+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Basement Drain Smells - Done the obvious things?

    Thank for all the posts. I got a second opinion, glad I did - the first plumber would have replaced the floor drain and it would not have solved the issue, cowboy.

    I got a cam down there and there is indeed a blockage, 125ft out so on city property. Now commences the City of Toronto merry-go-round.

    The block seems quite bad, but it is draining. The distance of the block and the draining explains how we have got away with out any overflowing - I think we came pretty close though.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,906

    Default Re: Basement Drain Smells - Done the obvious things?

    Good you figured it out before a full back up. My in laws had that happen. A foot or two of sewage laden water in the basement is no picnic or bed of roses.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Basement Drain Smells - Done the obvious things?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed21 View Post
    Good you figured it out before a full back up. My in laws had that happen. A foot or two of sewage laden water in the basement is no picnic or bed of roses.
    The city guys reckon it is a collapsed "riser". The road out front get torn up today!

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2,478

    Default Re: Basement Drain Smells - Done the obvious things?

    I may be late adding this, but if you don't have one I would go ahead and have a backflow preventer installed on the main line. If you need it just once it will more than pay for itself, plus it's becoming a common code item these days.

    Phil

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •