Monday, May 18, 2015

A Major Plumbing Problem — Not Mine Thankfully

First off I'm glad this didn't happen with my house.

My brother and sister-in-law had a major plumbing problem at their house. One of the main lines needed to be replaced. This it the line that goes out to the sewer.

What was strange about it was the line didn't go from the house to the street. It went from the back of the house to a major pipe by their back property line.

This of course meant more pipe and more digging and thus more money. What was remarkable about it was they were able to replace the pipe and get things back up and running in one day. Once it was inspected the trench, where the old pipe was dug up, was covered over and all finished up the next day.

Here are a few photos from the dig.

Here's the start of the trench at the back of the house. That's the pipe that goes into the house

The back hoe.

More of the trench that was dug

The piping that was pulled up. It really had seen better days.


Carmelo said...

That looks like a lot of work. When I was little my parents had to dig out our entire front yard because of bad plumbing problems. They ended up replacing it all. It stayed like that for probably 4 months. It was actually kind of fun because it was in the summer and there were just giant piles of sand.

Carmelo @ PRO Hot Water Service

Lovella Cushman said...

You weren’t kidding when you said it was a major plumbing problem. I can’t even begin to imagine the headaches that this must be causing – there’s an actual back hoe there! At least once this gets done the new plumbing should last at least a solid decade at the very minimum.