New toilet; sewer line clog
Posted by Paul on July 01, 2001 at 14:18:26:
Two days after having a Toto ultramax (toilet works fine)installed in our 80 year old house, the basement floor drain started backing up with sewage. Never had the problem before. Had a rooter service clean out the clog. Seven days later, floor drain even more backed up. Rooter people had to come back and ream out the clog again. The clog is about 6-8 feet from basement waste stack.

Rooter guy stuck a camera into the line and it showed a 90 degree bend. Rooter guy said new plumbing codes don't allow that now. Plus, new plumbing is ABS, a very slick material so 1.6 gal might push waste; in old cast iron pipes which are rough inside, 1.6 probably doesn't push waste past the 90 degree bend.

I wish I had just repaired my old 5 -7 gal toilet. Old system obviously designed for much larger water volume flow from toilets. Short of digging up old plumbing and replacing with ABS, are there sump pump type devices that can help push waste away from the house?


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