Re: replacing clay sewer pipes
A few more tips:
- When you go to get the permit, have a sketch showing the locations of your house, the street, any trees, your property lines, and what you plan to do. Include measurements of distances between things.
- Install a two-way cleanout next to the house where the pipe comes out. This is probably required by code, but even if it isn't it's a good idea as it will allow servicing of the pipe to the street without having to enter the house.
- Lay pipe with the writing up so the inspector can see it.
- Where the branch line connects to the sewer main can be quite deep. Be careful about possibility of a trench cave-in, which can be deadly. Shoring may be necessary.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.