Built in 1945 The house halfway down the block is on the market, and the listing information shows it was built in 1944. Makes sense. They started building at one end. As you can imagine, everything is old, and needs service. The last few weeks, the guy uphill from me was having problems with plumbing. Thanks to gravity, it goes downhill. All the homes on the block feed into the main sewer line. Fortunately, I have a few tools. I own a "sewer jet" and a plumber's snake. Not a plumber by trade. But I've seen enough plumbers work, and seen their bills. I do understand that plumbing is gravity operated. Pipes have a certain drop, and gravity takes it down. I understand that I can afford a few tools, but not a call for service. A "rooter guy", not a plumber, just a guy who you call to clear clogged drains, once told me that the tools he uses cost less than what he charges for just 1 job. A plumber's pipe wrench, a few screw drivers, tongue and groove pliers, the snake, the high pressure line......his 1st service call paid for all his basic tools. As I was out on the street, where I opened the access cover leading to The City's sewer line......cops came. Somebody saw me on the street, with the cleanout service cover lifted, and called the cops?