DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > need help understanding how it works




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-23-2012, 01:30 PM  
grillman39
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default need help understanding how it works

I have two bath rooms one with a bath tub each has a toilet .
Here what I have going on some time when one of them are flushed it will not drain so we use a plunger and it will drain we have to do this with them every now and then they may work fine for a month and not work for a week .
I have ran a line snake under the house all the way to the city sewer line.
Check the snake at the city clean out it was clean . I do not have any tree in my yard at all (no roots in line )
But I do have a lift station at the end of my street I am one house away from it I ask the worker if there was two lines for it a inline for waste to go in to the tank and one to pump out up the hill to the main city sewer line I was told yes .

Here is what I think is going on I think it is some type of vacuum but I do not know a do fix it .
From the time we moved in to your home it has been this way and the clean out cap has been off .
I called the health department and talked to them and the man I talked to knew my home and told me it has been that way for a long time.

One more thing that may help someone help me fix my sewer the clean out that is open in the back of my home has a small amount of water in it .
Just wondering the city has had a lot of problems with the lift station but when the pump goes out it just over flows in to the woods it never backs up in to your homes but I do not think this is what is wrong because I have had this problem for ever just wanted to add this .
Thanks for any help .



__________________

Last edited by grillman39; 06-23-2012 at 01:40 PM.
grillman39 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 02:00 PM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 4,414
Liked 323 Times on 272 Posts
Likes Given: 111

Default

There could be something in the drain that is catching debris. You may have to have a scope run down the line to make sure it doesn't have an obstruction. A snake can go past an object without dislodging it and in the process clean off some debris that is causing a drain to run slow.

Just a thought and my

__________________
oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 06:44 PM  
CallMeVilla
Senior Member
 
CallMeVilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,174
Liked 332 Times on 261 Posts
Likes Given: 125

Default

Fast answer needed? Get the lines scoped with a plumber's video. They can see what is inhibiting the flow (cracked pipe) and tell you exactly where it is (they can monitor the distance of the video snake.

This will solve all you unknowns.

Good luck!

__________________
CallMeVilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Works then does not work a1aprt Electrical and Wiring 6 10-23-2011 09:28 AM
DSL works, phone doesn't boil2win Electrical and Wiring 3 07-23-2011 07:01 PM
One thermostat works, the other doesn't churley702 HVAC 1 11-22-2006 08:27 AM
Ac works, no heat aces11 HVAC 1 10-17-2006 09:01 PM