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Last Hussar11 Mar 2012 4:19 p.m. PST

Wife called me outside today the drain under the kitchen window was full of… toilet paper. Think about what that means. I mean the whole channel approx 4 ft by 6 inches. It had overflowed. Round the corner of the house the manhole cover had overflowed. The inspection pit (they always put them where the drains make a 90' turn) was 3ft deep in something that was at least partially water. I think this has happened in the last week or so I'm sure I went round the side last weekend (To get my 10mm WSS out of the garage so there is a TMP angle!)

£45.00 GBP on rods later, and an hour of rodding, the water is flowing freely (I hope).

I then had to shovel the …toilet paper into bin bags. Thank FSM its collection day tomorrow.

The blockage was down flow of the inspection point, which is the point where ALL (I mean ALL, think about it) the waste pipes join. Let's just say I have confirmed that it isn't a myth about sweetcorn kernels, and their ability to remain undigested.

And I can still smell sewage on me.

Jana Wang Inactive Member11 Mar 2012 5:04 p.m. PST

At least it didn't back up into your basement or something….

Parzival11 Mar 2012 5:24 p.m. PST

Let me guess; y'all use Charmin. That stuff clogs sewer lines like nothing else. After two $200 USD+ clean out charges, we've sworn off the stuff, and haven't had a problem since. (We were even told to avoid it by the last plumber.)

Last Hussar11 Mar 2012 5:54 p.m. PST

Charmin the toilet paper?

Hmmm – think we may use an own brand version. Ever since I fitted the new fluch mechanism it hasn't all been going with the … rest. I thought it was a flow rate problem of the flush.

Not sure how it would have got into a basement if we had one.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine12 Mar 2012 3:23 a.m. PST

I can relate couple of years back I had the same thing happen on christmas day. Spending christmas morning roding a backed up sewer drain which was not my idea of fun.

Whole thing was packed up with cotton buds that next door (we share the drain) had been flushing down the toilet. They all wedged up in a choke point and everything just backed up behind. Not happy that day at all I've had better christmas days.

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