Water in sewer line to the street connection
Asked Apr 8, 2007, 11:19 AM
I have been having problems with clogged drains lately. All fixtures backed up except the kitchen sink, which is the closest fixture to exiting the house. I located the clean out on the outside of the house that leads to the service connection at the street. I notice there is about two inches of water in the 4" pipe. My question is: Should there be water standing in this line at all times, even when no fixture is being used? Could I have a clog closer to the street service connection? Thanks for any help. Edit: The original backup was resolved using chemicals and now everything flushes and drains. When flushing the toilet and viewing the flow at the cleanout to the street, I can see the flow volume increase but the soilds move very slowly through the pipe. About two inches of water remain in the pipe after the flush.
Last edited by vapnut; Apr 8, 2007 at 11:30 AM.