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Old 03-01-2012, 11:42 AM
Location: East of the Blue Ridge
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The city line runs from the sewer meter to the main line under the road. The homeowners' part runs from the meter to the house.
Nope. For Brentwood you are responsible for the pipe all the way to the main. You may want to read the sample contract for water & sewer at the bottom of the page in FAQ's.

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Old 03-01-2012, 12:34 PM
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Thanks, I'm very familiar with how things work here.

You have linked to a contract for new installation of a pool or irrigation system.

It works the way I wrote earlier; I promise. Not really relevant to the OP, though. He still needs a plumber.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:52 PM
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There are chemical that can be put into the sewer pipe to kill roots. The only way you will know now bad it is will be to have it scoped. May just be a section where roots entered and the root growing inside the pipe from there.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:15 AM
Location: Knoxville
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If it is only the upstairs bathroom, and all the other drains work fine, then the problem is in the upstairs plumbing, not in the sewer line in the yard.

Did you run the snake thru the clean out in the yard? Getting roots, I'm guessing you did. Did you by chance also snake down the vent pipe on the roof?

90' from a yard clean out is a long ways, but depending on how far your house is from the street, it may not have even reached the city sewer.

I would call a plumber.
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