Sewer Line has "Level" Spot (no pitch)

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Ajbrodhun, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Ajbrodhun

    Ajbrodhun New Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    I recently had my sewer line cammed due to backflowing of sewage into my basement shower. The sewer line was recently rootered and the backflow continued. The camera showed a spot in the piping about four feet outside the house wall and nine feet below the ground. This level area is only a few feet long, but apparently enough to cause these backups.

    The location of the dead spot is right near a large tree and the A/C unit, digging would be complicated and would probably kill the tree.

    Is there any easier way? Like a pump or check valve system? Or am I doomed to drop $10,000 getting this fixed?

  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    A four foot level spot in the pipe is not the cause of your problem, unless it is a dropped section holding water, rather than a level spot.
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