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Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section #5342262 02/05/20 09:05 PM
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My house started out as a 400sqft homestead cabin with a flat roof. Then someone added about a 600 sqft cabin directly over the original cabin and put a peaked roof on it.
Below the peak roof is still the original flat roof.

Then added a bathroom. Then added more rooms and a 2nd bathroom. Total of 1007 sqft.

Anyway the sink in the bathroom closest to the outlet that goes to the septic tank plugged. I could not get it unplugged.

Called a plummer. Guy puts his snake into the sink drain pipe in the wall. Starts feeding the cable.

My wife hears a noise she didn't recognize. The guys snake was coming out of our bathtub drain in our other bathroom!

He got it unplugged and pushed all the nasty into the tub lol. Looks like our back bathroom is plummed to our front bathroom!

Pipes make a U-turn in the foundation instead of going directly out to the septic tank.


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342323 02/05/20 11:22 PM
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Snake took a wrong turn inside a "T" fitting?


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342328 02/05/20 11:25 PM
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Your house sounds comical!

Will it pass a standard pre-buy inspection per applicable codes?


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342331 02/05/20 11:27 PM
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Do you have roof drain vents?


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342363 02/06/20 01:39 AM
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old houses are like a box of chocolates. you never know what you will find till you open them up.

Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342383 02/06/20 03:00 AM
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Maybe the people that added onto your house are related to the people we bought our house from. Lol


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Linctex] #5342410 02/06/20 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
Your house sounds comical!

Will it pass a standard pre-buy inspection per applicable codes?

What does that include?


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342434 02/06/20 05:54 AM
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You are lucky you have a septic tank. I could see some of the non toilet drain lines running to a buried 55 gal drum.


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342466 02/06/20 06:42 AM
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These sorts of things are not uncommon. Comical at best. Glad to hear you're getting it sorted out.


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Donald] #5342490 02/06/20 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
You are lucky you have a septic tank. I could see some of the non toilet drain lines running to a buried 55 gal drum.

We had to have the original replaced about 6 years ago. The electric company was driving back there to access s pole and fell into it. I will have to run some water and see if the sink is actully connected to the tank.

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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342508 02/06/20 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by Donald
You are lucky you have a septic tank. I could see some of the non toilet drain lines running to a buried 55 gal drum.

We had to have the original replaced about 6 years ago. The electric company was driving back there to access s pole and fell into it. I will have to run some water and see if the sink is actully connected to the tank.

Ouch. I take it that the tank location wasn't known?


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: supton] #5342509 02/06/20 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by supton
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Originally Posted by Donald
You are lucky you have a septic tank. I could see some of the non toilet drain lines running to a buried 55 gal drum.

We had to have the original replaced about 6 years ago. The electric company was driving back there to access s pole and fell into it. I will have to run some water and see if the sink is actully connected to the tank.

Ouch. I take it that the tank location wasn't known?

Yes it was. Nobody was home. They were trying to access a pole prolly 500 ft away instead of going around the block they drove through my yard.


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: Chris142] #5342534 02/06/20 08:34 AM
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I've had a snake come out the vent and tear up shingles on the roof.


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Re: Weird plumbing. Might belong in the comedy section [Re: WhyMe] #5342604 02/06/20 10:45 AM
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old houses are like a box of chocolates. you never know what you will find till you open them up.

My grandparents house has been abandoned for awhile. Are you saying there will boxes of chocolates when we tear into it? Cool deal!
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Originally Posted by Chris142
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Originally Posted by Donald
You are lucky you have a septic tank. I could see some of the non toilet drain lines running to a buried 55 gal drum.

We had to have the original replaced about 6 years ago. The electric company was driving back there to access s pole and fell into it. I will have to run some water and see if the sink is actully connected to the tank.

Ouch. I take it that the tank location wasn't known?

Yes it was. Nobody was home. They were trying to access a pole prolly 500 ft away instead of going around the block they drove through my yard.


Seriously? They just drove through private property to avoid driving an extra 0.1 miles?


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