|Posted by hj on January 14, 2004 at 17:55:28:|
|In response to Re: main sewer line problem|
Around here only one city will maintain the sewer from the main to the property line. All the rest require the homeowner to dig up and repair any problems, including a broken fitting in the street main line. In your case, you may just have to dig up the point where your line connects to the city's tap at the property line, but you need a visual verification of what the problme really is. A proper sized auger will not be able to go past a break, but it will also be too large to enter the break and bring back mud, or in the process of retrieving the snake the mud may be washed off.
: I live in a row house in Baltimore MD. There is a cleanout located at the back our house, and from there our sewer line runs under the basement floor, out to the city sewer line under the street. It's 50 feet from the cleanout to the front of the house; the line runs another 22 feet under the sidewalk, curb and street to the main line which runs under the street parallel to the curb.
: Our sewer line has been running VERY slowly, so that several flushes of the toilet, or a long shower etc., cause things to back up and come out the lowest drain near our washing machine in the basement. (Yuck--we're using public restrooms or imposing on gracious neighborhood friends.)
: We've had two different plumbers bring in power augers.
: The first plumber ran about 67 feet of snake
: Both plumbers seem to think the line has to be dug up
: Things are now at a deadlock. The city won't take any action without an outdoor cleanout (expensive to install and butt-ugly.) Plumber # 1 gave me an estimate to dig up the sidewalk, tree and bush
: I think that a few more applications of the auger might get through to the main line under the street,
: I need the advice of an expert. (Thanks in advance, Terry.)
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