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    Quote Originally Posted by 84fiero123 View Post
    Then after I got that out I came in the house only to find that the toilets where backed up.

    Now after snaking from the house with no luck, I dug up the septic tank and found the clog just 10' in from the tank.
    Well that sucks!
    I spent pretty much half of November '05 laying new sewage pipe from the house to the cesspool (I don't have a tractor, and I'm too cheap to rent a backhoe). It was the old tar-paper pipe, and it had crumbled at a bend, and created a blockage.
    It sucked because half of the time, when I would dig down, I would scrape open the pipe. The stench was horrible. When the septic guy came around I asked him how he could tollerate the stink, after telling him my story. He said , "It smells like money to me!!"

    Good for him. He can have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailLeadr View Post
    Well that sucks!
    I spent pretty much half of November '05 laying new sewage pipe from the house to the cesspool (I don't have a tractor, and I'm too cheap to rent a backhoe). It was the old tar-paper pipe, and it had crumbled at a bend, and created a blockage.
    It sucked because half of the time, when I would dig down, I would scrape open the pipe. The stench was horrible. When the septic guy came around I asked him how he could tollerate the stink, after telling him my story. He said , "It smells like money to me!!"

    Good for him. He can have it.
    The guy that pumps my Brother's septic is the same guy that does most of the porta-potties at our job sites. The guy actually will stand there pumping a tank or a house and eating his lunch! Man it is enough to make me puke watching him.

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    ... hey, I'm eating breakfast here!

    I once saw a guy eating his lunch while on the john once. He had the stall open and I walked past. I was hysterically laughing for an hour or two.

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    Well after trying for hours yesterday with a hand snake I gave up and rented a power snake.

    Wouldn’t you know the line from the house to the tank was frozen solid, so I hooked a garden hose to the hot water for our washer.

    Pushed it up from the inlet of the septic tank to the clog, blasting it with hot water.

    It worked great, until I got about 2‘ from the house,
    ,
    ,
    ,
    ,
    The hose came out of the ground spraying hot water all over the house.

    Yes the hose come threw the pipe and the ground.

    Now tomorrow I have to try and thaw out the ground and dig up the pipe.

    Fun, Fun, Fun.

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    Well after trying for hours yesterday with a hand snake I gave up and rented a power snake.

    Wouldn’t you know the line from the house to the tank was frozen solid, so I hooked a garden hose to the hot water for our washer.

    Pushed it up from the inlet of the septic tank to the clog, blasting it with hot water.

    It worked great, until I got about 2‘ from the house,
    ,
    ,
    ,
    ,
    The hose came out of the ground spraying hot water all over the house.

    Yes the hose come threw the pipe and the ground.

    Now tomorrow I have to try and thaw out the ground and dig up the pipe.

    Fun, Fun, Fun.

    Technology is great, when it Works,
    And one Big Pain in the Ass When it Doesn’t.
    Detroit Iron Rules, All the Rest are Just Toys.
    94 GMC Burban, 5.7L (350), 4X4, Auto
    86 GMC Burban, 350, 2 WD, Auto
    79 GMC pickup plow truck, 400, Full time 4X4, Auto
    86 Pontiac Fiero SE, 2.8L, Auto, only mid engine American car
    See a Pattern yet?

    15 year GM assembly line worker.

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    Good luck, and remember to not over-do it. Take breaks, and keep warm.
    Patrick
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