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  1. Plumbing
    Have whole house ejector pump. Pump power piggybacks to float plug. I suspect I need to change the float switch. I previously installed an alarm and since the pit is very deep (5') and narrow, so hard to bend over, I didnt exactly think climbing into the pit would be fun. So, I got a separate...
  2. Plumbing
    I hope I can get a few quick responses, because the clock is ticking on this problem! Please and THANK YOU (ahead of time). Was at my parents house today, and while in the kitchen I smelled a god awful sewage smell. I heard the toilet gurgle, and saw it bubble and spit up water for about 5...
  3. Plumbing
    Two years ago I had my septic system field lines rerouted because of issues with the old lines. The old lines were in the front yard. The new system consisting of two 125' lines were ran in the back yard (No new tanks, just field lines). However, the front yard where the old lines were still...
  4. Plumbing
    I have an up flush toilet in my basement bathroom. It got clogged two days ago, and I've tried everything I've done in the past, but nothing has worked (plunged, snaked, checked breaker). The bowl AND bathtub are now both full of sewage...one more flush and I'll be wading through it! :boat...
  5. Plumbing
    This just started happening this week in our new Chicago house- essentially whenever we run a load of laundry, it drains into the laundry sink directly next to it. The laundry sink itself has been draining slower as well. On large loads, the floor drain will completely back up and we will end...
  6. Plumbing
    Just bought a house. been here a week and the septic tank started overflowing into the yard. Fortunately the tank is lower than any pluming so it is leaking out into the woods beside the house. So here is what I have learned about my system. It has a large 2 part holding tank (600 gal)...
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    Hello, someone help me please! I am in need of some good advise :eek:. So I bought my first home about 3 weeks ago... Friday while vacuuming I noticed a wet area in the WHITE carpet right against my wall. This area shared a wall with my downstairs bathroom and a closet. There was also a small...
  8. Plumbing
    Hi folks I was just appointed head of facilities at a brand new 19 million dollar building. I do have to do some janitorial work as well. so Im pretty busy. I have been smelling a very foul smell coming from the 2nd floor, mens room floor drain. The building has a Basement, 1st floor second...
  9. Plumbing
    Hi guys. I would love some help in designing a filter to help prevent sewage clogs in my pipe leading to the main line. I live in a house on a college campus that is over 100 years old. Our sewage line constantly (averaging around twice every three weeks) clogs during the home stretch before...
  10. Plumbing
    I am in Military housing and have just yesterday been moved to a brand new unit. After running our first load of laundry there was a terrible stink in the laundry room that has now spread to the whole house. First thing this morning I called maintenance and told them about the problem. They said...
  11. Plumbing
    Hi, Looking for some help with what is going on in my "new house". I bought a ~50 year old house from a flipper. The basement toilet & shower aren't used much and are now clogged. At the same time I'm getting sewer smelling water that is seeping into my basement when I plunge in the room...
  12. Plumbing
    I have never owned a septic before but I recently purchased a house that has a septic system. I need advice. The law here in MA requires the buyer to pay for a septic inspection prior to sale. The state certifies who can perform the inspection and stipulates what items must be inspected before...
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