COMMUNITY FORUM

cdmitchell

01:09PM | 10/29/05
Member Since: 10/28/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hello,

Please help!

Our home was built in 1954 (we've lived in it for 7 years) and the kitchen sink, basement utility sink, and floor drain are plumbed into a dry well. Right now, none are draining (at all)! We called a plumber, and they quoted us $3,800 to have it "fixed." Their recommendation was to (this is right from the paperwork) "jackhammer floor, install pump basin, and install injector pump" so everything flows into our septic tank (which is small - 500 gallons - it was last pumped and inspected 3 months ago). Aren't there any other solutions (perhaps cheaper and less messy)? Can't the drain(s) just be unclogged? $3,800 is a lot of money! Why can the system function for so long but now apparently the only solution is this?

Any advice would be much appreciated. I don't know anything about plumbing and dry wells and worry that I'm not hearing all the possible options to fix the problem.

Thanks very much in advance,

Plugged up in Spokane
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1