We moved on to our new house on April 17th. Many of you have read the blog post about the saga. Here is the tale of the plumbing.
Our new home is over 50 years old. As such, it was plumbed with iron piping. We did not know this until our washing machine was hooked up and we found out it was not hooked in to the city sewer system. It just dumped into the backyard at the foundation of the house.
We called the plumber in and he ran a camera down the piping to the rest of the house so he could find the sewer and got stuck in back of the wall where the toilets meet. That's when I was informed that the back of this pipe had a big old whole in it. Why, you may ask? Because over the 50 previous years people had used Drano type chemical to unclog the bathroom sinks. Iron does not like Drano, but Drano is an acid and likes to eat Iron pipes.
The plumber removed the toilet in the master bathroom and cut open the wall. Day one. Here is the pipe-
Day 2. New pipe.
Trying to find the hook up. It's not in back off the wall of concrete in back of the crew.
Oh, and the handyman was there too. He put in this nice new set of shelves where the gas furnace had been.
Four days saw a lot of progress. Yes, they did put all the dirt back in over the pipes and put the gravel back. No dogs fell in to any of the holes.