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bluefitness 08-18-2009 10:55 PM

Drain line under sidewalk
 
I need to run a 4" drain pipe under a sidewalk. Is there an easy way to do this?

johnnyboy 08-18-2009 11:37 PM

cut a 4" piece of the sidewalk out and start digging? Or pull up the whole sidewalk pad?

TooledUp 08-23-2009 09:41 AM

I do not think so. I think you can dig from both sides and then eventually under the walk until you have enough room to slide your pipe in there.

vsheetz 08-30-2009 12:48 AM

With a smaller pipe you could use the pipe as a water drill, I did this once with 2" and went under a street - was a bear to do and took a jack hammer as modivation to the pipe. The city would not allow the street to be be dugup or even closed. I don't think you could do the water drill thing with 4" pipe.

Digging under half way from either side of the sidewalk would be my suggestion. Not easy I know, but should not be too bad.


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