Can someone please give me some imformation?
I bought a house 5 months ago. I am having some work done and today when the workers went into the basement, they discovered that everything we are flushing down the toilet is coming back up the drain onto the basement floor(explains the nasty smell I couldn't figure out!).
I had a plumber come roto-rooter it($270), he came up and said about 25 feet into the pipe it is blocked. it looks like the old pipes are broken and the pieces are blocking it. He said to fix it it would be about $3400. (This sounds really high to me?)
My husband said maybe we could fix it our self--I don't know if this is really a bad idea or not. It would involve tearing up the floor, putting new pipe in, replacing cement floor.
Is this a resonable price? Wouldn't 25 feet into the pipe no longer be under my house? Any opinions?
By the way, I live in Ohio,would it be legal to do it ourselves? also, could we go back on the previous owners, even though it has been 5 months?
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