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Unblocking Drains Brisbane

How to fix a Solid Blocked Drain

Many Plumbers have Electric Eels and Water Jetters to unblock drains . But what happens when the drain blockage is too solid for these to work? This could be a solid tree root, concrete or even steel. In other instances, you might have a failed pipe lining that needs to be removed.

A traditional plumber would have to dig up the blocked drain and repair it. But what if you don't want it dug up, or it can't be dug up? In this case you can use a robotic cutter.

Fix the Problem, Not just the Symptom

Unblocking drains with a robotic cutter

A robotic cutter is essentially a cutting head on the end of an air pipe that is rotated via compressed air. This cutting head is then sent down a blocked drain to the blockage where it will grind it away. The cutting head rotates at high speed, enabling it to cut through pretty much anything.

Reline Solutions have 2 different types of robotic cutters. These are:

DanCutter Robotic Cutter

Dan Cutter Robotic Cutter for Unblocking Drains

This robotic cutter is designed to go into pipes between 70-150 millimetres in diameter. It is pushed down into the pipe to the blockage manually where it is then controlled via the controller. This controller can rotate as well as lift the cutting head to give precision cutting.

This robotic cutter is perfect for most domestic sewer and stormwater pipes. We also use this a lot to cut out junctions etc when we do a pipe relining project.

Ka-Te Robotic Cutter

This robotic cutter is designed for pipes between 150-1050 millimetres in diameter. For this reason it is perfect for large stormwater and sewer pipes. The cutting head is attached to a crawler which is operated from the surface controller and driven down to the blockage.

Unblocking Drains with a Ka-Te Robotic Cutter

Robotic cutter in action

Below is a video we took of a failed Pipe Lining that we had to remove with a cutter ready for relining with our Brawoliner Inversion Pipe Relining solution.

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    “We had a recurring blockage on our property for years. I had 3 quotes from plumbers to replace it which involved pulling up our entire driveway and pulling down part of a retaining wall to get to the pipe. It was going to cost tens of thousands of dollars and our home was going to be a construct...

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    “We couldn't shut down the factory floor as we run on shifts and it is in operation 24/7. The drains underneath were cactus and it was surcharging every 4-5 weeks. We were fearing the worst but Reline Solutions were in and out in half a day and everything was operational again. It's amazing!”

  • Stormwater Pipe Relining


    “We had a large quantity of concrete grout in our 100 mm stormwater drainage in the airport link tunnel. The cost was in the millions to replace it conventionally. Reline Solutions robotically cut out the concrete and relined the services, returning it to its original state. They saved us million...