Re: Vent drain overflow
Posted by Sylvan Tieger on July 31, 2004 at 12:26:38:
In response to Re: Vent drain overflow
: Just moved into a new house built on a steep hill. Washing machine (12 year old Maytag) on upper level of home. Toward the end of the drainage/spin cycle of the washing machine, I get overflow (intermittently) from the vent drain in the floor of the basement. Toilets working well and no other plumbing or drainage problems occuring in the house. Septic tank cleaned out 9 months ago. Roto-rooter has snaked out the drainage pipes with both conventional snake and water-jet snake 3 times in past 3 weeks, and they feel they have gotten good results with this. But the overflow continues to occur on about 1 out of 3 washes. They are stumped. Ideas?

Sure IMHO next time hire a local LMP and not a franchise.

Lets think about it.

Here you have a person normally "trained" in 6 weeks for drain cleaning and 12 weeks for plumbing.

A far CRY from the real training a professional AFL-CIO journeyman receives.
10,000 hours (5 years) plus 744 hours theory class room studies

Also ask yourself why would any self respecting contractor want to give a kick back to a franchise that only increases the actual cost to the consumer.

Some of the kick backs (franchise fees) are over 40% WHO do you think pays for this?

I would KEEP calling them back till you no longer have this condition.... under the so called warrantee or demand your money back and hire a local self employed licensed plumbing contractor.
After you get your money back send me an E mail and I will be more then happy to discuss possible solution to this common problem.

Ask the roto guy to explain a "suds pressure zone to you" after all these zones have only been addressed since the very early 70s so they must know about it.

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