Message from Der Seeteufel - SD in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #general
The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
Or, “Who Needs an AR-15 Anyway?”
@Warren H#1406 finding a wholesale property is what any real estate investor wants. It is business. It’s not scamming, it’s not shady, it’s just world of business and if you get cracked by someone else, it’s your fault for not knowing any better.
Yeah I love it! I learned how to drive a Semi today. I've got to practice quite a bit more but I've got the basics. I've learned more useful life skills in a week here than I did in the last 6 years.
Did someone call me? 🤔
Sorry I was calling someone else and miss clicked
Oh no worries.
L. Love. That song.
I was pocket posting there for a second. I had to put my phone away because I'm actually still at work.
Where I come from lot's of wheat fields and cows.
We have about 900,000 people in the state and 3.6 million cattle.
Sounds like hamburger heaven.
I have an issue I could Use some help with. I have a drain that goes underground to the sewer system from the side of my house where a storm gutter used to be hooked up to it and the bilge pump from my basement. It looks like a bunch of leaves have gotten stuck down inside it over the years, and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for me for how to clear it. The only thing I could think of was a plumbing snake.
I really need to get it cleared because the bilge pump now just drains off to the side of my house and has made a muddy mess outside.
@Deleted User snake, air compressor, or leaf blower. How far down is the clog?
Or shop vac
@Deleted User you should check to make sure it's not blocked at the road, back in the late 70s early 80s around here they blocked the run off into the local sewer system because of lead paint and asbestos.
But if they never did that in your area then @Deleted User has the right idea, if that doesn't work you might have to dig it up, the pipe could have collapsed.
@Deleted User you should also check with you city. Some places only allow you to pump to the sewer during the winter. If you need to pump to your lawn get a long plastic hose and punch a few holes along the length to distribute the water over a larger area. I use my bilge water to water my bushes and garden.
I think it’s just leaves. I can see some of them. I am going to pull what I can out and then get one of those rubber attachments for the garden hose that fills up until it’s snug in the drain and flushed the clog out.
I've never tried one of those, but if it's cheaper than renting a snake it would be a good place to start troubleshooting your problem. You'll find out if it's "soft" blockage or if there is something more going on.
If all else fails and you don't want to call a plumber you could go buy 4" corrugated pipe and run it yourself, from your sump to the sewer. Rent a ditch witch which will make it cake digging that trench.
Keeping in mind you have to run the pipe on a slight grade so the water will move away from your foundation.
I'd just like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to call 811 before they dig
Great advice brother
So, back on 03/12/2018, I paid a plumber to clear my laundry room floor drain, because it was backing up. Well, it just started backing up again, only two months later. Not sure what it could be. I put a lint trap on the laundry hose, so it is not like a bunch of lint has been collecting in the pipes - and even if it were, it's only been two months. Normally, it has taken a year or longer before the pipe began backing up again.
Hey can someone send an invite for this server to Martin - IL?
So, back on 03/12/2018, I paid a plumber to clear my laundry room floor drain, because it was backing up. Well, it just started backing up again, only two months later. Not sure what it could be. I put a lint trap on the laundry hose, so it is not like a bunch of lint has been collecting in the pipes - and even if it were, it's only been two months. Normally, it has taken a year or longer before the pipe began backing up again. There is also a lint trap on the basin drain. I put a quarter-sized circular piece of rubber on it, to slow the flow of water, but it still backs up. The water that comes does retreat eventualy, but there should be no water coming up again this soon.
Wish I could help, but I don’t know much about plumbing.
Assuming the pipe is under ground it is possible it has been decaying over the years and finally collapsed
@Rick call the plumber again and tell him what happened. Ask him if he'll come out for free
I'm not a plumber, I'm to skinny. Sorry.
But what John said is probably a place to start, they didn't fix your issue.