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|Last Hussar||11 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 ||11 Mar 2012 5:04 p.m. PST|
At least it didn't back up into your basement or something
|Parzival||11 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 Hussar||11 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 Rhine||12 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.