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Old 01-20-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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I was wondering why my sewer clean out was installed in the side of the drain instead of on top and then buried about 2 feet deep.

I discovered this when I was digging to add a clean out. Any suggestions for a simple way to make use of what's already there and get it to ground level with some extension.

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Old 01-20-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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Dig out all the way around it, cut the pipe on both sides, rotate it to where it should have been and use Two repair couplings or hub less connectors.
A repair coupling is a coupling with not raised area in the middle so it can be slipped over the pipe and slid back when cleaned and glued.
Then add a short piece of pipe and a 45,another piece of pipe and a clean out adapter.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:34 PM   #4
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Thanks! Is this what I would use to connect to the existing clean out threads? Then, attach a 45 to that.
http://m.lowes.com/product?langId=-1...&nValue=SEARCH
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I made a mistake in my post.
Replace that clean out that's there now with this.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/NIBCO-4-i...HD4/100343303#
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It was possibly installed sideways for testing purposes, then capped after inspection
San tees are not approved as clean out fittings in all areas, I suggest a wye
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Ok thanks theEplumber that makes a little more sense. I was confused as to why they would have done that.

I was prepared to install a wye anyway when I started digging and saw this. So, sounds like I should just proceed as planned.
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Hi all,

I accidently hit reply when I was planning to do a new thread.


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