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Author Topic: Day 5.5 without sewer  (Read 760 times)

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Offline kentfrat1783

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Day 5.5 without sewer
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:15:39 am »
Hi All,

Well, what a week it has been.  Took a shower last Saturday night and the drain sounded just a bit odd and by the time I was about to turn the shower off, I realized why it started to back up. 

When I was in the hospital last year I had part of the sewer line replaced but now it seems like the part they didn't replace connecting to the main city line has now collapsed.  They are to be coming today to dig up the yard and sidewalk to fix it. 

My hope is I'll be able to take a shower at home tonight.  I do have a nice neighbor that is allowing us to use their shower. 

But from what I've heard there is another neighbor that is having similar issues. My house was the first house built in this area (1952) so it's just time for the lines to collapse.   

I'm just glad that I had purchased the extra insurance to cover sewer line repair.  Such a great $5.99 a month investment. 

Thanks for listing today,

P.S. I'm at least glad that this time I get to see the big hole in the yard.  Yes, I'm a typical guy. 
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Re: Day 5.5 without sewer
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 10:08:56 am »
glad to hear that you've still have access to some water ;)

last winter, we had a sewer issue for 3 days and couldn't reach our landlord! We finally got ahold of his elderly mother who told us he was "out of contact" for a while (what the heck does that mean?), so we had to pay for the plumber ourselves. We just had a temporary fix since I sure wasn't paying (don't have the $$ anyway) for a line replacement. The following month we gave the landlord our rent minus the plumber cost.  ;)

found out the landlord had been rip-roaring drunk, came out of a bar, tried to steal a dog from his owner before slashing and stabbing the man and his girlfriend. The landlord also tried to stab the arresting officers and had spent 3 wks in jail before bailing out. That's why he was "out of contact".  ::)

Luckily for us, since the landlord has raised our rent by $100 for each of the last three years and at that rate of rent we could buy our own house, we have been looking over the last 9 months for a home to buy. We are lucky in that respect because the landlord let it slip that our house (of the 3 he owns) may be the one he sells to pay his legal bills.  :o :o

purchased the extra insurance to cover sewer line repair
filing that tidbit away for future reference ;)

now if we can just find a house before the landlord goes up another $100! Outside of a growing urban area, houses at our price point are few and far between and usually sold within hours. ugh!
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Re: Day 5.5 without sewer
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 01:26:08 pm »
Sorry to hear you are without drains at the moment.

Hopefully it will be fixed soon so you can have a shower at home, before drastic measures apply like "Rag on a stick"  ;)


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Offline kentfrat1783

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Re: Day 5.5 without sewer
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 10:54:37 pm »
Well they got it fixed Thursday but it was an adventure.

Both the city and plumbing company was using the clean out that was put in last year. Both said the pipe collapsesed as all they were getting back was mud.

Well after they dug up the sidewalk and got down they were stumped. The company that done it last year hooked up the clean out to the old sewer line and not the new one that was out in years ago.

They capped off the clean out that went to nothing and put in a new clean out on the correct line.

Itís just bad when the city and plumber said this was the worst mistake they have seen. Just shows what happens when you are in the hospital and not their to ask questions. Then again I couldnít breath last year so I want thinking about that.

But we have sewer again so thatís what matters.
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08/28/2018 - CD4 166 (15%) VL - <20
05/08/2018 - CD4 106 (11%) VL - <20
03/05/2018 - CD4   90 (10%) VL - <20
12/11/2017 - CD4   60 (  8%) VL - The hospital forgot to run
09/07/2017 - CD4   42 (  6%) VL  54        (1.70)
05/11/2017 - CD4     2 (  1%) VL 169,969 (5.23)
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