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    Shower drain backing up in the basement

    We've had an issue with our shower drain in the basement (unfinished part of the basement) backing up when we get a lot of rain for a week or so afterwards. We don't ever use this shower, and since it's not a finished part of the basement it's not a huge deal unless we forget to take the shop vac down after a rain. We had roto-rooter come out about 2 years ago and they fixed it and gave us some stuff to pour down it once a month which worked for a while, but it's back now.

    We're going to be going on vacation and would like to have it fixed before we go just in case. Anybody have any suggestions or good/bad experiences with anybody around that would be helpful? Thanks!



    Im just glad I have Homan as my bodyguard, Eustachy joked. If I ever make it real big and get to drive a limo everyday, hell be driving it. I thought he came off the bench like somebody was stealing his cow or something.

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    Re: Shower drain backing up in the basement

    Don't worry, it's never going to rain again.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Shower drain backing up in the basement

    house built in the late 60's early 70's



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    Re: Shower drain backing up in the basement

    We had the same problem with a basement floor drain. Draintech came out and
    took care of it -- and the guy who did the work had more teeth than tattoos.
    Ends up being a pretty messy operation, but the guy cleaned it all up very well.
    Don't remember the exact charge, but it was fair.



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    Re: Shower drain backing up in the basement

    it sounds like your footing drains are hooked up to your sanitary sewer line. if you get them disconnected and ran into a sump pump probably fix everything.



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    Re: Shower drain backing up in the basement

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    house built in the late 60's early 70's
    Nope, 1910...it's a classic



    Im just glad I have Homan as my bodyguard, Eustachy joked. If I ever make it real big and get to drive a limo everyday, hell be driving it. I thought he came off the bench like somebody was stealing his cow or something.

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    Re: Shower drain backing up in the basement

    Sounds like your house is going to flood. Heres what I would do.

    1. Get out of house and never come back.

    Or, if you like this house, you have another set of options

    1. Get out of house
    2. Buy a boat
    3. Take boat in house.



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