I had some back up into a shower stall and toilet in the basement. I
had a plumber snake the sewer line and he told me it was full of
roots, that I should hit it with the root eating chemicals which I did
that day. Now 30 days later we ran the washing machine and two
showers in the morning. Guess what? Back up rears its ugly head
again. I called the plumber again and they have the previous service
call on file and they state that it’s going to need a lateral
line replacement. While awaiting his arrival for an estimate on the
dig I went to the roof to check the vents. Shine my light down the
first tube and it looks good. But the second, WHOA!! OBSTRUCTION!,
about five feet down the pipe. Looks like leaves. So I grab my
manual snake and send it down, turning and pushing. I bore a hole
through this mess and send the snake all the way down(50ft maybe).
Pull it up and the end is all wet. Yet I was only able to penetrate
the obstruction with the snake drilling action, so there really only
is a ¼ inch hole in the vent. It seems to be decomposed leaves/dirt
like substance. I thought when I went downstairs I would have
drainage, but there was still standing water in the shower stall.
It drains very slowly, maybe a little under a gallon an hour.
Here’s the question: Do you think it’s the lateral
connection (13ft supposedly) to the main clogged with roots or could
it be that I need to give that vent stack a proper clean out?
firstname.lastname@example.org (orange) wrote in message
here are the facts:
1) your not a plumber and you don't have a clue o what your talking about.
2) your house sewer is plugged.
3) you need a second opinion from a real plumber and let him tell "you" what
the problem is, thats means keep your mouth shut until after he gives
you his professional opinion.
4) only an idiot would excavate on one persons opinion unless you had a past
history with this guy and trust him totally, and we know this isn't the case
because of all the dickin around your doing.
email@example.com (kenny b) wrote in message > here are the facts:
1) your not a plumber and you don't have a clue o what your talking
2) your house sewer is plugged.
3) you need a second opinion from a real plumber and let him tell
"you" what the problem is, thats means keep your mouth shut until
after he gives you his professional opinion.
4) only an idiot would excavate on one persons opinion unless you had
a past history with this guy and trust him totally, and we know this
isn't the case because of all the dickin around your doing.
Kenny B- Thanks for the reply, glad I could be your whipping boy.
1) I know I'm not a Plumber, but I've been reading the boards and the
net and I have an understanding of some of the basics. That's why I'm
posting here for some possible ideas and conclusions.
2) Yes, I mentioned that there was some back-up.
3) I agree I haven't gotten the second opinion yet, but I'm having a
hard time getting replies back. My first real Plumber stated that
there were roots in the line and I managed to keep my mouth shut the
4) No dickin around going on, just looking for more OPINIONS on the
web. Sewer backed up yesterday, I had a guy out to the house to give
me an estimate that day. The same guy who came out the first time to
use a root cutter on the lateral. I do trust him, have had a good
feeling about him since the first visit.
why dont some of you dumb ass plumbers be a little more helpful instead of
being a total know it all ass........ and for your info yes i am a plumber
unrestricted ........so if anyone has any questions about anything feel free
to ask will give you the best aspect of the problem solver i can.
(kenny b) wrote in message > here are the facts:
If you are a plumber, then please learn the proper use of the apostrophe
and how to capitalize proper nouns. Otherwise we'll just think you're a
moronic sheet-metal man or drywall hanger.
kenny b- No problem man, we all have bad days. And speaking of bad
days/weeks, I'm biting the bullet and throwing 3,000 greenies to have
the pipe replaced. I had a second guy come out and confirm that the
pipe has got to go. This pipe is original equipment that is 70 years
old and passes by a group of swamp maple trees that have infiltrated
every square inch of my soil to a depth of five feet. Unfortunately,
this is going to have to pass as the Christmas gift to the wife, we'll
be high fiving each other as we happily flush our toilets!! Sad, but
true.....Hope your job turns out OK!!
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