Drains slow ? Cant find pipe for snake?

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Old 01-06-14, 10:30 PM
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Drains slow ? Cant find pipe for snake?

toilets gurgle and slowing drains in neighbors house. I want to snake main drain valve that I usually am able to find in most homes but not here?
city sewer hookup I am stumped could it be outside(buried) ?? already looked in and out?? I do allot of work and am very familiar with this house?
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Old 01-07-14, 06:06 AM
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I am trying to locate the Y-Joint in the main house drainage. The one that makes it easy putting the snake though.
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Old 01-07-14, 06:26 AM
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By code there should be a main cleanout, either just before the main exits the house or if that's an inaccessible space, at the end of the main lateral. But as I'm sure you've seen, just because it should be there doesn't mean it is.

There could be a cleanout outside, but in colder climates those are sometimes not used, and could as easily have been buried over the years of landscaping.

Is the house on a basement/crawlspace or slab?

I've heard of plumbers removing a toilet to get to the main stack... Others may have better/easier suggestions.

-Mike
 
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Yes if no cleanout anywhere pulling the toilet is the best option...
 
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Old 01-07-14, 07:23 AM
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Zorfdt 2 story House is on the side of a hill on a slab. One last pile of junk to move to possibly see if anything is behind it there in garage. Basement toilet and garage are in corner of house closest to street. Otherwise will consider that toilet removal. This has been starting since the cold weather been upon us?
 
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