Re: Plumbing Problem after an $18,000 work.
Posted by hj on April 07, 2003 at 11:27:30:
In response to Re: Plumbing Problem after an $18,000 work.
In order of your questions.
1. We have no idea.
2. No.
3. Yes, in fact it seems to be a probability. Your only way to know for sure is to have a video camera sent through the system, (have a tape recording made of it), and see if there are sags or low spots in the line which can cause your problems.

: A previous owner of our house had the following done:

: 1) Tunneling under slab and replacement of cast iron waster water system with PVC.

: 2) Also installed 3 two ways clean outs and repaired two water leaks.

: This was for a total of $18,000.

: Our problem is this. About every 3-4 months, our bathtub drain began to slow down. Then the toilet drain next to it began to shows sign that it too is slowing down and began to clog and overflow. When it does, the waste from the toilet would some how flow into the bathtub drain hole and into the tub. It is a disgusting site. We have tried liquid plumbing and none of it seems to work.

: From the work done above, can any of you experts tell me exactly:
: 1) What was done under the slab?
: 2) Is it normally for toilet drain to backup into the bathtub?
: 3) Is it possible that the work was not done correctly and causes this problem that we are having?

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