Drain Clearing

Our various methods of clearing drains...

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Hot Water

One of many installations taking advantage of the Government rebate schemes. Water heated by solar, or heat pump, helps save our planet and saves you lots of money. Learn more about these on the hot water page...

Flood Prevention

An example of some larger scale specialised plumbing. We constructed a pump well with inlet weir and grating, with two large pumps on guide rails. In flooding situations the large influx of storm water could then be pumped outside the levee banks. See more on the portfolio gallery.......

STP and Distribution

Sewer from three homes and School amenities at an Outback School was run through 3 small Sewer Treatment Plants to this distribution well. What was once a dust bowl is now a green, grassed play oval of approx 30 x 50 metres.

Drain Repair

No relining this time. After CCTV inspection and diagnosis small sections of drains were replaced and sewer junctions with large diameter access risers were installed as a safer alternative to using access manholes.


An example of hydro-vac excavtion. This high pressure gas main was suspected to be leaking. After setting up traffic control and emergency procedures it was carefully located by potholing. Following this the entire tee section and pipes were exposed for an easy and safe repair.

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Prompt attention to Plumbing Emergencies !

Renopipe provides a complete drain clearing and repair service to the entire Albury Wodonga district, giving prompt attention to fixing your plumbing emergencies.

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Drain Clearing Services

Various Methods


Most mechanical methods have been outdated by high pressure water jetters, however they still have there uses at times. These are some of the older methods of mechanical drain clearing using cables that we can use, when needed.

Electric driven cable with blades on the end for cutting tree roots etc...

marko cable machine

Hand operated cable designed for going around toilet pan traps.

marko wc cable

Hand operated cable for clearing waste pipes from sinks and basins etc...

marko hand cable

Not all mechanical methods are out of date, such as robotic hydraulic motors etc, driving cutters.
Check out the video below! This device below is driven by water, but is a chain flail spinning at high speed and runs off my large trailer mounted jetter.


Water Jetter

Renopipe has high pressure water jetters for domestic drains and a large tandem trailer mounted jetter for clearing larger drains such as sewer mains or large stormwater pipes.

We also have smaller jetter hoses and nozzles for clearing waste pipes from kitchen sinks and hand basins etc.

Below are my trailer mounted large jetter, (46l/min @ 33,600 kpa) and truck mounted jetter (30l/min @ 28000 kpa)


Below is the all rounder jetter mostly used, which puts out a massive, maximum of 35l/min@34,500kpa


Take a look at this animation to see a sewer full of roots being cleared by high pressure water jetter. You will see how effective the high pressure water jetters are.


Jetter in conjuction with drain camera

A skilled and very astute operator uses all their senses when clearing a drain, whether by using a mechanical device, or by using a water jetter. They can effectively clear your drain completely and expediently in most cases.

At times however using a drain camera in conjunction with the high pressure water jetter can make the job more efficient and economical. It also gives the operator and customer assurance, that the drain is completely clear and can show whether any drain repair is needed at the same time.

This photo is an example of using a drain camera in conjunction with the high pressure water jetter. In this instance it was needed due to negotiating a turn up a junction from the main pipe, and also due to the close proximity of the toilet riser in order to not break the pan.

jetter with cctv

Foaming Root Control



Rootx creates a powerful root killing foam on contact with water

When Rootx is applied to your drains it fills the drains, seeps through the cracks and kills the roots.

The advantage of this method is that it is very cost effective compared to other methods and kills off the roots wrapped around the outside of the drain and not just inside the drain.


Safe, Simple, Effective Solution to roots in drain pipes.

Reaches to the top of pipe where 90% of roots enter.

Especially effective as a yearly treatment.


Your treated drain will not block due to live root intrusion for a period of at least 2 years.

In reality from my experience, you can reasonably expect up to 10 years.

Kinetic Ram



The Kinetic Ram uses a burst of compressed air, which stricks the column of water in a clogged pipe. The resulting shock wave, called Kinetic Energy, hits the stoppage at a speed of approximately 1,400 metres per second quickly clearing the blockage.

Blow creates kinetic shockwave


Breaksout the bottom of the bottle, not the sides


The same affect as hitting a cold chisel with a large hammer to break concrete.

The water is the chisel as you cannot compress water and the blockage is the concrete.




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