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More on Sewer System Problems

Since the post on infrastructure failure, I have received several inquiries for additional information on how to plug your sewer line.  The method that I mentioned using Ready Crete works well if your house is on a slab or if access to your sewer lines is a problem.  You need to find the clean out which is normally located on the outside of your home.  Open the plastic screw lid with a wrench or large set of channel locks.  Mix the Ready Crete per directions and pour into the clean out.  Use a stick to tamp it down so that the line is completely blocked.  …

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Infrastructure Failure

This is another post on the subject of infrastructure failure.  This will deal with the sewer systems.  If you are on a septic tank, you will probably not have problems.  However, people who live in more urban areas can have a nasty problem.  Depending on where you live, you may have a risk of other people’s sewage backing up into your home.

For instance, I am aware of low-lying areas in which the sewage has to be pumped up hill to get to the treatment plant.  If you live in a low-lying area that is dependent on pumps and the people above you continue to use their system after the power has failed you should have a plan to plug your sewer line.  …

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