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Home Improvement/Repair Questions


Did a little searching to see if a thread like this existed. Didn't find
anything recent though and most were very application specific. This
could be a good thread to post more general questions.

And to start it off, calling all those with plumbing experience. The
main sewer drainage pipe in our basement seems to leak but only when we
have a heavy rain. And it only leaks from the seals/collars. I tried
re-caulking the seals and tightening and collar fasteners but it doesn't
seem to help. But I'm also confused as to why it ONLY leaks during a
heavy rainfall and not for any other drainage activities (i.e.
dishwasher, clothes washer, showers, etc.). And it doesn't really leak
to where there's a constant flow, it's very gradual and I can see that
some of the moisture does follow the short slope toward the floor drain
near the furnace. So I guess that's good but just curious if I need to
be concerned about this or should try something to rectify the issue.
May 24, 2022 @ 04:56 am

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Is that a clean out facing the wall?

Is that a clean out facing the wall?

I was thinking the same thing as snick. And the city sewer doesn't even have to be a combined system. It could have been designed as a sanitary system but receives lots of inflow and infiltration. That combined with a partial blockage of the city sewer, and now you have water backed up in your pipe.

I see you have a sink next to the rubber fittings. Is the leak below or above the drain in the sink?
May 24, 2022 @ 09:18 am

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