda into the drain hole. After that, about 100 grams of vinegar is poured into it. After 10-15 minutes, the drain should be rinsed with a strong stream of hot water.
Soda with vinegar is an excellent substitute for household chemicals, copes well with small household blockages.
If there are plastic pipes in the apartment, the cause of the blockage may be incorrect installation, that is, non-observance of the inclination of the pipe towards the riser. This leads to the formation of deposits inside the pipes. One of the most common causes of pipe blockages is grease. Over time, it, settling on the inner surface of the pipes, retains small litter, food debris.
This sediment gradually compresses and reduces the throughput of the pipe. To remove this type of contamination, you can use chemicals to clean the grease in the pipes. Good chemistry can quickly and efficiently clean the pipeline wall from household pollution.
It is best to use a plumbing cable to remove dirt in pipes and sewer pipes that are made of plastic. It will not damage your pipeline and, if properly cleaned, will get rid of contaminants. To get the desired effect of the blockage removal work, it is important to do it right and use the correct and good plumbing cable for this.
If the blockage is not strong, you can use household chemicals or soda with vinegar. You just need to make sure that the chemicals are suitable for plastic pipes.
REMS Cobra is an excellent device with which you can clean the pipes of both internal and external sewerage systems. The device itself is sold with different configurations, in the kit there are nozzles for different diameters. If you use the correct nozzle, cleaning will be safe for plastic pipes.
The manufacturer’s website states that the REMS Cobra 22 is a professional device for removing blockages from pipelines of various materials. The minimum pipe diameter is 20 mm, the maximum pipe diameter is 150 mm. Powered by a 220 V, power is 750 W.
Sold in various configurations. According to the instructions, we can conclude that there are nozzles for pipes made of plastic.
The REMS Cobra 22 electromechanical device can be used to remove blockages in plastic sewer pipes. But this can only be done with a special attachment.
Not all attachments of this device are suitable for pipelines made of plastic.
It is possible to clean pipes made of plastic with any electromechanical device that has a special nozzle to remove surface contaminants such as plastic.
According to the instructions of your device, we can conclude that the kit should include a nozzle for such work.
In general, the pipes in the apartment are very easy to clean with the help of special chemicals.