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Old 08-31-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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I need to run a 4" drain pipe under a 5' wide sidewalk. Never done this before. What kind of tool(s) are available for this, other than a sewer spade? I picture some kind of powered auger like a horizontal post hole digger. Any such thing? What are your recommendations? Thanks

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Called a shovel, sweat and hard work, sorry, that what we do in the field, unless you take up the sidewalk.

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A 5' span isn't nearly wide enough to justify renting a power drilling unit. Maybe if you were augering under a drveway, street or highway...
As Ron advised...a shovel should do for this job.
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Water Jet Right Under Sidewalk
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:21 PM   #5
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Now THAT is an even better idea. Rig a hose attachment to a 6' piece of galvanized pipe OR use a pressure washer.
Way To Go, Ryan!
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Thanks, I'd thought about that but wasn't sure how fast it might be. Gues I'll be firing up the pressure washer.

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