09:39AM | 04/05/02
Member Since: 04/04/02
1 lifetime posts
Info: House built 1929
Problem: Flooded basement, had 3 different plumbers tell me I need a new outside cleanout which will cost form $2000 to $6000 to put in. How do I know if they are not just trying to rip me off?

Info: Basement floor may contain asbestos
Problem: I don't know how to find out for sure. I have been pulling up the floor tiles but the gas company said it may contain asbestos so I shouldn't do it myself. But guess what, they had no suggestions for who I should contact. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!


04:50PM | 06/15/02
Member Since: 06/14/02
5 lifetime posts
Whew, I know what you are going through, about the same thing happened to me. Called one company and they snaked it out and said it was an object stuck in the main trap. Finally called Roto-rooter they came and snaked it out but got stuck on the underside of the main trap. They went a step ****her and vacuumed it out and found gravel (I have a high water table here). It was a hole in the trap. Luckily my buddies and I replaced the trap for under $150 but alot of work and loss of sanity. (It took about two months to complete working slowly but surely) They may have to dig outside your house depending where the leak is at so yes it just maybe that much money. Just make sure the plumbers are reputable! Ask friends and neighbors who they recommend also and most of all good luck.


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