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Old 03-28-2014, 10:30 AM  
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neal: are you referring to the sales pitch for hydro-jetting? Or replacement? Sounds like youre suggesting jetting may not be worth doing in your mind?



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Old 03-28-2014, 10:40 AM  
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I am thinking that jetting will shorten the life of the pipe and may expose holes that are not a problem now.
I like Buds post #8 about the grinder and sump in the basement, that is something a homeowner can do and may be with a smaller pipe it could be fed inside the cast pipe and solve all the problems.
If that was the plan then I would jet the pipe to allow the smaller pipe inside.



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In the course of educating myself to grinder pumps I found out some cities run a pressurized waste system and in that case the grinder pumps have to be a higher pressure than the line and these pumps are quite expensive. Then there are systems like the OP’s that from the street on its all gravity with a lift station maybe here and there. The grinder pumps that work with a gravity sewer are not as pricey and require 2” or 1.5” output line. The basement unit looks like a sump pump pit except has a sealed lid. Could easily be a DIY project. Having the option of a basement bathroom sometime also.

Granger sells a few units http://www.grainger.com/product/21TN73?gclid=CLjC-NDatb0CFYMcOgodGGcAXg&cm_mmc=PPC:GooglePLA-_-Pumps-_-Sump,%20Effluent%20and%20Sewage%20Pumps-_-21TN73&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=21TN73&ef_id=Uyw51gA ABIJi-AEh:20140328170219:s

http://www.grainger.com/product/19T429?gclid=COWj5oPbtb0CFWuhOgodImoApg&cm_mmc=PPC :GooglePLA-_-Pumps-_-Sump,%20Effluent%20and%20Sewage%20Pumps-_-19T429&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=19T429&ef_id=Uyw51gA ABIJi-AEh:20140328170405:s

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIfZMZRIyVI
You wouldn't run this directly into a septic system and the grinder does require maintanece, blades and bearings.
http://www.septic.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@ostp/documents/asset/cfans_asset_131295.pdf
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Plumber 1 suggested that the issue is a "massive belly" in the line (which the DVD does not seem to support).
http://www.google.com/search?q=belly+in+sewer+pipe&client=safari&rls=en& tbm=isch&imgil=I8LhP52F_pGg6M%253A%253Bhttp%253A%2 52F%252Ft1.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%25 3AANd9GcRFTmK9AiqMVz9RXbOdQIFZi5V_o2iCkDbg4cBHeW46 gnVL-iPv%253B530%253B259%253BLSRdVQxU6diU_M%253Bhttp%25 253A%25252F%25252Fwww.hydro-physics.com%25252Fcommon-problems%25252F&source=iu&usg=__dv8Uoy4GpKrZbQqo-DwU2rouhfs%3D&sa=X&ei=R601U9mQEqLNsQSL74LACQ&ved=0 CD0Q9QEwAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=I8LhP52F_pGg6M%2 53A%3BLSRdVQxU6diU_M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.hydr o-physics.com%252Fimages%252Fsite%252Freport_slopes. gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.hydro-physics.com%252Fcommon-problems%252F%3B530%3B259
So the camera was underwater for some of the distance?

If these cameras bring back samples a lab could say what the blockage material is.
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You wouldn't run this directly into a septic system and the grinder does require maintanece, blades and bearings.
http://www.septic.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@ostp/documents/asset/cfans_asset_131295.pdf

I watched one vid on line where they threw leather work gloves in and the pump ate them for breakfast I was impressed then they threw in a sneaker for lunch and it sucked it like it was nothing. I figured it could handle anything I could flush at that point.

Like I said three neighbors here all have the same system and I talked to the closest one about mine and what I had to do to it and he said he’s never had the lid off in ten years. Ours have an alarm that goes off if it overfills and mine went off shortly after we moved in and I opened it to find the float stuck. There was nothing wrong with the system just the way the wires were run around inside was Mickey Mouse. I zip tied things up and haven’t had a problem.
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I've already learned more about crap than I ever wanted to.

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I've already learned more about crap than I ever wanted to.

The guy that used to pump my septic tank always said “Your crap is my bread and butter.”
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One truck here had a big sign that said (satisfaction garrenteed or double your crap back)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprophilia
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And arsonists get turned on by fire and some become firefighters.


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