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The Return of the Revenge of the Son of…

May 19, 2010

Okay, this again?

To be fair, when the plumber came out last time, the problem of the sewage leak had abated sufficiently that the cure (replacing our entire sewage pump and sewage basin) had become worse than the disease (a sewage leak that was inexplicably no longer leaking).  So, basically, we did nothing.

Which, in hindsight, meant that the problem was not solved, and would almost certainly rear it’s ugly head again.

Only this time (1) we have an actual baby and not a hypothetical baby in Dear Wife’s belly and (2) it’s not freezing (we now being in the midst of some downright steamy weather) so we can’t blame the pipes freezing as the culprit of the problem.  Further, having investigated this myself, this time, I saw the leak first-hand again, and I daresay it’s worse than before.

Which means… chances are this time we are going to have to swallow that unpalatable (and probably too expensive) cure.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2010 11:17 am

    When we lived in Darkest Norfolk, we had a septic tank. That constantly failed to work correctly because the numpty who built the house sited it worng. We had floods of raw sewage.
    A year after we left the village and moved back to civilisation, the council got the whole village linked to the main sewer a mile and a half away.
    as my daughter would say, “It figures!”

    • May 19, 2010 12:25 pm

      What’s funny is we are connected to the main sewer line! The plumber has expressed disdain for whoever designed our system, because they’ve got it set up so everything dains into a small tank, and then from there it’s pumped out to the main sewer line. It seems odd, because the plumber was reasonably certain the main sewer line is below the main line of our house, so there’d be no reason why gravity couldn’t do the job just as well.


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