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Offline Bubbermiley

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #1815 on: November 19, 2021, 11:15:11 am »
I'm no plumber, but it sounds like the main drain to the sewer needs to be augured now and then maybe a backflow valve installed on it once things get back to normal?

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« Reply #1816 on: November 19, 2021, 11:32:05 am »
We have someone coming now, and there's a reasonably good chance it'll be at Strata expense and not ours.

Backflow valve sounds great and I'm going to ask, but I suspect that it's not practicable for this particular issue.  I think they'd have to dig beneath the concrete foundation to install it, which I don't think is likely.  The plumbing here is pretty screwed up, was probably to code 25 years ago, but it isn't now, or so we've been told by multiple plumbers.

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« Reply #1817 on: November 19, 2021, 12:34:21 pm »
This is a FB post made by my son in law yesterday. This is what people are doing.

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"Yesterday I spent a whole day working with 20-30 volunteers from my rugby club and lacrosse club going to farms to clean out 1-2 feet manure spoilt feed and debris. The exhaustion and stress on their faces was so apparent but the end of the day a weight had been lifted from their shoulders. This wasn’t even planned. I had one barn that needed cleaning so friends and their kids came to help and we were done in an hour. Through Facebook more people saw I needed help and before I knew it word went out that I was cleaning out my barn.  We were done before most people showed but rather than tell them to go home I said we should go across the road and clean out the neighbors barn. And it so went. We would travel from farm to farm with an army willing of community members to the shock of the farmers. What we accomplished in hours would have taken days if not weeks."





They have noticed no animal rights advocates have showed up to help, only criticize.

My son dropped by yesterday and his voice was almost gone from yelling at idiots trying to get on to the prairie. He was headed back in for another 12+ hour overnight shift. He asked one woman from Vancouver where she was going and the answer was, Kelowna to check out the vineyards. Man there are a lot of brain dead people still walking.
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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #1818 on: November 19, 2021, 12:42:27 pm »
We have someone coming now, and there's a reasonably good chance it'll be at Strata expense and not ours.

Backflow valve sounds great and I'm going to ask, but I suspect that it's not practicable for this particular issue.  I think they'd have to dig beneath the concrete foundation to install it, which I don't think is likely.  The plumbing here is pretty screwed up, was probably to code 25 years ago, but it isn't now, or so we've been told by multiple plumbers.

A back flow valve could be put in the main line to the complex.
"Never trust a man without a single redeeming vice" WSC

Offline Dia

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #1819 on: November 20, 2021, 09:35:43 am »
Everything got taken care off, free of charge since it's a strata issue, and not originating in our unit - the blockage was about 55' away.  We've regularly asked Strata do clean out the lines since the last time this happened, but so far no luck.  Last time was much worse; we were out of our home for three months while floors and walls were repaired.

I'm told there are check valves on the lines, but that they're old (25 years) and probably aren't working as well as they could be.  The ideal solution would be to install new sewer lines, which would involve taking the floor up in everyone's unit - so I'm thinking that's not going to happen.  Also a check valve installed just for our unit could result in a pressurized explosion into our next door neighbor's place if another blockage occurred. 

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« Reply #1820 on: November 23, 2021, 12:27:19 pm »
My post count is 6666.  All hail sweet Satan.

Now 6667 :(
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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #1821 on: November 23, 2021, 01:52:50 pm »
I wonder what mine is.

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« Reply #1822 on: November 28, 2021, 05:58:13 pm »
Kim City wasn't directly affected by the big storm. We had high winds and heavy rain and hail, but nothing too serious.  We did have a lot of evacuees from Merritt, I'm not sure if they're back home yet.   After the storm there was a bunch of panic-buying at the grocery stores.  The produce and meat and dairy shelves were empty for a while. I hear that things are back to normal. Going grocery shopping soon, will see for myself.

I finally had the medical testing that had been delayed due to all the covidiot support workers being fired at the hospital. It went well.  They did not find the thing that I had been dreading. They found a minor issue that should be fairly manageable with preventive care. Quite relieved.

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