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Old 12-24-2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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when using the washer in basement the water would start backing up. goes into set tub [that drain is ok] plumber came out and said street trap was broken and he'd have to dig lawn up to correct.. can someone explain what he meant and how this affected flow. everything else drains ok-it's just when you dump alot of water,ie-washer..Thank's, Harry.

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Old 12-24-2009, 08:13 AM   #2
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Set tub?.Does the rest of your house drains exit below your basement floor?If so and everything else is draining properly I say the problem is at the washer drain.In my experience,the street tap is where your house drain connects to the city sewer and if this was the problem than the everything would back up.Repairing the tap can be messy and expensive!

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I am sorry,I miss read your post.Street trap?I have heard of a house sewer main trap(A running trap to keep the sewer smell from coming back into untrapped basement floor drains).
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I would need to know how he came to this decision. Did he run a snake with a camera through the line? If other drains are running okay, this does not make sense. Years ago House traps were installed. This amounted to double trapping which is now illegal. I think I would get another opinion.
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to clairify; there is an old toilet drain in basement that is capped off. the pipe from this goes down and connects to main house sewer line. water started coming up through there when washer drained. plumber came out and put rod[?] down vent[?] outside, he said he pulled up mud which meant the trap[?]-terra cotta was broken and he would need to dig up lawn to replace. is this true??.. Thank's
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Even straight (no trap) terra cotta or even cast iron lines can collapse giving the symptoms you describe. Digging up and replacing is the only solution.
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You left that out in your first post!Happy digging.

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