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Dan Vorona asked:

May 21, 2014
Water is coming in through new overhead sewer
Last year we had a overhead sewer conversion done in my house. I was in the basement last week and heard water running. I looking near the new PVC pipe that was going out from the new ejector pit that was installed in the basement. If you look at the picture you'll see how this was constructed. They put a hole in the foundation, but then used this black rubber gasket that you tighten up. It's 'supposed' to be water tight. Clearly its not and I grabbed a wrench to tighten it up as it had come lose. Luckily it was only rain water, but it must have been coming out for awhile since my carpet was soaked. Is this normal? Is this even the the right way to seal this up? Of course the contractor won't call me back now to fix it. I've pretty much stopped the leaking, but there's a tiny bit of water coming through still, and I don't wanna over tighten the nuts. Thoughts?

Rob Owens of VTS Homes, Inc. PRO answered:

Jun 1, 2014

You definitely should not have any leaking.  I suggest you call a plumber to come look at the issue.

Jun 2, 2014

not sure about the product used in your home. we usually pack the joint with oakum. then we use hydrolic cement (water plug). followed by tar on the outside. hope this helps. email with any questions.

Gregory Brown answered:

Oct 5, 2016

I don't know but there is some mojor problem with my sewer main line. I think it is severly clogged and think that only a professional can fixed it. Which is the best trenchless sewer repairs in NJ.

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