Re: main sewer clogged
Posted by Bud...Suncoast Plumbing on October 17, 1999 at 18:52:57:
In response to Re: main sewer clogged
Svenska:-- If you live in the Northern latitudes your building drain and sewer will be below the frost line (possibly 4-5 feet deep). Your post didn't mention if you had a cellar beneath your home. If so the direction and general location of its' path will be shown. If there is no basement or crawl space beneath the floor that would indicate the location of the building drains exit,
you may have better luck with the following.
Rent or borrow a small sewer rodding machine and run the cable down through one of the larger roof vents. (don't fall off the roof)
While running the machine, have someone with good hearing listen carefully for the noise the turning cable makes inside the sewer line and mark that spot.
Continue with the sewer cleaning machine until the stoppage is cleared or you reach an impassable spot in the line and note the amount of cable used. This should either clear the stoppage or give you a better idea where your sewer line lies.
Lots of luck...Bud (Tor)


Back-up in both toilets lets me conclude
: a clogged main sewer pipe. I've been advised to check
: the "clean-out" in the main sewer in front of my house
: (bungalow), but I can't find the spot where it leaves
: the building to lead to the street - I used a spade all
: the way across the width of my property to probe the
: ground. Is there a standard where it is usually found
: (near in-take and meter?), or is it usually deeper than
: a spade blade's lenght?
: Help is appreciated - thanks! Sven




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