Then I would install a drain and connect to the sewer. If you don't
have to pump crap up and over head, you're better off. Later on you
will regret installing something that grinds up waste and pumps it up
across the ceiling. I can foresee all sorts of ways it could leak. And
when you have to rebuild the pump..... not for me. This is a
catastrophe waiting to happen.
If you're talking to me or my next-door neighbor, you must have skipped
the part where the sewer already backs up into the basement. Putting in
a toilet, whose top is lower than the top of the laundry sink, probably
means this overflowing would happen more often, and there's no simple
way to plug a toilet like I plug my sink.
Oh, I just said it floods. It floods by backing up through the sink
If the sewer back up problem is fixed, would the toilet & sinks drains
flow by gravity to the sewer? If so, that would be my first thought
instead of pumping s*** up to the ceiling. Just sounds to me like this
is a mess just waint to happen down the road.
pumps it up across the ceiling. I can foresee all sorts of ways it could
leak. And when you have to rebuild the pump..... not for me. This is
a catastrophe waiting to happen.
On Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:17:51 -0700, "Sasquatch Jones"
Yes, but the sewer won't be fixed.
Even though they were very nice, I've lost interest in dealing with the
county. The county was very helpful 30 years ago, and put in
waterproof manhole covers in two places, but the guy I talked to who
ordered that said it probably wouldn't help and it didn't. I guess the
sewer floods up stream -- when the stream rises higher than the
But say they fix it. Then one day they have to open one of the problem
manholes and they don't seal it again, maybe because they plan to come
back fairly soon, or maybe they forgot or maybe it's not on the work
order or maybe they tried and did a bad job, or maybe they did a good
job, but just as you think the new drain pipe will start leaking, so too
does the manhole waterproofing start leaking. I think one of those is
more likely to happen than that his drain pipe will start leaking, and
so we both, in fact all four of us, have to be prepared for it.
My neighbor's first reaction was also to get the county to fix the
manholes. At the time I thought he was putting the bathroom in
immediately and I told him he couldn't get the county to act that
quickly. Now that several months have gone by, maybe he could have
gotten them to do something in all this time -- maybe he still could --
but he hasnt' said anything to me. Of course he doesn't say anything
to me about anything important. And when I email, he's only replied
once with a one-line reply.
The other two neighbors who have flooding are about 4" higher than our
houses so they may flood less often (which is every one or two years if
no precautions are taken.) . I've never quite figured that out.
Aw, come on. Each of us already 20 feet of sewage pipe in the house
that hasn't leaked a bit in 30 years, and probalby won't for another 50.
There's no reason the new 14 feet will leak if they're put in right, and
if they do leak, they can be flushed with clean water by repeatedly
flushing the toilet, then taken apart and repaired like anytihing else.
None of the things someone describes in the 3 lines above are a
catastrophe. Dirty and disgusting, yes, if the worst happens, but it
can all be cleaned up with paper towels** and thrown in the trash. One
could even wear disposeable rubber gloves. I'm not putting in
another bathroom but if I were, any crap involved would be my own, and
most people tolerate their own crap much better than anyone else's.
In fact ever since I had an obstructed bowel and vomited 23 times in 4
hours, including vomiting out thick black stuff which I think came all
the way from my intestines, which when I got out of the hospital I had
to clean up, I'm a lot more tolerant than I used to be. But even
before then, I could do it.
**Bounty really are the best paper towels in the USA, the toughest, just
like their advertisements say. Sometimes I use cheaper ones for
simpler things, but the ones that are closest to being cloth rags, yet
intended to be dsposealble, are Bounty.
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