DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > Clogged septic outlet




Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-16-2017, 12:20 AM  
Yod12
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 19
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default Clogged septic outlet

Toilet plugs up every once in awhile. Today it overflowed. I went outside to look in the cleanout from the house before it enters the septic system while the tub was running full blast. Just a little trickle for about two minutes, and then something seemed to clear - nothing visible; water flowed big time after that and toilet worked again.
What could this have been?


Yod12 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2017, 08:18 AM  
Sparky617
Member
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Cary (Raleigh), NC
Posts: 796
Liked 278 Times on 219 Posts
Likes Given: 171

Default

Something was probably blocking the line and when there was enough water above the blockage it moved.

When was your tank last serviced?
You may want to have the line between your house and the tank scoped to look for blockages or breaks.
What kind of pipe connects your house to the tank? PVC, cast iron or clay?
Are there any trees or large bushes growing near your main waste line? Clay lines are really good at getting blocked by roots growing through the connections between pipes. PVC not as much.
Sparky617 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Moving An Electrical Outlet / Cable Outlet shycas2008 Electrical and Wiring 9 08-22-2014 08:21 PM
Adding 110v Outlet off of 220v Oven Outlet? savatreatabvr Electrical and Wiring 4 01-25-2014 06:21 PM
clogged toilet aderman Plumbing Forum 9 03-15-2010 07:47 AM



Newest Threads