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Rather than see the grey water as a problem think of it as helping the planet. What your mother-in-law is doing is similar to composting. As long as the water entering the planter is not from the toilet and doesn't contain animal fat there shouldn't be any cause for alarms. The water and vegetable scraps are readily consumed and absorbed by microbes and ...


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Thank you for the responses. I've discovered that water from that bin is being drained into the street. There IS a pipe that comes from the backyard to the street so the gray water system is making more sense. I thought she was about to be swallowed up by a sinkhole. Gotta figure out what to do about the smell.


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In California where I live, gray water systems are allowed by some localities, but generally only for showers, laundry, and lavatory sinks. Kitchen sinks tend to have grease that is too hard to break down.


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I'm guessing that the root of the issue isn't so much the joint as the drainage profile being wrong. It looks like the greenhouse was a later addition on what used to be an open deck (that would have been sealed and drained either with a floor drain or scuppers. The cement capping on the top of the wall is crowned, but the greenhouse walls are attached ...


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First you will need to clean both areas; I would want to use a Latex compound so it will last longer. If you fill the low area and seal the crack above the blue box it should start dripping on the edge. Next to the brick I would a triangle shaped fill with the edge being 2-3” to the window at least an inch or 2" tall, 2” would be better. This would let the ...


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It should drain to daylight or a well constructed drain field. Apparently, it does neither, hence the blockage. Possibly, blocked from lint build-up from the washing machine or was poorly constructed in the first place. Rent a longer snake insert it all the way to the blockage and try to clear it. If you can't clear it, use a metal detector to find the ...


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If your jurisdiction uses the International Plumbing Code or a derivative, there are several issues with this set-up. First - 1002.1 would require the washer to have its own trap (none of the exceptions are applicable), and the trap needs to be within 30" of the standpipe: 1002.1 Fixture traps. Each plumbing fixture shall be separately trapped by a ...



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