Today's definition of suck:
Our house is split into 2 plumbing areas. One is to the back 3 bathrooms. The other is for the kitchen, small front bathroom, and laundry room.
The latter has developed a problem. Stuff happening upstairs is backing up into the laundry tub and some from the pipe onto the floor. Brian spent yesterday afternoon chiseling up the concrete some dillweed poured over the pipe as it goes into the ground. Hoping it was the elbow degrading, he removed it. That's when he realized that there are multiple holes in the cast iron pipe. Time to call in the plumbers. They tell him to clear a 10' path. We do, moving things that have been covering the area for a decade. And yeah...the concrete is saturated several inches around the path of the pipe.
Thus ends my initial definition of suck for today. Not sure I'm done defining it yet. More to come when the plumbers arrive between 11 and 11:30