TAPE ROD – A tape rod is the most basic of rods. It is a coil of semi rigid flat steel with a ball or plug on the end. It is used by pushing its length
through the blocked sewer line, pushing and breaking up the stoppage. These rods come in various lengths up to 100ft. Some of the limitations of tape rods are as follows:
- Only useful on straight runs. Because they are very rigid they do not make corners very well.
- They do not turn so they are limited as to the types of blockages they can clear.
- They are only equipped with one type of head so it is again limited to the type of blockages they can remove.