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    Default Sewer back up around crawlspace pipe

    I am hoping someone here can help.

    The other day we noticed a sewer smell in our house. I checked the crawlspace, and sure enough I could smell it. We tore a house down, put in a foundation, tapped into the existing sewer line and put a double wide manufactured home on it 5 years ago. The crawlspace floor is gravel on top of a vapor barrier. I crawled under and had my daughter run water and flush the toilets when I was laying by the connection from the house to sewer line. Well, I could hear the water coming down the pipe, checked for leaks and no leaks found. Once the water got down a ways, it bubbled up next to the sewer line going into the ground, which pushed the gravel around a bit. The sewer line runs straight to a tree which is around 50 ft. tall and 8 ft. in diameter. Would the most likely problem be roots in the sewer line?

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    Default Re: Sewer back up around crawlspace pipe

    [QUOTE=markmat429;21603]I am hoping someone here can help.

    The other day we noticed a sewer smell in our house. I checked the crawlspace, and sure enough I could smell it. We tore a house down, put in a foundation, tapped into the existing sewer line and put a double wide manufactured home on it 5 years ago. The crawlspace floor is gravel on top of a vapor barrier. I crawled under and had my daughter run water and flush the toilets when I was laying by the connection from the house to sewer line. Well, I could hear the water coming down the pipe, checked for leaks and no leaks found. Once the water got down a ways, it bubbled up next to the sewer line going into the ground, which pushed the gravel around a bit. The sewer line runs straight to a tree which is around 50 ft. tall and 8 ft. in diameter. Would the most likely problem be roots in the sewer line?[/QUOTE
    I am sure you have a broken pipe. You can either dig till you find it or hire a plumber that has a camera he can put down the sewer line to see what the issue is.
    Harry

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