Sewer line clean out is getting blocked

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niko7099

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I had a plumber do this but i dont think this is done right. if you see the picture from the wall . The sewer line is coming out of the house and then it takes a left.. The plumber looks like put a Y there so there can be a cleanout.. When it blocked up, feeces was coming out of the clean out. I think the Y is forcing stuff out of the cleanout... The other left part of the Y goes into another sewer line that is coming straight under it.
When it was blocked up, the straight sewer line (which you cant see) is which under the Y was not blocked up.

I feel this cleanout and using a Y is wrong and it can force stuff up the clean out.. I think the cleanout should have been built from a straight vertical. the plumber may have used a Y as its more easer to go down to the house. appreciate any thoughts on this ? it has only clogged up once, but this apartment is not used that much...
 

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Jeff H Young

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looks like the clean out is to clean upstream rather than typical down stream. looks really shallow I think a clean out tee on its back with a yard box to access would be better just one idea . As far as that being legal I dout it I would not conider this and agree with You Niko its hack !
 

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Should have been a double cleanout. Basically a long sweep wye in both directions. And I believe Jeff is correct, that the intention was to clean out towards the house.

Is that a septic tank right next to the cleanout?
 

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The only time we do this (put the wye in backwards) the wye is completely vertical. With it on its side and backward it isn't helping much.

We sometimes put a wye in backward with another in correctly so they are back to back and the whole main can be accessed. But laying them on their side like that isn't good.
 

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looks like the clean out is to clean upstream rather than typical down stream. looks really shallow I think a clean out tee on its back with a yard box to access would be better just one idea . As far as that being legal I dout it I would not conider this and agree with You Niko its hack !
there is a another clean out a feet away for the other direction.. this cleanout was for going into the house...
 

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thanks for all the responses... do you guys agree that such a Y design could cause feeces and other stuff to come through the cleanout . the Y was intended by the plumber to allow a easier access to cleanout towards the house.
if you can provide comments on the they bad design is causing feeces to get stuck in the cleanout, i can go back and tell the plumber he did it the wrong way.. thanks
 

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We have all expressed opinion that its a Shitty way to plumb (pun intended) and the correct way is noted in comments
 
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