main pipe in basement is clogged?


Old 05-16-14, 07:39 PM
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Exclamation main pipe in basement is clogged?

concern - while draining the tub there was water pouring out down in the basement from bathroom floor.

condition - removed panel to look under tub - no leaks visible around the smaller pipes, but the water is defintely tub water (warm and soapy)
the big drainage pipe thet the grey water leavs the house in is heavy and appears full of water. flush toilet - same water pours out.
Sink, toilet and tub are on same line.


Solution ???

I am on a septic... Thanks for any advise I can get

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Old 05-17-14, 04:52 AM
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Septic Tank

Field lines clogged and tank is full. Have tank pumped.
Old 05-17-14, 06:55 PM
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water pouring out down in the basement from bathroom floor.
Did you figure out where the water is actually coming from? Is one of the pipes broken/leaking? Or is one of the fixtures overflowing?

flush toilet - same water pours out.
Is the toilet overflowing?

If the water is overflowing out of the fixture, I'd agree with Wirepuller about a septic issue. But if you're just getting water dripping somewhere, it sounds more like a break in your pipe.

Can you elaborate?
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