toilet overflowing w/sewage

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Old 03-19-00, 09:30 PM
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Help!!! My downstairs toilet,which is right below the upstairs toilet, overflows with waste after any type of percipitation. The toilet does not start running or the tank. It just comes up and sometimes it will also come up the deepsink, and the tub upstairs! YUK! The toilets flush just fine and there is no overflow in the 3 basement drains. I had the drain that the sinks and washer empty out into snaked 100 ft. and the sewer line that connects both toilets snaked as well but that night it rained and I had a huge mess to clean up again. I was told to reroute the water draining off the roof so that it fell on the ground instead of the pipes. I am tapped out of ideas and money. Can someone give me some suggestions as to what to do?Thanks
 
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Old 03-19-00, 11:27 PM
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IS YOUR HOUSE LOWER THAN MOST AROUND YOU ?
I WOULD INSTALL A BACKWATER VALVE ON THE MAIN SEWER WHERE IT EXITS THE HOUSE..
 
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Old 03-20-00, 12:04 AM
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Is your home on a septic system or public sewer? Sounds like a problem I've seen with septic systems that need additional leach field line, or you have a blockage/leak in your sewer line that is allowing water into line. Rain should not affect your sewer line, if you're on public sewer. Storm water and sewer are separate drainage. I'm afraid that you need to repair/replace your sewer line, or add more drain field if you're on a septic system. Good Luck!
 
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Old 03-20-00, 06:52 AM
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Originally posted by GARPLUMCO:
IS YOUR HOUSE LOWER THAN MOST AROUND YOU ?
I WOULD INSTALL A BACKWATER VALVE ON THE MAIN SEWER WHERE IT EXITS THE HOUSE..



Garplumco,
Our house actually sits higher then houses around it. Unfortunately it also sits at the bottom of a very large hill. (corner lot) There are houses about a quarter of a mile away, up the hill. The have recently been built. (Farm land turned into major developements along with a new middle school) Water just pours down that hill. Could that be effecting the overflow?
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Is your home on a septic system or public sewer? Sounds like a problem I've seen with septic systems that need additional leach field line, or you have a blockage/leak in your sewer line that is allowing water into line. Rain should not affect your sewer line, if you're on public sewer. Storm water and sewer are separate drainage. I'm afraid that you need to repair/replace your sewer line, or add more drain field if you're on a septic system. Good Luck!


Oldguy,
We have public sewer, but we ran a very large auger down the line, about 75 feet and didn't run into anything. The guys who ran it did lose that huge bit that was on the end. I know that storm water management and sewer lines are seperate, but do they meet somewhere and could they not be enough to handle all the water that comes off a hill from all the new developement up top the hill?
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Old 03-20-00, 02:28 PM
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Storm water and sewer lines normally are kept separate to keep the load off of the sewage treatment facilities, so I don't think that that is the problem. I think maybe whoever built those homes up the hill did something to create it, such as draining all of the rain gutters into the sewer lines, or something else. I would (A) get the public sewer people out to investigate the problem, and (B) make sure that the auger bit is not still in your sewer line. Good Luck!
 
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