Sewer backup during Y2K? NO PROBLEM! Put bike innertube in sewer pipe and start pumping! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The headline speaks for itself!

-- freddie (, April 23, 1999

Answers could hook the pump to the ORGAN pipes and have a lovely melody instead...

-- churchorganist (, April 23, 1999.

I think you are missing the physics on this freddie. The hydraulic force of any liquid in a confined space is quite amazing. I use hydraulics every day. It just boggles the imagination to consider the effort it must have taken to dig pipelines, mines, sewer septic systems etc before the advent of powered excavation equipment or as we call it heavy equipment. Designed properly a cylinder an inch in diameter can effectively lift an entire automobile off the ground using high pressuse and hydraulics.

Two considerations people should take into acount when doing property assesments (which should be done considering the #'s being reported by nearly everyone in regards to less critical systems) elevations of your house in relationship to the fluids environment ie: are at the top of the hill so-to-speak, then you will not have problem with flooding from either storm water or sewer water from others. But you may find it extremely difficult to recieve other necessities such as water, gas, If how-ever you, you live at the bottom of the valley so-to-speak you will be at risk of flooding from either storm or sewer lines. Like I said the pressures possible from the lines coming into your home may be to great to use a air filled plug. I would look into getting a mechanical back-flow-prevention device. They are relatively cheap and not too hard to install if you don't already have one in your house. Again if you have concerns along this line, consider asking your local plumbing inspector what he would recomend.

-- spun@lright (, April 23, 1999.


Why not have that NO GOOD son-in-law of yours clean up the shit?

-- CashQueen (RichLady@$$$.com), April 23, 1999.

Cash Queen! On my last post you called me an a**hole for no reason or provocation. It's people like you who cause the wars, killings and misery on this planet. It's very obvious you're a BITCH and it's time you go back to where you belong, and that's the dogpound! Arf, arf, yelp, yelp! It's only a matter of time until your husband throws you out in the street! If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all! See, it's already happening! You're the cause of this fight! People like you are the cause of wars, killings and misery! Go back to the dogpound and stay there until you find a new owner! WoooooF!!!

-- freddie (, April 23, 1999.

Cash Queen, I'm with freddie with this one. I went back and read your attack against Freddie. That was a real bitchy thing to do! No wonder Freddie calls you a bitch! And then you stoop so low as to screw up the Greenspun computer at Freddie's last post! Hey, you're really a true BITCH!!! What else can I say? A bitch is a bitch is a bitch!

Die hund is loss! Swinehund!

-- Y2Kready (, April 23, 1999.


You didn't answer my question. Why not let that NO GOOD son-in- law clean up the shitty poo? Give him something to do to earn his can of beans for the day. (Giggle.)

-- CashQueen (RichLady@$$$.com), April 23, 1999.

Cash Queen, looks like you're starting to sweeten up! But it's too late. You're already known here as a bitch. Once a bitch, always a bitch! Freddie does not have to answer to a bitch!

-- sam (, April 23, 1999.


Who castrated you? I can be a bitch, I'm rich. You just joined the asshole club. hahahaha

-- CashQueen (RichLady@$$$.com), April 23, 1999.

Just goes to show you... money can't buy class.

-- Blanche Fleur (, April 23, 1999.

Hey you Queen bee rich bitch, I can see that hand writing on the wall. I would not doubt it for a minute that you treat your husband like a piece of shit! It's only a matter of time until he finds a new sweetheart that treats him with respect and he'll throw you out on your ear! It happens every time, WITHOUT FAIL!! Yo've got an attitude problem, you old bitch!

-- sonofsam (, April 23, 1999.

You old bitch of a Cash Queeny! You must have escaped from the dogpound! You reflect yourself as an arrogant old bitch! It's nothing to be proud of! If I were you I would choose a different name on this forum, because we've got your number!

-- Dan Dan (, April 23, 1999.

Here is more discussion we had on this, a while back. n1

Spun@lright. Good considerations, thank you. I for one value any topic that gets me thinking about things I didn't think about before.

I don't know about other cities, but in Los Angeles plumbing code, the backwater valve solves the problem, and is required to pass inspection (in those situations where it serves the purpose). This doesn't mean it was always put in, however, say if add-ons to the house were never inspected. It can't hurt to get professional advice.

-- Debbie (, April 23, 1999.

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