Saturday, March 02, 2013
Hi I really miss spending more time on here but it feels likes its been more and more hectic - like last week I was having trouble with the washing machine NOT draining (it goes into the floor drain in the basement and started backing up) I managed to try to unblock it (and managed to mangle my hand in the process as the drain is about a foot under the floor and it goes right into a trap - there should be MORE room to negotiate a snake into the stupid thing but I keep thinking whover poured the floor was slovenly. Therefore it ends up being like inserting your hand into an inside-out bacteria infested cheese grater (don't forget it is a SEWER). A couple of days later after feeling sort of sorry for myself and my ineptitude as a "handyman" I happened to be down there looking at the water level in the drain and happened to notice it move UP and DOWN several inches. I happened to ask my wife a couple of minutes later as she came downstairs (I thought perhaps she had had a shower but she had just flushed the toilet). I started to suspect that perhaps there was more to the story, Later on that evening the sewer proper back up (not a lot but enough to announce its PRESENCE) . I went and called the city and they came out the next day as there were calls ahead of us (thankfully the fire dept doesn't operate in a similar fashion). Anyhow they put a camera down (after BREAKING my plug to my cleanout) and determined the blockage was 30.5 m out (roughly 100') so it was determined the the blockage was on the city property, They ran a snake down and unblocked it (apparently they had to connect 5 sections together). Not to mention I guess that save me having to rent one and do it myself (I have done that NOT a pleasant job). Needless to say I am glad that was taken off of my shoulders. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.