01:39PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 05/02/04
5 lifetime posts
Intermittent slow toilet drain upon flush, sometimes backing up and overflowing. We had broken sewer lateral in our 60 year old house. Replaced seweral lateral 5 years ago ($4500). That helped, but we still have intermittent problem. Plumber came in recently and said we needed to replace the "stack". He did ($2500) and we still have exactly same problem. He has returned 4-5 times in recent weeks. He scoped the line and reports nothing. What are my alternatives to fix this problem? Should I get my money back from plumber--we have exact same problem after as before? Just sell the house? Start drinking?


05:16PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
You need to describe the problem in more detail.

Are you on a public sewer?

On a private septic system?

Low flow toilets?

What country?

Size (diameter) of sewer line?

Size (diameter) of sewer stack?

Thats a start...


06:59PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 05/02/04
5 lifetime posts
We live in a suburban area in a public subdivision maintained by metropolitan sewer district. Lines and subdivision were put in in late 1940's to early 50's. Do not have low water flush system, I don't know how many gallons per flush, but did not purchase (intentionally at least) water saving flush box/toilet. Actually I believe it is same toilet and flush box as when house was put in, just new seat cover, etc. Vent from roof was cleaned last year, although I don't believe there were any obstructions. Residents are two elderly folks in 80's, so no kids flushing hamsters or balls.....???


07:02PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 05/02/04
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sorry, you asked what country? USA. St. Louis, Missouri. God's Country! St. Louis Cardinals, The St. Louis Blue's (who may come back next year), The Rams who keep everyone guessing.
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